Where I found God today



These are short reflections shared by people who are seeking God in all things and have been surprised by what they find as they travel their pathways. 

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I knew the plant was called Old Man's Beard but only when I looked it up did I realised it was called Traveller's Joy which is doubly appropriate. I've noticed before that if anything my sense of wonder is increased when I'm having a difficult time...
Old Man's Beard - a rambling plant with grey, furry seedheads
Today, I stopped to stare with awe at cobwebs, beaded with frost, lacing a wooden bridge. I was reminded that spider silk might be compared to steel when it comes to tensile strength. Such industry, such artistry, such beauty from such a little one...
Cobweb hanging between two bushes
However, it's given me an extra impulse to get out on my walks. I like walking anyway, but when things are busy or the weather isn't great I find it harder to get out. I'm not a fan of targets, finding that I feel down if I don't meet them, so some...
A woman on a walk in the country (dressed for winter)
When I arrived I went to reception to ask what ward to go to, but she told me that visiting didn't start until 4. I asked if she was sure, and in her reply she was quite rude and unhelpful. So, not wanting to press the point and make a fuss, I sat...
A person reaching out their hand to another person
Members of our family travelled down by train to be with us at Christmas. As they were expected to arrive later in the evening we said we would collect them from the station. However, due to engineering work the train would terminate at a nearby...
Station with buses
A relationship with a friend went wrong. It's not something in particular that happened, but a combination of a busy period in our lives, an increased stress level and poor communication. There was a cooling somehow. I felt hurt and abandoned and...
A series of scrabble pieces spelling out 'Friends' with some small children's toys in the background
This is a straight ‘whodunnit’ with lots of murders and a totally amoral villain, but I am often amazed at the depth of topical content that can find its way into entertainment. Poirot, the Belgian detective, is reviled as a foreigner and the...
Cover of the book The ABC murders by Agatha Christie
Precisely because I do not subordinate to textbooks, I am always curious to see what the students make of the content of classes and never more so than what Buddhist-Shintoists might make of Christmas. And among the students, there might be the odd...
A blackboard with a Christmas decoration across it
Recently someone I know posted a video taken by one of Commander Hadfield's successors at the Space Station and I was reminded of this perspective on Creation. Then last week I was visiting my brother in Colombia and we were taken up the mountains...
A view of Bogota from the mountains
But there are signs of life. If you stand still among trees or undergrowth, you can listen. You can hear robins singing on the bleakest of days, the twittering of other tiny birds like blue tits, you might catch the flitting about of a wren, the coo...
A person walking in winter countryside
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