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 was a new (and largely untrained) teacher, overseas. Everything seemed to be against me: altitude (tiring), climate (hot), staffing (too few, hence overworked), pupils (as my mother might have said, ‘Worse than a cartload of monkeys’). Back home I...
Dew on grass lawn
Their infectious energy cheers me up when I am stressed or flagging. God never tires of injecting joy into our lives, if we just remember to look for it, even in the most unexpected of places.
Squirrel peering around a tree
I was surprised how panicked I felt about the situation – it has happened before, many times. But then I realised that I was placing a great deal of my security into a dubious sense of connection with my scattered family through email, Skype and...
People in a cafe chatting
When I hear the constant Tweet Tweet or Squawk Squawk it reminds me of what Jesus said about the birds of the air: that we should take note, the birds do not have to sow or reap or gather into barns, but ‘your heavenly Father feeds them’. Out there...
Female blackbird sitting on a fence
Our prayer times together in her home have been interesting: listening to hymn CDs, looking at her knitting patterns and admiring the outfit she was to wear at her son’s wedding. I arrived to visit her just before Christmas. ‘Have you an hour to...
Jars of homemade marmalade
My hosts kindly said they would send me a cutting from their plant, and I went away and forgot all about it. Imagine my surprise when today, four years later, along came a parcel containing a little Christmas cactus from Exeter. It was safely packed...
Christmas Cactus Wikimedia Commons
Now it was Christmas Day and I was sitting beside my friend’s bed waiting to see the consultant. Fortunately my friend’s situation wasn’t too serious but he could not be discharged until the consultant had seen him. We could do nothing at all but...
Credit Wikimedia Commons
After their presentation, while most of the elderly folk were dozing, the children sat quietly munching biscuits and drinking orange squash. I felt a tug at my sleeve. The little girl playing Mary was in full costume and fully into her role. ‘Can I...
Nativity play Credit Datei via Wikimedia Commons
Ten minutes into our nattering she mentioned one of the priests, a rather unwell elderly gentleman, who was about to celebrate Mass in their little chapel. I asked him if I could join him. He grinned, held my hand and replied, ‘The Holy Spirit works...
Credit John Curnow Wikimedia Commons
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