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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It was gloriously sunny; Robins were singing; there was no rain but a crisp blue frosty November Friday. I am blessed by being retired so I decided to walk down to the sea front and enjoy the view avoiding the hordes of vehicles heading in to the...
The seaside in winter
As a family we would gather, usually on a Saturday evening, to pray together. A short reading from the Sunday readings would be read by one of us. We would take it in turns, because there were four children. We would also take it in turns to be the...
Four candle lit reflected
Attempts to get to know the new area where slightly complicated by this. For example, we spotted the nature reserve on the map and went for a walk there, but it was a quagmire and the possibilities of walking there were written off until late spring...
Ripening barley under blue skies
I heard these lyrics coming out of the radio today: "You may be an ambassador to England or France...you may like to gamble, you may like to dance......You may be a businesss man or some high degree thief.....they may call you doctor, or they may...
A person listening to the radio
This week though two pairs of my thick winter socks developed holes at the same time. I only have three pairs, so if I threw them away I would have to get a replacement, and suddenly the ecological messages of the last couple of years hit home and I...
Woollen socks
In our house, as in many others, it was the time when Mother prepared the Christmas puddings, cakes and other goodies for the Festive season. In the kitchen she gathered together the rich spices, peel and currants she had squirreled away in jars...
A person making Christmas biscuits
In any case I now seek out signs of each season, and each moment within the season. The first leaf fall of autumn, and the turning of each type of leaf. Recently it has been the turn of the beeches, birches and golden-leaved cherry trees. Occasional...
Golden leaves against a blue sky with the cross of a church in the background
I had left 'just enough' time to get to Mass that morning, by which I mean arriving about one minute before the first hymn starts. The woman was walking quite quickly and the little boy, who was only 8 or 9, hurrying with her. His Dad was on the...
A statue of St Anthony of Padua with the child Jesus
One night a forest scene came to mind. In it were several tall trees, with bark cracked and peeling, reaching to the heavens whilst the forest floor was covered with small bushes and bracken, some dead, others living. I could hear the thousands,...
Forest
But, from the window of the bus I saw that the trees were beginning to put on their glorious autumn clothing; their leaves quietly changing from greens to vibrant reds, golden yellows and velvety browns before dropping to the ground. The giant old...
Autumn leaves and acorns laid out
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