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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One creature that took my attention was a member of the Gerridae family. More commonly known as water striders, water skeeters, water bugs, pond skaters or water skippers, they are anatomically built to transfer their weight to be able to run on top...
Pond with lily pads
From some of the jottings I wonder if she longed for some quieter times in her hectic life as a farmer’s wife with six children. “Silence is the homeland of the strong.” (Tennyson). “To hear the voice of the voiceless, we must be silent before Him...
Notebook
Today, as I worked away at my computer there, I had the unmistakable sense that someone was looking at me, and when I looked up, there was an enormous cow craning over the gate. As I usually do when they come to call, I went out to say hello and was...
A brown cow licking a person's hand through a gate
Over the years I have got better at going through things and getting rid of stuff, but I discovered a whole clutch of items from nine or ten years ago that remained relatively untouched, apparently thrown into a cupboard at some point (fortunately...
A person going through some papers
On a very crowded bus an elderly gentleman in a flat cap commented that it was a good thing we were both slim as I sank into the seat beside him. As we continued to chat I learned, amongst other things, of his strategies to fill the empty days since...
Bus interior
This happened several times and in the end I just gave up and snapped the shot with the unwanted intruder in the frame. It was a hot day and I found myself getting slightly irritated by unwanted people! And then a thought came to mind. Sometimes, we...
Tintern Abbey
I think there is always a light on because they are on-call for 24 hours. Someone else might find this reminder of death morbid, or ghoulish, but I find it easier when I think of death and funeral as a part of life. The light in the window reminds...
A lamp
Emerging from a lethargic depression these opening lines of an E E Cummings’ poem came to mind. How much poorer would I be without access to these wordsmiths with their wondrous God-given talent; from before David and his Psalms to those scribblers...
Painting showing fields with sun rising by Vincent van Gogh
Always. Now this goes back to the time when there were real tea leaves in the pot and it made sense not to empty the dregs. But now...how long ago did we switch to tea bags? Alas the habit continues and it means having to empty his cup every time...
Cup of tea, with some tea left
Firstly, any dust that has accumulated on the sofa needs to be swept away. This is akin to us making a resolution to turn away from habits and practices that are unhelpful in our journey with God. Next, the sofa is cleaned with a “clean and renew”...
A hand in yellow rubber gloves holding a bottle of cleaner. "Protect and Preserve"
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