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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However, I read an article recently about something terrifying called ‘The Instagram Face’ a make-up trend which means people pour time into putting on make-up in a certain way so they look good on Instagram, all for what the article points out is a...
A pair of white trainers on a red background
Here is a photo of an evergreen climber scrambling through the forsythia, the lilac and the rose bushes. Its Latin name is Passiflora caerulea, but is more commonly called the Passion Flower. Have a look at the flower – take as long as you like...
A passion flower
We have tidied ours to a reasonable height and width but the fence was, until recently, utterly covered. Our new neighbours have cleared their shrubs away to be composted. They intend to put in bedding plants, which will no doubt look very nice...
A house surrounded by a picket fence
Seeing the bales I recalled reading about haymaking (hay is of course different than straw, used as fodder rather than bedding) in the James Rebanks book 'A Shepherd's Life'. When hay is made from meadows, the wildflowers are caught up with the long...
Straw bales on a field with blue sky in the background
I know we have Irish Catholics on one side, and on the other Anglicans and non-Conformists of various types. I recently visited a small village with my family where some of my ancestors were buried. Looking at their graves, I didn't have an...
An English churchyard
Recently I have thought much about the need to be present in our experiences rather than distracted or always thinking about the next moment. I sometimes flit about, rather than focusing. It is when I focus that not only am I more at peace, but I...
A blue butterfly sitting on a lavender plant
No doubt we all have mirrors in our houses somewhere. What image do they reflect? I often look into the bathroom mirror and wonder who the white haired old man I see there is and ask myself why he has come to live with us. Thinking of the Pharisee...
A cathedral reflected in a mirror
I've known for some time that in Christian art they are symbols of resurrection, a little like the phoenix. There's a beautiful mosaic of a peacock at Westminster Cathedral, and according to the radio programme the peacock features in Byzantine art...
Peacock
In the river although the level was low, the current was moving and clear with little fish and insects darting about. By comparison, the ponds and pools were choked with algae and weed; there was a smell of decay and rotting fish were floating on...
A still pool
He searched high and low throughout the house, using various tools to break in (including a newly purchased set of bolt cutters) but the lock remained secure. Eventually, after what seemed a supreme effort, he forced his way in. To his...
A wooden door with a rusty padlock