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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This one was certain to be worse than most as there was no explanation in English to be seen. The image below though however caught my attention and needed no words to express its content to me. I don’t know exactly what was in the artist’s mind but...
A sculpture of black apples and a serpent
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
Now in the picture it would look as though we did a very good job at guiding the magnificent Jacob’s sheep over the farmland. But any illusions I might have had of having a way with my allocated sheep Paintpot were soon dispelled when our delightful...
Some people with sheep on leads
But behold! There is now a special offer on online and I purchase two sacks and another is offered at a discount. The next day the parcel arrives and I now have 30kg of duck food to distribute. My attitude changes and I’m back to my old ways of...
Ducks
A sheep lover’s delight. I was enjoying watching the sheep being judged in the ring. But what struck me was the way that those showing them were wearing casual clothes. Jeans and trainers. And in that moment I wondered what Jesus would wear if he...
Shepherds with prize sheep
We are in a new season with her as she is asserting her independence and we are carefully weighing how much to allow within necessary boundaries of protection. This week, we allowed her to walk home the three blocks from her school bus stop. Then...
A young girl stroking a dog outdoors
Out of millions of people, the police found him. He is hospitalised and going to rehab to Mount Carmel. The Carmelites were praying for him and I found the site by chance on line. He is not physically damaged but poorly. All our prayers and fears...
A London bus at night
I also saw an advert recently for Marks and Spencer's which talks about 'must-haves'. The 'must-haves' were clothing items like shoes and coats. But we know that most people seeing these advert are not being sold their first pair of shoes or a first...
A living room decorated in an 'Ikea' way
I went for a walk to enjoy the autumn colour as the leaves turned. I don't think I would have enjoyed it as much if I had been completely alone in the park though. Solitude can be good of course, but there was also something lovely about seeing...
Golden brown oak leaves on a sunny day
I have heard the Beatitudes many times over. In fact it was the reading at my wedding! Yet never seemed to have thought what 'poor in spirit' actually meant. I'm still puzzling out what the phrase means in my life, but reflecting on it has been...
Painting of the people gathering around Jesus listening to the Sermon on the Mount