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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Many years ago, when I was about 8 years old and still learning to knit, my grandmother took me to a coffee morning at her church, where they were knitting blanket squares. I've a vague idea they were being made into blankets for children in Africa...
Blanket made from knitted squares
It isn't a sad occasion; I am moving on to a new and wonderful opportunity that God has given me, and that necessitates leaving the old one behind. But I nevertheless felt very sad while writing the resignation letter, because I love the work I have...
A person typing on a laptop
At church on Sunday they sung the song by David Haas which goes 'Deep within, I will plant my law, not on stone, but in your hearts; follow me, I will bring you back, you will be my own and I will be your God.' A tear came to my eye as I sang the...
A plant growing in dry ground
It reminds me of the fact that we often disregard qualities of ourselves and others thinking them lesser or unimportant, and can find it hard to see the good qualities in others or sometimes in ourselves. We do not always have time to reflect on our...
A purple thistle against a blue background of water
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
I walked into work to find a stack of emails waiting for me, each of which demanded immediate attention or contained a thorny problem I needed to resolve with little time and a great deal of effort. I spilled coffee. A colleague sent the wrong set...
A man talking to a woman and pointing to a laptop
This week as I went up to communion the lady in front had communion and then attempted to get her small child to come away from the priest. The child was, however, quite determined and held their hands up hopefully. I waited patiently for the little...
Chalice and patten set out for Mass
The house contains many examples of Catholic recusant history, but particuarly thrilling for me and indeed for his brood of grandchildren were the priest-holes and escape routes. They think that many of the priest-holes were the work of Nicholas...
Tudor manor with moat
The technique is very simple; just cut a stem and place it in an envelope, head down so that the seeds collect in the bottom - and don’t forget to label the envelope! But as long as those seeds remain in the envelope at the back of the drawer they...
Poppy seed heads
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
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