Where I found God today



These are short reflections shared by people who are seeking God in all things. Recording these moments of finding God in our experience can help us to cultivate gratitude and an increased spirit of generosity to others.

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Monday morning’s mist reminds us that autumn is on its way, “The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”, as John Keats once wrote. So we leave one season behind to enter another, and of course autumn will be followed by winter! There will be...
Wheat bales in a field at sunset
I rang a parishioner to offer to bring her communion and her delight was uplifting. I found myself getting very excited as I drove to her house at the appointed time and when I arrived she was there at her open door. Her smile as wide as her arms...
a house
When I went back to church, I felt the absence of the sign of peace again. However, I have noticed in the last couple of weeks that the congregation have decided to take their own measures. The priest no longer says the words which prompt the...
A woman in church
Now in early autumn, the red of the hawthorn berries is extraordinary. I assume that the hot spring weather contributed to a particularly good crop of hawthorn this September. Or perhaps the way I see nature has changed too? I had learned to turn...
Hawthorn berries
Tesco was founded on the very laudable principle of providing affordable food for people with little money to spend, but has this principle of getting stuff as cheaply as possible misfired? There is a famous line from a novel about people who ‘know...
Tesco sign
These invisible people do the work the rest of us would rather not have to do; we hide the work as well as the people that do it. All types of work are important, and anyone who works hard at doing something useful should be valued. Having a...
A wren against a brown background
Today as I walked around a local forest and lake, I wondered just that. As I reflected, I thought how the whole of nature is in a state of mindfulness. Everything is present to itself and to everything around it. The geese on the lake, honking madly...
Tree trunk
When I get up in the morning When I pray, and how When I eat, and what I eat What tasks I carry out, how well I do them When I rest, and how I refresh my soul Whom I speak with, what we talk about, for how long. These daily decisions will determine...
Shoes with arrows indicating directions
I need not have worried about oversleeping; a flash of lightning carried an unmistakeable message closely followed by thunder and the clatter of very heavy rain. I was up in good time to do all that I needed to do and still get to church in time,...
Lightening over the city
They are like peas in a pod but this little hood, when they are dry, snaps open with just a little pressure. No other type of nuts, that I know of, has this facility - we have to use a 'nut cracker'! How many things in God's plans make life easier?...
Peanuts for sale
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