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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I am not sure if this was planned – I think it was – but our music group managed to lead us through Mass with music in all the usual places and used hymns which we knew the words to such as 'Make me a channel of your peace', 'Amazing Grace' and a...
Hymn books on the back of pews
The secondary response though that I have observed is not the knee jerk reaction of above, but one of empathy and coming together. At a deep level we all as people recognize the need for one another and the need to reach out for help and to help. We...
Campbell's soup
Settling down with my things I was quite surprised that they began a conversation. My husband joined me and the conversation continued. Actually, it continued for what must have been two hours as we travelled. The people opposite were country folk...
A view of rural Somerset
There's so much 'no', 'not good enough', 'I'm not interested', 'that's disappointing' in our working environment, it's blocking enthusiasm, creativity, and life expression, for the sake of efficiency, productivity and comfort. And between 'do it...
Flowers and a card saying 'thank you'
I was very disappointed. I tried random different flavours, but they were not as good as raspberry. There was no icecream place we have not searched, and I wasn't satisfied with anything I tried, as I was comparing it with my memory of raspberry...
Raspberry Icecream
At one time I would try to pray at bedtime but I have noticed that bedtime is not a good time for me to do anything except sleep. This is, of course, a blessing. I don't have trouble getting to sleep. So that possible slot is gone. In the mornings I...
A woman walking on paving stones in the rain
So it was that the statue of Mary kept her tinsel and artificial winter foliage until 2nd February. But then, when everything else was taken down... she still kept her tinsel. Looking up at the statue and seeing the Christmas decorations around her...
Scattered star sequins
I was left wondering what it was she had not asked for and from whom. Was it a serious illness or was it a deserved promotion? From the tone I rather suspect it was the former. It made me ponder how very often we beg God for things rather than...
A train platform with people walking along it
But today I found a new notebook and was really pleased. Such a simple thing, but it would mean I could make sure I was organised over the coming weeks. Despite its very ordinary uses I have to add that the notebook also has some less ordinary uses...
Notebook and pen
Still, a sense of gratitude came to me as though from nowhere. Gratitude because I knew that things could be worse. More than that though, I had a heightened awareness of the sufferings of others, a strong sense that although I wasn't feeling my...
Two people talking, looking out at a view
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