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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If you're unfamiliar, the Mrs Pepperpot stories were written by a Norwegian writer but very successful in English, and feature a little old lady who shrinks to the size of a pepperpot at unexpected moments. These stories of her adventures are...
A girl reading a children's book.
We are in the middle of the summer months, in a new year of 2020, and after an extended drought our community along with many other communities is facing a severe bushfire threat. Yesterday, a large fire which had been burning for some weeks in our...
A wildfire
Even so, sometimes the metaphor of God as a kind of sculptor or painter can be helpful. When I think of the mountains and the clouds, I think of broad brush strokes, like the beginnings of a painting by Turner. Actually, the film "Mr Turner" by Mike...
Lichen on trees in a forest in winter
Precisely because I do not subordinate to textbooks, I am always curious to see what the students make of the content of classes and never more so than what Buddhist-Shintoists might make of Christmas. And among the students, there might be the odd...
A blackboard with a Christmas decoration across it
My local church is quite small and doesn't have a choir, but we do have someone playing the keyboard (those who read these contributions regularly may note that I previously lived in a parish with no accompanist at all, and the music was even worse...
Sheet music
So, as I walked down the road to post the letters, I began to reflect on other skills I might be in danger of losing, and of the sensual nature of Christmas. There is the sound of the post landing on the mat – an audible thud at this time of year;...
A bauble on a Christmas tree
Some time ago, I visited the world heritage site of New Grange in Ireland. This amazing Neolithic mound was designed so that the rising sun would shine through a tunnel on Winter solstice day, lighting up the tomb deep inside the barrow. Apart from...
A tree in a field in winter at dawn
This Sunday, the third in Advent is also known as Gaudete Sunday, a time when we take a break from the preparations for the coming, or second coming, of Our Lord. It is a day on which we rejoice that the Saviour is coming at all, as John the Baptist...
Advent wreath
I'm a wee bit sentimental... when I go travel past other people's houses in a car or a bus and I see the windows all lit up by the lights of the Christmas tree inside, I feel warm inside thinking of the idea that everyone is experiencing a...
Christmas cards with good wishes
Then I was in town for a completely different reason and walked past a shop selling exactly the kind of thing she would like. (At least, I hope so!). So I was able to get her a few products which would help her take care of herself, feel nice and...
A gift wrapped in a ribbon
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