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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With Pentecost coming, it reminded me of my Confirmation. In the pictures I am a shy, awkward, teenager – mostly trying to avoid the camera, with perhaps a tiny smile teased from me for the occasion. I was reminded of my brother's Confirmation, a...
A candle flame burning in a contained with a heart shaped window.
General appeals had not helped so I took to asking individuals after Mass on Sunday and struck gold. Jim agreed to wield the mower after (evening) Mass on the Monday. We met up and, with mower and cable organised I could have gone home, but decided...
Image of lawnmower and lush grass
During that time these simple words came to me. Jesus seemed to say to me quite clearly: 'I'll still be waiting for you when you are done with being busy.' I think that's the first time in my life that it occurred to me so strongly (it might seem...
 A butterfly on a rhododendron bush
She was dirty, asking for money, crying. Everyone ignored her. I did not know what happened to her. But when I saw her, I saw I myself. Some months ago, I had deep depression and a strong feeling of despair. Some people came to me saying “you say...
Image of a tube train
It was a beautiful Mass. As it happened, there were not that many people I knew there, so for me it wasn't a convivial get-together of old friends, as you might imagine. Listening to the Cardinal and the chaplains speak, however, and during the Mass...
Portrait of Bl John Henry Newman by Sir John Everett Millais,
As it happened we were walking the same way. Fortunately, the weather was lovely, and it felt like a path opened up in front of us for us to chat as she made her way home, an opportunity to chat things through and to distract her with something...
Duckling swimming
It has been a time of sharing stories and memories - catching up with people whose lives have often been very different from my own - listening to their sorrows and difficulties as well as their joys and laughter. As I have reflected on all that I...
Birthday cake with candles
We had come together like a family round the table. Nourished by the Word of God we had reaffirmed our belief in His redeeming love. And we stood up, for what? Is this a shopping list of things we want God to attend to in the coming week? Not so! I...
Image of votive candles burning
These have been given away and some sold in aid of refugees. Today I used the reclaimed wood from a broken pallet as I thought it would be more eco-friendly. It was difficult work as the wood was of very poor quality, splitting and splintering...
Image of rough weathered wood
I was texting someone earlier and meant to type 'examine' but typed 'examen'. I looked at it for a minute, and couldn't quite work out what was odd about it - then I laughed, and changed it to the right word. That got me thinking about the many...
An iphone lying on top of a notebook
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