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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When we had to demolish a rotten old greenhouse I kept all the wood to use in my stove. As I struggled to pull out all the nails the builder came over and said "Why bother, the nails will fall out when you burn the wood". I was busy banging them...
Stack of old wood with nails in and a hatchet
Birds came to eat them I tried to chase the birds away then God said I made those birds, they have eggs to brood and chicks to feed I put up a bird feeder Now I have flowers and birds.
Plants growing in containers, including geranium with red flowers.
The kiss of the sun for pardon, The song of a bird for mirth, One is nearer to God in a garden, Than any place else on earth This is quite literally true. God started us off in a garden, telling us to look after it. We don’t need to make the same...
Person holding a plant which has been taken out of the soil
By chance, there was a man sitting looking out of the window and he looked up and smiled, just as I looked in. I don’t think he was smiling at me – I don’t think he saw me – nor was he smiling at anyone else passing by I think. He was just smiling...
Old bearded man smiling
I realised that this last week alone, I have been blessed with a great gift. Early on in the week, my good friend and I had shared prayer and scripture reflections at our CAFOD Live Simply group. Then we met for coffee and a long walk; exchanging...
Two older women out for a walk.
As I gazed up at the roof in silent prayer, trying to find words to talk to God, I was grateful for a moment's peace. But more than that, I felt as though a person much bigger and stronger anyone I had ever known, but also a gentle person, and...
Picture of Westminster Cathedral with afternoon light shining through window.
The hardest thing in some ways was a peculiar sense of numbness, a sort of cold feeling inside. One of the things which helped me was the beauty of nature, particularly flowers. My mother's parting gift to me, by a sheer coincidence, was a new...
A rose silhouette against a blue sky in the evening
Coupled with the love and care of my husband for 57 years. Not least, I am carried and supported all the days of my life by our loving Lord!
An old woman's hands clasped on her lap as though in prayer
My sister-in-law’s sister-in-law – that’s a complicated line of relationship! – always knew her battle with pancreatic cancer would not succeed but she fought a valiant war. Her husband sent me the following email after her death: She left her body...
A curtain blowing in the breeze
And added to this, has been the continuing stress of caring for an elderly relative. So sometimes lately, it has been a real struggle for me as I have been invited to open my heart in morning silent prayer. But all through these Lenten days, the...
Robin on a branch
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