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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As I held her, and rocked her, waiting for sleep to take over, I found myself praying 'thank you God, for this precious life, this precious child.' It was my birthday and I felt God saying to me 'your life is precious as well'.
Page from a young child's bedtime story. Text of a poem with words 'goodnight'.
But after a positive start, there have been some hitches...job applications and a nasty chest infection have caused delays. I do not find it easy to cope with disorder and chaos so my mood has been slowly deteriorating! But today, Homelessness...
Wooden floor board with paint splashed on them. Ivars Krutainis, Unsplash
It can often be hard to make the time, but one of the things that has kept me going and provides more inspiration than anything else are the other volunteers, who come from different backgrounds, are of different ages, and have different skills. One...
Mother with two small children and an iPad. Alexander Dummer, Unsplash.
Hoping not to cause him offence, I recalled playing ‘Priests’ with my five brothers, and as a girl, smarting at the injustice of not being able to play the lead role! Our grubby fingers flattened rounds of white bread to use as hosts. Rather than...
A baby cradled in the arms of his father, mother looking on
I am currently living in a place where I don't speak or understand the language shared by most of my neighbourhood. Sometimes I feel like I have little sense of who my community is because I can't communicate with them or understand the chatter...
Two older women drinking tea. Credit: Matthew Henry, Unsplash.
I really converted as an act of faith, in full knowledge that no amount of studying or talking about it could prepare me fully for the lifelong pilgrimage of Christianity. That’s why when we baptised our son last Sunday, I was far more emotional. I...
Image of chalice symbolising the sacraments. Credit: Marcin Mazur, Flickr
Every night, the two of us pray together for healing in our family and for growth and blessings on our children and grandchildren. I find God and true solace in these minutes of prayer, relying on recent wise words from Pope Francis that sometimes...
Candle flame. Luna Davidson, Unsplash
As I walked down the street in Savannah a person on the street was playing a guitar and singing. As I drew abreast of him he sang, "My God is an awesome God!" His song broke through my darkness and set me free! I was free to forgive and live in God'...
Street performer playing guitar on busy street.
A small phrase at the end of her reply really touched me. She signed off - "with tenderness". I was so touched. It felt like a greeting from God responding to a deep longing. I can't seem to let those two small words go now. They are really helping...
Baby's hand in the hand of an adult.
I was thrown into a whirlwind – firstly negotiating my car through her narrow driveway and reversing into the busy traffic, and then her mobility: where would we park? How far could she walk? Did she have a blue badge? No time to think … she was in...
Kettle and mug of tea. Dayne Topkin, Unsplash.
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