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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One day she said to all of us, ‘Look, like everyone else you all spend a lot of time talking to yourself. You could turn all of it into a prayer, if you just add “Jesus” on at the end of what you have just told yourself.’ Miss Higham only said that...
Image of fountain and pigeons, with old men sitting on benches, credit JC Bonassin, Unsplash.
Each day I am struck anew and gladdened by the the site of a clutch of church spires scattered amongst the mass of rooftops. Sadly, nearing the city centre any intricately carved and beautiful spire pointing heavenwards becomes dwarfed by the city’s...
View of Glasgow with tall buildings and church spires via Wikimedia Commons
I’d been visiting this group and felt welcome, so I filed my application to join – less out of certainty than of a desire to show decisiveness. But then I sent a few emails that received no response—discourteous, perhaps, but not an absolute...
Person writing at desk,
My precious ninety-six-year-old aunt died far away in Australia. Right up to the day she fell and broke her hip she was as bright and chirpy as a little bird. But she did not regain consciousness after the operation to mend her smashed old bones. As...
Sheep grazing on green pasture, mountains in background
Although this time spent in prayer with God is about ten minutes long I found myself feeling anxious at how the candidates would sit and keep still – especially my son, for this amount of time? Would they be reverent enough? Would we have to keep...
Candles and monstrance on altar for Adoration
They appear in purple, yellow or cream carpets all over the place at this time of year. It was something I’d never considered before, but it is true that my reaction to these flowers is more profoundly spiritual than my reaction to snowdrops,...
Purple crocuses
She had her jacket on when I arrived, setting off alarm bells in my heart. But … ‘I’ve been sitting in the garden,’ she announced. It was a beautiful, warm spring day. She had put out cushions on a bench and we sat talking in the sunshine. We shared...
Clouds reflected in estuary at Leigh-On-Sea
She kept saying, ‘Come quickly, please’. We had summoned the ambulance crew and I said, ‘They’ll be here very soon, Joyce’. Then, very quietly, while we talked over what to do, she died. Later, I realised that she was actually talking to God. Our...
Hospital corridor
The city at night can seem dark and even a little scary at times, but it is filled with signs of life: people going shopping, going to bars and restaurants, hurrying home from work, and it is easy to forget that even in the city there are churches,...
Light shining through a church window at night
Arriving in one area, I was greeted by a mother with a disabled child I had never seen before. His face lit up in a big smile and he then seemed to dance, turning around but getting more rigid in his muscles. He was so excited. I took his hand to...
Child holding finger to their lips to suggest silence
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