Midweek Meditations

— Thoughts, Inspiration and Encouragement from ACF Community Members —

The ACF Midweek Meditations
are written by a diverse group of our church members with the intention to seek God’s fingerprints in our lives…

  • sometimes serious and sometimes with a bit of humour
  • inspired by all facets of life: bible passages, current politics, poetry, encounters with friends & strangers, nature observations or a recent Sunday sermon
  • written by ordinary people from all walks of life: stay-at-home mums, university professors, retired ladies and gentlemen, full-time missionaries or the kids from children’s church
  • reflecting all sorts of Christian backgrounds and spiritualities

Each week’s text reflects the individual viewpoint of its author. They might not always resonate with everyone, and are not meant to be understood as representing the Anglican Church Freiburg as a whole. Yet, as a church that is aiming to ‘Build a Community of Grace’ we seek to practice learning from and listening to one another.

We pray that these humble ponderings add a small spark of blessing to your week.

Enjoy!

  • Deep Roots will produce robust Shoots - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — Modern technology has greatly aided the ability of the meteorological forecasters to detect and report the movement of hurricane force winds throughout the world. However there are still times when one is caught by surprise, as was the case here in Freiburg/Black Forest a few... Continue Reading →
  • A Table For Such A Time As This (by The Rev Vinod Victor) - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. Psalm 23:5 The elderly gentleman who walked to me during coffee after service said, “The greatest lesson I learnt during the Pandemic was the futility of enmity and hostility. I have had a... Continue Reading →
  • Camping, serving, singing… - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — When I was a teenager, just before I went to university, I went with a friend to “Soul Survivor”. This “Soul Survivor” event was organised by a large church in Watford/North London. They also had a record label that published artists such as Tim Hughes... Continue Reading →
  • There once was a village in Bavaria - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — There once was a village in staunchly catholic and equally staunchly conservative rural Bavaria where every election netted the same solid absolute majorities for the ruling Christian Social Union party, the CSU. And so things went on for decades. However, much to the chagrin of... Continue Reading →
  • Doing the right thing - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — This Tuesday, the 76th session of the UN General Assembly will open. On Friday, another ‘Fridays for Future’ demonstration is to be held in Freiburg (and worldwide). On 26 September, the next Bundestagswahl will be take place. Each event has already generated heated debate. The... Continue Reading →
  • After the floods - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — “Öl” somebody has chalked in orange onto the side of the gutted house, it’s vacant, eye-like windows staring at the devastation that used to be Ahr river valley. Careful, whoever is going to tend to this ruin of somebody’s livelihood next – likely, there is... Continue Reading →
  • Ponderings of a Traveller - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ Luke 10:27 Just recently, while traveling, this passage kept popping into my mind. I couldn’t seem... Continue Reading →
  • So close, but so far away… - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — Sometimes it is possible for something to be both close and far away. Thanks to today’s technology we can see what’s happening all around the world in real time. I can see with my family daily via FaceTime (video chat). This can be bittersweet. Things... Continue Reading →
  • He’s Gone - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — Recently I experienced the sudden death of my brother, Dave. Early one morning I woke up to the message  *call me* from my sister-in-law and I immediately called and her first words were “he’s gone”. These two words hit me hard and I felt as... Continue Reading →
  • Where does my strength come from? - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — Do you feel sometimes already tired before the day even starts? Endless snoozing of the alarm clock in the hope that just another five minutes will make the difference, but didn’t? Before getting up thoughts already whirling through your head about all the things which... Continue Reading →

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