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!

  • hand with a bandaid First Aid Musings - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — Something happened this past weekend that caused me to remember a passage that Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians. While cutting a watermelon, my finger was in the way of the knife. I automatically dropped the knife and the watermelon rolled and fell to the floor. ... Continue Reading →
  • Catholic priest with a face mask in a church Modern-day Martyrs? - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — Does anyone remember the story of Don Giuseppe Berardelli? Supposedly, he got infected with Covid-19 early on, and the infection took a bad turn with the 72-year old priest from Casnigo near Bergamo. Supposedly, Don Guiseppe died after giving the respiratory unit that might have... Continue Reading →
  • Do you know me? - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — This weekend was mother’s day and we heard about the great characteristics of a good mother which many of us looking back can fortunately see and be thankful for. One of the characteristics was that mothers truly know you. They know you in and out,... Continue Reading →
  • Bible opened up at the psalms My Bible - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — This week’s meditation was written by one of the young members of the Anglican Church Freiburg. Read her original German text below. Today I am writing about my Bible, which I got 2 years ago for Easter. I especially like the Psalms because I find... Continue Reading →
  • What do I want? The process of making decisions! - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — Research from Huawei revealed that we make around 35,000 decisions per day. Imagine that! and 99% of those decisions are unconscious… the brain works in a routine manner and takes simple decisions such as: what should I wear today? What should I eat today?  A... Continue Reading →
  • Waiting for Easter - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — The season of Easter for me, more than Advent or Christmas, is about waiting. Waiting for that transcendent first light of dawn to break on the horizon, or even while it is still dark, I am already imagining Jesus bursting from the tomb and I... Continue Reading →
  • The Lord is my Shepherd… as I am Louey’s Can-opener - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — In these days of images of horror on the TV, we often see people fleeing with their pets.  Why, in the midst of destruction do people bother about animals?  Aren’t there more important things to worry about?  We know too that senior residences often allow... Continue Reading →
  • A Stampede of Grace - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — Usually during lent I choose to fast something and, not just anything, but something that I really enjoy. Most of the time it has been coffee, but alcohol and cake have also been options. I, like so many other people, have fasted not to punish... Continue Reading →
  • Compassion  - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — Last week I finally called a dear friend whom I had wanted to contact for a long time. She is not well, I knew that.  I hadn’t heard from her in a while. My everyday life was so busy these weeks and I was so... Continue Reading →
  • ‘s ist Krieg - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — ’s ist Krieg! ’s ist Krieg! O Gottes Engel wehre,Und rede Du darein!’s ist leider Krieg – und ich begehre,Nicht schuld daran zu sein! Matthias Claudius There is a war on – and dear Lord,I don’t want to be responsible.I don’t want to be held... Continue Reading →

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