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!

  • Advent – The Season of Waiting - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — We have all have the experience of waiting and the feelings that come with it. What do you think of when you hear the word “waiting”? What memories come to you and are you like the most of us that hate waiting. Often Advent is... Continue Reading →
  • Divine Choreography  - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — It’s one year since we came to Freiburg. On hindsight I see a tapestry of Divine choreography at work.  Coming to Freiburg is a giant leap in faith for us. I had not even heard of  the town until one day in zoom the parish representatives... Continue Reading →
  • November 11, 2022: Kurt Vonnegut jr, Centenary - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — Vonnegut was one of the most popular authors of the late 20th century. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana as the grandson of German immigrants, he survived the firebombing of Dresden in February 1945 as an American POW in the basement of Schlachthof 5 – the eponymous... Continue Reading →
  • On remembering - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal. Philippians 3:13-14 Especially in Germany, November is a month of remembrance. November 9 was the date of the abolition of the monarchy in... Continue Reading →
  • Welcome home - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — It has been a long journey, dusty roads, no real rest, the environment not familiar, not even inviting, but exhausting because too few moments of lighting up, of light-hearted joy and playfulness. Prognoses often were grim and if not you could never be sure how... Continue Reading →
  • As we lie awake in the dark - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — It’s one thing to be at peace when you reach that serene mountain plateau (or alm) as we did on more than one hike during a recent trip to the stunning Dolomites, however, a close family friend amazed me during a few encounters at my... Continue Reading →
  • Hoover Dam in Nevada - source of sustainable energy Bringing flowers to the desert - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — Over the coming decades, generating enough clean energy for us all to live comfortably will be an enormous engineering challenge. We must all remember that energy is costly and hard to come by. For example, last Sunday, the wind turbines on Rosskopf generated about one... Continue Reading →
  • semi-open-air theatre in Oberammergau, Oberammergau passion play, Passionsspiele Passionsspiele Oberammergau - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — 3 years ago a friend offered to get us tickets for the 2020 Passionsspiele in Oberammergau. The world-famous play has been performed nearly every 10 years since 1634. It all began with the villagers of Oberammergau pledging that if God let the plague leave the... Continue Reading →
  • Help me understand… - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — I’m guessing I’m not alone.  There are those with whom I share this planet who I just don’t like. As it turns out they are mostly relatives. I call them my “accidental acquaintances”, people who are, like it or not, in my life.  In my... Continue Reading →
  • a sheep standing in a meadow, looking towards the viewer Lost and Found - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — If there was an award for losing things and/or getting lost, I am sure I would win it. You name it, I have lost it, but the things I have lost the most are my key, earrings, and my wallet. Luckily most of the time... Continue Reading →

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