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!

  • Don’t Take for Granted - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — Don’t Take for Granted Don’t’ take for grantedYour FaithFor in a turbulent seaIt is the anchor that holds you safe Don’t take for grantedYour faith communityFor in times, you need them mostThey are the manifestations of grace Don’t take for grantedThe roof you have over... Continue Reading →
  • A need to fill our batteries in times of COVID19 and beyond - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — Day 3 of Corona: The last three days were in a feverish daze, getting up for restroom or getting something to drink, everything seems endlessly exhausting and only a brief intermezzo to dozing off again into lots of dreams. I remember my first round of... Continue Reading →
  • Let’s go camping! - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — On my birthday in February, I got one of those presents that puts one into the position of feeling forced to manufacture a more or less genuine-looking smile and sort-of-excited exclamation of ‘Thank you!’. The gift was a weekend trip to a Christian women’s camping... Continue Reading →
  • Childhood - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — God is our heavenly Father. We are all children of God. We are all God’s family. Together, these declarations are an amazing way to frame our relationship with God and with each other. We look at ourselves as children of God, and each other as... Continue Reading →
  • Giving the Reason for my Hope - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — Despite growing up as a “missionary kid” and being a believer for as long as I can remember, I must admit that I have often been lacking in the skills to share my faith and sometimes didn’t know quite how to approach people. Yet I... Continue Reading →
  • Was God There? - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — [Ramble Alert!] Surely there have been times when you have wondered if religion didn’t do more harm than good.  Looking at the history of the American West, for example – the destruction of life and cultures in the name of Christianity – makes me loathe... Continue Reading →
  • The time is out of joint - — Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members — Pentecost is now being celebrated in our church. Its regularity on the liturgical calendar gives rhythm to our spiritual lives, this principal feast being held fifty days after Easter Sunday. However, it is also a ‘moveable’ feast, falling on a different date each year according... Continue Reading →
  • 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 →

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