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 to... 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 →

Talent inspires

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- Last week we heard about Eric Liddell. This year there has been a lot of top-level sport to watch. The Euro 2020 was rescheduled to this year, the Tour de France was held at its regular time in July this year and the Olympics are... Continue Reading →

God is not helpless among the ruins

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- These days as the Olympics are taking place in Japan, I am reminded of another of my heroes of the faith, the Scottish Eric Liddell. Some of you may be familiar with the award-winning movie Chariots of Fire, which depicted Liddell’s life, including his participation... Continue Reading →

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