Hope fully!

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- How can we stay sane in these days? It is a year that Corona confines our lives. While toilet paper has been replenished for a long time, our hearts and minds are increasingly drained by the long social valley; leaving our souls downcast and disturbed... Continue Reading →

What to do about Lent

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- Historically Lent is 40 days before Easter, not counting Sundays. After the church became the official religion of Rome, Lent was practised across the empire. At the council of Nicea in 325 it became officially the practice of all Christians. Because Jesus fasted 40 days in the... Continue Reading →

That we may gain a heart of wisdom

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- Lord, you have been our dwelling placethroughout all generations.Before the mountains were bornor you brought forth the whole world,from everlasting to everlasting you are God.Teach us to number our days,that we may gain a heart of wisdom.Psalm 90: 1-2, 12 Perhaps some of you were... Continue Reading →

The Inadequacy of Words

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- Those who have smart phones, iphones, tablets or ipads have no doubt downloaded a variety of apps. I too have a number of them on my phone. Two of them are daily meditations, short contemplative or meditative texts - either spoken or written. I find... Continue Reading →

Divine Choreography

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.Isaiah 55:8-9 ESV Some of you probably... Continue Reading →

A Symbol of our Time

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- This week school started up again in our part of Germany. Children, parents and teachers are doing their best to make learning at home succeed as well as possible.The lockdown rules have tightened too and all of us are trying to balance necessary social interaction... Continue Reading →

Lightbulb Moments

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- For me, the 6th of January is a very special day in the calendar of the church. Here in Germany it is traditionally called Three Kings Day but in the church calendar it is called Epiphany. Epiphany is what the wise men experienced after a... Continue Reading →

Soup for All

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- Late December 2020. The numeric end of a year that for me personally did not exactly start very promising, in the ICU of Waldkirch General Hospital. A year that brought many of us to our limits, tested our resilience. A year that, unfortunately, won’t be... Continue Reading →

Hidden by Tissued Fripparies

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- In his poem „Christmas“, John Betjeman describes a very ordinary run up to Christmas. He talks about decorating the church, travelling home to family on a dark, rainy evening, and the excitement of going to bed on Christmas Eve as a child. This year, Christmas... Continue Reading →

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