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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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