Do not be dismayed!

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- "There are 29 references to the word dismay in the Old Testament, nearly all of them have to do with the instruction “do not be dismayed”.  This is a word that we seldom use today but means to be intimidated, discouraged or thoroughly disheartened. I... Continue Reading →

Dawn from on high

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- For the past few years, the Church of England's Morning Prayer (Daily Office) had been my companion at the start of the day. Of course there were weeks (and even months) of me falling out of the habit of praying these words. Also, the way... Continue Reading →

Now is the day of salvation

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- As we are getting closer to yet another lockdown, with viral infections peaking at rates not seen before, and with yet another morphed variant of the SARS-Cov-2 family starting to spread, there is a lot of sadness and disappointment, and also bickering and backbiting. 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 →

Springtime

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- We will sing a new song 'Cause death is dead and gone with the winter We will sing a new song Let "hallelujahs" flow like a river We're coming back to life Reaching towards the light Your love is like springtimeSpringtime by Chris Renzema Springtime... Continue Reading →

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 →

Hope

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- The first candle of the advent wreath lit is traditionally the candle of Hope. The Christmas season is a season of waiting and hoping. The birth of Jesus took place in a dark oppressive time in Palestine’s history. Rome was the one calling the shots... Continue Reading →

Through the Storm

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragement from ACF community members --- Enormous, thundering waves, thick black darkness, a creaking boat tossed about, grown men – fishermen at that - terrified to their core. And onto the scene walks Jesus: first challenging his friend Peter, and eventually bringing those stunned and frightened men safely to the... Continue Reading →

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