Grace

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- Skimming through next Sunday’s readings in order to prepare this meditation I did not choose:Philippians 3:4b-14 Maybe I would find a good topic in an Augustine quote? Surfing the internet I read the following: “Now there was, no doubt, a decided merit in the Apostle... Continue Reading →

A Provoking Tale

--- Midweek Meditations: thoughts, inspiration and encouragement from ACF community members --- Once upon a time there was a girl. Being the oldest of four siblings she was very concerned about fairness and sticking to the rules. These character traits, together with her hot temper made for some feet-stomping, on-top-of her-voice-yelling and door slamming episodes... Continue Reading →

Ask not for whom the bell tolls

--- Midweek Meditations: thoughts, inspiration and encouragement from ACF community members --- We have a small ritual in our house at the end of the day. At bedtime, I will sometimes say to the children „Ask not for whom the bell tolls…“they will then reply „..it tolls for thee.“ They will then go off to... Continue Reading →

A Carwash for your Soul

--- Midweek Meditations: thoughts, inspiration and encouragement from ACF community members --- In my lifetime I have had the privilege of attending a vast variety of Christian Worship services. One thing that is said in many of these services and almost always in a liturgical church is the Lord’s Prayer. The latter part of the... Continue Reading →

What do you want me to do for you?

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- "What do you want me to do for you?"This question echoes throughout our everyday lives. Maybe you hear it from your children, your coworkers, family members, friends. To whom do you ask this question? Over the past few days this question has popped into my... 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 →

Taking Rest

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragement from ACF community members --- Preparation for school and work vacation is sort of like Advent and the preparation for Christmas. At first many of you might wonder where I am coming from. What in the world does Christmas and vacation have to do with each other? One of... Continue Reading →

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