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 →

Psalm 151

--- Midweek Meditations: thoughts, inspiration and encouragement from ACF community members --- The Lord is my shepherd,I shall not want.Psalm 23:1 These are the first of David’s well-known words. Written by a shepherd boy out in the wilderness, they talk about his very personal way of relating to God, using images he was surrounded by... 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 →

Shaking the Grass

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragement from ACF community members --- I came across a poem last week in a book I was reading, and I’d like to share it with you as it has really stuck in my mind. It’s by an American poet called Ezra Pound. It is short and simple, but I... Continue Reading →

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