Ascension to Pentecost

--- Midweek Meditations:thoughts, inspiration and encouragementfrom ACF community members --- Since I grew up in the US in a non church-going home I never heard much about the two public German holidays that follow Easter. Because of my confusion, the first book in German I purchased was a book describing where the majority of celebrations... 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 →

The Fruit of the Holy Spirit

--- Midweek Meditations: thoughts, inspiration and encouragement from ACF community members --- The fruit of the Holy Spirit are the 9 attributes of a person and a community who live in accord with the Holy Spirit. St. Paul lists these attributes in his letter to the Galatians: But the fruit of the Spirit is love,... Continue Reading →

Falling in Love with Time

--- Midweek Meditations: thoughts, inspiration and encouragement from ACF community members --- My Dad sometimes calls time the Old Enemy. As in, instead of saying, “What’s the time?”, he might say, “How’s the Old Enemy?” Now, I have never really been a fan of military metaphors, particularly in Church. Thinking of our faith as a... 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 →

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 →

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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