Author Archives: R.H. (Rusty) Foerger

About R.H. (Rusty) Foerger

As I enter the third third of life, I am becoming aware of the role of elders today “to enlarge spiritual vision, being devoted to prayer, living in the face of death, as a living curriculum of the Christian life” (Dr. James M. Houston). I am a life long and life wide learner who seeks to: *decipher the enigma of our worth *rescue from the agony of prayerlessness *integrate spiritual friendship.

Broken Things

Broken Things, by Julie Miller You can have my heart Though it isn’t new It’s been used and broken And only comes in blue It’s been down a long road And it got dirty on the way If I give … Continue reading

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Prayer for the Day of Atonement

Prayer for the Day of Atonement So then, let thy worshipful awe (fear), O Yahweh our God, come over all thy creatures, and reverent dread of thee upon all thou has made, that all thy creatures may be in awe … Continue reading

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Learning Humility

I suspect most people go to school to become expert, competent, respected and respectable. Who goes to school to be humbled; to be humble? And if you are so fortunate as to learn humility – to become humble, you will … Continue reading

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The Child has time to take time as it comes

“The child has time to take time as it comes, one day at a time, calmly, without advance planning or greedy hoarding of time. Time to play, time to sleep. He knows nothing of appointment books in which every moment … Continue reading

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Your Eyes are so Big and Bright

Your Eyes are so Big and Bright My Son Your eyes are so big and bright my son I can see you smile with your eyes But if I could never see you again I’d still see the smile of … Continue reading

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The Bucket List

The following is taken from Ann Voskamp’s reflections on the “bucket list”: … I wander into a little Mennonite General Store in a village so small you’d miss it if you blinked too fast. The 100-year-old wooden floor planks creak. … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Poor

As Dorothy Day was preparing a supper at St. Joseph’s House on Chrystie Street in New York, she looked around at all her fellow workers and thought how hopeless it was to try keep up appearances: I looked around and … Continue reading

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