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.

Pray for the Nation

On this Canada Day, celebrating 150 years of nationhood – here are some suggestions in what, who and how to pray for our nation (taken from nationatprayer.ca): Pray for Elected Officials to: Be persons of integrity, grace, and conviction Be … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Companionship

In her article, “Landscape and Community“, Maxine Hancock shares something of her transition to live in the Annapolis Valley (Nova Scotia). Her reflection leads to a prayer for companionship.  Here is an excerpt and her prayer: “Our mountain is most often … Continue reading

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Tongue’s Confession

Tongue’s Confession by Deene Webb Clever, clever I think that I’m so clever, As poison spits between my teeth.“Hey, I know!” she says, eyes bright, but sarcasm thick as honey, green as slime seals her idea’s fate.They recoil from my … Continue reading

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A Prayer for my Son on his wedding day

A Prayer for my Son on his wedding day: “Your eyes are so big and bright my son I can see you smile with your eyes…” These are the opening words of the song I wrote for you,    the … Continue reading

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The Place of Suffering to the Soul

“… If you ask people who don’t believe in God why they don’t, the number one reason will be suffering,” says John Ortberg “… If you ask people who believe in God when they grew most spiritually, the number one … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Awareness

A Prayer for Awareness by Ken Gire Thank You, O God, For seeing beyond the surface of my life    to the child sitting at the mirror. Thank You for sitting down beside me,    putting Your arm around me, … Continue reading

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I Walk Alone

Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” is a prophetic instalment into modernity’s bleak wasteland of empty streets, shallow hearts, and lonely walks. With the cover of his album featuring a graffiti of a downcast angel with eyes crossed out in … Continue reading

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