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.

The Sound of God’s Voice

“For the past seven months,” reported CNN Religion Editor, Daniel Burke, “Nick Cave, the Australian musician and songwriter, has been answering letters from fans and posting them to his website, The Red Hand Files.” “The letters are profound and personal, even … Continue reading

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Childhood Interview: Shepherding a Child’s Heart

Earlier this year I posted “Childhood Interview” as an expression of curiosity and guidance with your children. I wrote: Since I had not had a chance to do this with either of my parents I was eager to start a … Continue reading

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Surely Christ will not Despise

Why should we take the path they tread And leave our own approach to God Exchanging our own humble way, For that along with bloody sod? Oh! Surely Christ will not despise The winding trail our fathers trod With simple … Continue reading

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Listening to Understand

David Augsburger writes a wonderful little book titled, “Caring Enough to Confront.”  We don’t always put these two words together, but Augsburger recognizes the paradox of love: it is caring and it is confronting. Augsburger offers this simple poem to illustrates the … Continue reading

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Digital Sabbatical

We are beginning to recognize the effects of the intrusive and unending pings from our electronic devices. It is as if the emotional and spiritual ecosystem has been supplanted by an invasive species.  Perhaps more than ever we need to … Continue reading

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Somewhere at the edges of night

I Somewhere, out at the edges, the night is turning and the waves of darkness Begin to brighten the shore of dawn. The heavy dark falls back to earth And the freed air goes wild with light, The heart fills … Continue reading

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More on the Story of your Life

This excerpt from John O’Donohues book, “Eternal Echoes” is meant to be a companion to the “Practicum of a Soul Friend.”  It is meant as a deeper contemplation on the story of your life: Regardless of how you look back … Continue reading

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