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.

All Bread must be Broken

Irish poet, Pádraig Ó Tuama said he used to think that poetry was about describing the transcendent – the things you couldn’t put your hands on. But these days he is more interested in poems that pay attention to the things you … Continue reading

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We Awaken in Christ’s Body

Astonishing as the assertion is that through the mystery of God’s grace we absolutely, as Saint Paul writes, “put on Christ”—that is, we adopt his holy person even as he adopts our bodily humanity—it is something we generally affirm, despite … Continue reading

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The One Thing You’d take in a Fire

Quite a few years ago I was interviewed as a Fire Officer by a journalist who was wanting to do a feature on what would be the one object a person would take with them if their home was on … Continue reading

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Speak Now

Listen, listen While the storm in your heart is raging Listen, listen, listen Listen, listen To the echoes of martyrs praying Listen, listen, listen Listen Brothers and sisters Listen, listen, listen I swear we’ll never find a way to where … Continue reading

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When Someone is Broken

In a men’s group I facilitated, one of the guidelines we told ourselves was to remember that “unsolicited advice is an emotional violation.”  It was our way of reminding ourselves to “please, just listen.” As I like to remind myself … Continue reading

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More Beautiful for Being Broken – Mending Trauma

A few years ago I saw a bowl repaired with veins of gold in the Kintsukuroi art form of Kintsugi. It prompted me to post, “More Beautiful for Being Broken: Kintsukuroi“. Recently I came upon the Japanese artist Makoto Fujimura explaining … Continue reading

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