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.

To You we say, “Come…”

A Prayer for people walking in darkness yet seeking light: Lord Jesus, Master of both the light and the darkness, Send your Holy Spirit upon our preparations for Christmas: We who have so much to do and seek quiet spaces … Continue reading

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Little things with great love

Little things with great love (Written by Audrey Assad, feat. Madison Cunningham) In the garden of our Savior no flower grows unseen His kindness rains like water on every humble seed No simple act of mercy escapes His watchful eye … Continue reading

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Centered on the Potter’s Wheel

“Centering, writes Mary Caroline Richards, is the act that ‘precedes all others on the potter’s wheel. The bringing of the clay into a spinning, unwobbling pivot, which will then be free to take innumerable shapes as potter and clay press … Continue reading

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Humility and the Authentic Self

In one of James K.A. Smith’s newsletters he comments on one of the threads of Merton’s reflections that had, as he puts it, “burrowed its way into [my] psyche: his unique reflections on humility.” Below are entirely Smith’s thoughts based … Continue reading

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Trust in the Slow Work of God

Trust in the slow work of God by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ Above all, trust in the slow work of God. We are quite naturally impatient in everything to reach the end without delay. We should like to skip … Continue reading

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A River is only a River if there is a Valley

Writing in his 100th year, my friend and mentor James M. Houston reflects on Psalm 1, as he says, “from his hospital bed.” Dear Friends; For generations, God’s people, especially in hardship, turn to the Psalms. At this moment, pandemics, … Continue reading

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It’s like she left…

In the image above it appears that the son is fading from his mother’s memory, or from her ability to recognize him. It is not that she is fading, it is rather that everything around her is. The image seems to … Continue reading

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