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 Leave Something Behind

To Leave Something Behind, by Sean Rowe I cannot say that I know you well But you can’t lie to me with all these books that you sell I’m not trying to follow you to the end of the world … Continue reading

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Recovery of a Sense of Reverence

“If I have a subject, it is… the rediscovery of the manifold ways in which our lives can be shaped by the recovery of a sense of reverence for life.” Barry Lopez Orion Magazine recently captured the moving tributes of fellow … Continue reading

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The Prayer Life that Matters Most

In times of stress and cultural chaos—pandemics, protests, political strife, and more—Christians rightly remind one another of the importance of prayer. A deepening prayer life is often needed, tested, and enriched in times of crisis. Thus begins Tim Shorey’s excellent … Continue reading

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The Gift of Diminishment

When I suffered with a serious disease many years ago, I found time on my hands to negotiate a course correction as it were.  Contemplating many things, I came upon the “Spiritual Letters” of Francois Fenelon, a French Bishop of the … Continue reading

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Hope is a Verb: Practice It! provides many (many!) insightful posts on Hope. She clearly has thought about and exercised hope over a lifetime. Lisa provides a wonderful little book on Practicing Hope. Below is the index from her website: 1 – Hope Is a Verb. … Continue reading

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All the Transcendence you will find today

“Little Allegory” by Peter Cooley “I’m not the kind of heaven you thought you’d find,” the sky said, spreading itself across the floor here, in the kitchen, its gold leaf freaked and split as it appeared and disappeared and stained the … Continue reading

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In Deviance to the Circumstances

“Aspirational in deviance to the circumstances of her times.” In case you missed it, here is the poem written and read by the remarkable National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, who happens to be 22 years of age. I suppose … Continue reading

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