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.

Into Your Hands

“Father, into your hands I commit my Spirit.” “Every highest human act is just a giving back to God of that which he first gave to us,” writes George MacDonald. In Jesus’ last words we see how prayer finds the … Continue reading

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Liturgy for the Ritual of Morning Coffee

Liturgy for the Ritual of Morning Coffee – by Doug Mckelvey Meet me, O Christ in this stillness of morning. Move me, O Spirit, to quiet my heart. Mend me, O Father, from yesterday’s harms.   From the discords of yesterday, … Continue reading

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Touching the Ground

Just before entering on the road of his passion [Jesus] washed the feet of his disciples and offered them his body and blood as food and drink. These two acts belong together. They are both an expression of God’s determination … Continue reading

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Prayer: nothing more than the soul’s longing

What is prayer? Ken Gire answers: “Prayer is the conversation we have with God. As in any conversation, sometimes we communicate what’s in our heart with great articulation, even eloquence. Other times we find only a toy box of childish … Continue reading

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Why does He eat with You?

“Sieger Koder is a German priest who has painted some startling folky paintings on various aspects of the ministery of Jesus. One of the features of his work is the child-like simplicty of the depicted characters and the way in some of … Continue reading

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Share the Feast of Promised Presence

Jesus Calls Us by John Bell & Graham Maule Jesus calls us here to meet him As, through word and song and prayer, We affirm God’s promised presence, Where his people live and care. Praise the God who keeps his … Continue reading

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On being poor in attachment

“It is the Christian’s privilege to be rich in material things,” wrote Francis de Sales, “and poor in attachment to them, thereby having the use of riches in this world and the merit of poverty in the next.” … No … Continue reading

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