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.

These are the Days of Miracle and Wonder

Boy in the Bubble, by Paul Simon It was a slow day And the sun was beating On the soldiers by the side of the road There was a bright light A shattering of shop windows The bomb in the … Continue reading

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I am because we are

i am because we are by Elisabeth Barahona (article from Gravity). “Marriage is a mysterious journey of learning how to consent to God in order to learn how to say “yes” to one’s spouse.  It is a delicate interdependence of honoring … Continue reading

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When Prayer can be Itself

When Prayer can be Itself, by Karl Rahner Prayer can be itself only when it is understood as the last moment of speech before the silence, as the act of self-disposal just before the incomprehensibility of God disposes of one, … Continue reading

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Grandparenting Matters

Grandparenting Matters I did not grow up with grandparents. We would receive Christmas gifts that would come unconnected to a voice or a face, a hug or a party. The one time I met my only surviving grandparent was when … Continue reading

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Friendship: A Million Little Things

“Friendship is being able to have the hard conversations and be willing to listen… Friendship isn’t a big thing – it’s a million little things.” “… and that’s true for a group of friends from Boston who bonded under unexpected circumstances. … Continue reading

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The ways You make us Holy

The ways You make us Holy Oh the ways You make us holy are the ways You make us humble for from the humus we have come – and to the humus we shall return while every step on this … Continue reading

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Canadian punk rocker Avril Lavigne surprises with a worship song?

Originally posted on OpentheWord.org:
Avril Lavigne in Brasilia, Brazil in May, 2014 Credit: Breno Galtier/Wikipedia/Creative Commons Canadian rock star Avril Lavigne, 34, has surprised everyone with the recent release of a song that some describe as a worship song.…

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