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.

The Secrets

Thomas Merton reflects on the mystery of secrets in this devotional: God does not tell His purest secrets to one who is prepared to reveal them. He has secrets which He tells to those who will communicate some idea of … Continue reading

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In Us, For Us, and From Us

It is necessary that the Spirit of Christ be in us, that [he] may pray in us and for us and cause us to pray, and may unite our minds and hearts to God, and immerse [them] in his infinite … Continue reading

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The Practice of Gratitude

In his 51st letter from a hospital bed, my friend and mentor James Houston recalls a time when he was teaching at a conference of business leaders in Brazil when a question came from the audience: “to what do you … Continue reading

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Simply Being True

In his weekly devotional, retired pastor Lee Eclov shared some insight about finishing well: I don’t think pastors fail because the burdens are too heavy or the enemies too fierce. I wonder if the difference between finishing and failing—the one … Continue reading

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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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