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.

Like an overgrown path

The way of perfection is the way of compassion.* It is the way of true holiness, and it is hard to find. The human story has ceaseless and recurrent narratives about what is the path of life.# In the later … Continue reading

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Indigenous Prayer for National Indigenous Peoples Day

Oh Great Spirit : Whose voice I hear in the winds, And whose breath gives life to all the world Hear me for I am small and weak, I need your strength and wisdom. Let me walk in beauty and … Continue reading

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Love Juggles Anvils

In commemoration of Juneteenth (June 19), here is a moving poem of the slave experience by black poet laureate Marilyn Nelson: A Suite for Temperance BY MARILYN NELSON Temperance Still “molata” (1/2 Narragansett, 1/2 African) b. 1706 i. x her mark … Continue reading

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Bread

It would not be a gross exaggeration to say that the Bible is a culinary manual, concerned from start to finish with how to eat, what to eat, when to eat. Food is the first way the Bible shows that … Continue reading

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Waiting

Waiting: Waiting to hear from you waiting to hear you waiting to hear you say You are well and worshipful as always.   Waiting to hear about our new grandson that he is healthy that our son is happy that … Continue reading

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What the Desert does for us

If the desert is to be a pathway to God, it must be welcomed by a mind that has really abdicated worldly pleasure… [for] it is in the desert that we can make a periodic clearance of those illusions which … Continue reading

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Come… Give us Breath

Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life: by George Herbert Come, my Way, my Truth, my Life: Such a way as gives us breath; Such a truth as ends all strife, Such a life as killeth death. Come, my Light, … Continue reading

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