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 Integrated Life

Nicky Gumble picks up on this famous quote by Marquez told to his biographer Gerald Martin.  Gumble writes about the relationship of an integrated life to holiness and wholeness: Holiness is about living an integrated life, rather than a dis-integrated one. … Continue reading

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The Things You’ve left behind

Jamie Cullum live at Music Matters 2009. In an interview with Ralph Simon Jamie talks about collaborating with Clint Eastwood on the Grammy nominated Gran Torino title/theme song, finishing up with a unique live performance. Gran Torino Realign all the … Continue reading

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Silent Listening, Listen Silently

In The Need to be Listened To – I was struck by the lyric that captured prayer at its most primal: Anyone, please send me anyone Oh, Lord, is there anyone? I need someone Parker J. Palmer speaks to this … Continue reading

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Refocus our Hearts

Abba, Father, As we gather together, we praise You for this day and Your purpose for it. Reset our agendas, as we sit in Your presence. For You assure us that where two or more gather in Your name You … Continue reading

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Trying to hold back the Tide

And Then You We arranged our lives as best we can, to keep your holiness at bay, with our pieties, our doctrines, our liturgies, our moralities, our secret ideologies, Safe, virtuous, settled, And then you – you and your dreams, … Continue reading

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This Day is Your Gift to Us

This day is your gift to us;     we take it, Lord, from your hand     and thank you for the wonder of it. God be with us in this your day,     every day and every … Continue reading

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Corrupted into Song

Corrupted into Song By Alvin Feinman As though all things shone perfectly,     Perfected in self-discrepancy:    The widow wedded to her grief,    The hangman haloed in remorse—    I should not rearrange a leaf,    No more than … Continue reading

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