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.

When Someone is Broken

In a men’s group I facilitated, one of the guidelines we told ourselves was to remember that “unsolicited advice is an emotional violation.”  It was our way of reminding ourselves to “please, just listen.” As I like to remind myself … Continue reading

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More Beautiful for Being Broken – Mending Trauma

A few years ago I saw a bowl repaired with veins of gold in the Kintsukuroi art form of Kintsugi. It prompted me to post, “More Beautiful for Being Broken: Kintsukuroi“. Recently I came upon the Japanese artist Makoto Fujimura explaining … Continue reading

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Be Faithful in Little: Worship

Faithful in Little: Shepherd Songs Retired Pastor Lee Eclov has written another missive on being “faithful in little things” – and again I include his entire devotion here as an encouragement to enter into worship when you visit people in … Continue reading

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The Indigenous Lord’s Prayer

In commemoration of Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. To learn more about First Nations translation of Scripture, go to Indigenous Bible Version. Oh great Father…. release us from the things we have done wrong in the same … Continue reading

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Be Faithful in Little: Prayer

The following reflection is from Lee Eclov, 40 year retired pastor who contributes to the weekly e-newsletter Preaching Today.  Rather than quotes bits and pieces, I am including his post in its entirety for your contemplation on prayer, and perhaps … Continue reading

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Invitation to Brave Space

Invitation to Brave Space Written by Micky ScottBey Jones based on Beth Strano’s original work. Together we will create brave space. Because there is no such thing as a “safe space” — We exist in the real world. We all … Continue reading

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At a Child’s Deathbed

At a Child’s Deathbed, by Willem Elsschot Earth wasn’t forced out of its orbit When your little heart stopped beating The stars didn’t fade and the house stayed standing. But all the wails and silent sobs even while drinking a … Continue reading

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