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.

“You’ve been Listened to”

There is no word for “justice” in the Cree language. In his book “Up Ghost River”, residential school survivor Edmund Metatawabin described the closest word to justice in Cree is “kintohpatatin” – which loosely  translates to “you’ve been listened to.” … Continue reading

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Let the House of My Soul be enlarged by You

In his Confessions, Augustine asks, “What place is there within me where my God can come? How can God come into me, God who made heaven and earth? O Lord my God, is there anything in me that can contain you? … Continue reading

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100 Questions Jesus Asked

Sometimes it takes a good question to solve a puzzle – the puzzle of oneself – the puzzle of how you fit into God’s creative and redemptive story. A friend of mine recently facilitated the men’s group I’m a part … Continue reading

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Creative Affirmations

Julia Cameron put together a marvellous workbook called “The Artist’s Way.”  These Creative Affirmations encourage us to be aware that we are  co-creators of beauty with the One who made us for Himself. I am a channel for God’s creativity, and … Continue reading

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The Heart breaks and the Word falls in

A Hasidic tale is told by philosopher Jacob Needleman about a Rabbi and his disciple discussing Deuteronomy 6:6 (see below): A disciple asks the Rabbi: “Why does Torah tell us to ‘place these words upon your hearts? Why does it … Continue reading

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These are the Days

These are the days by van Morrison These are the days of the endless summer These are the days, the time is now There is no past, there’s only future There’s only here, there’s only now Oh your smiling face, … Continue reading

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Pacing the Cage

Pacing the Cage by Bruce Cockburn Sunset is an angel weeping Holding out a bloody sword No matter how I squint I cannot Make out what it’s pointing toward Sometimes you feel like you’ve lived too long Days drip slowly … Continue reading

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