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.

I Walk Alone

Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” is a prophetic instalment into modernity’s bleak wasteland of empty streets, shallow hearts, and lonely walks. With the cover of his album featuring a graffiti of a downcast angel with eyes crossed out in … Continue reading

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A Blessing for Mothers

To bless Mothers: To those who gave birth this year to their first child—we celebrate with you To those who lost a child this year – we mourn with you To those who are in the trenches with little ones … Continue reading

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Get Down to The River

In this day and age, how did “The River” by Jordan Feliz become a chart topping song? It hints to our hunger for home; it sounds an ancient theme; it invites us to where he says, “I know a place…” … Continue reading

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The Three “Bene’s” of Gratitude

The secret of gratitude – of living life with thankfulness – is worth finding. Even more-so as we age –  since we might encounter people (ourselves?) locked in regret or bitterness – or we may be blessed to know elders … Continue reading

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Reveal through Story

Reveal through Story, by Ken Gire Dear God, Reveal to me through stories something of what it is like to walk around in someone else’s shoes. Show me something about myself in the stories I read, something that needs changing, … Continue reading

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Echoes of Mercy

Who, but Fanny Crosby, being blind almost since birth, could be more attuned to the sounds of God’s goodness so as to draw our attention to “echoes of mercy and whispers of love?” Thus this well loved hymn written in the midst … Continue reading

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The Oldest Benediction in the Bible

The oldest benediction found in scripture, indeed, in any literature, is found in Numbers 6:24–26 known as the “Priestly” or “Aaronic” Benediction: The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious … Continue reading

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