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.

Practicum of a Soul Friend

Practicum of a Soul Friend: a practical guide This is an exercise to explore what it means to be a soul friend by sharing personal history in confidence and prayer. Each person is take turns in the role as listener … Continue reading

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The Power of Listening

“Being heard is so close to being loved that for the average person, they are almost indistinguishable.” David Augsburger “Before one can love,” Eric Fromm noted, “one must be able to listen” (a subject he treats at length in The Art … Continue reading

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Keeping it real on Mother’s Day

For many I suppose, Mother’s Day was celebrated in the usual ways; for others it was endured for unique reasons – as Tolstoy said: “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” On Sunday … Continue reading

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Ubi Caritas

  Ubi Caritss, Melody added by Audry Assad Ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est. Congregavit nos in unum Christi amor. Exsultemus, et in ipso jucundemur. Timeamus, et amemus Deum vivum. Et ex corde diligamus nos sincero. Ubi caritas et amor, … Continue reading

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Sacred Pathways

In whatever way we come to know the living God, it is always sacred.  Gary Thomas writes a helpful little primer: “Sacred Pathways: Discover your soul’s path to God“ This guide is designed to help us decipher our own natural resonance … Continue reading

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The Mosaic of Human Existence

Here is a great mystery: “To be chosen does not mean that others are rejected,” Henri Nouwen wrote to a secular Jewish friend. Our preciousness, uniqueness and individuality are not given to us by those who meet us in clock-time … Continue reading

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The Earth is the Theatre of God’s Glory

We are all passengers on this elliptical space ship called Earth.  The fact is Earth is where it all happens for us; it’s the magic show, the main event; it is the theatre, along with the light show of the … Continue reading

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