Category Archives: Proverbs

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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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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At just the right time benediction

Years ago, I found myself sitting at the dinner table of one of my literary heroes, Wendell Berry, on his farm in Henry County, Kentucky. At the end of the evening, Berry made it clear it was time for me … Continue reading

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Let us be Men who Love

Totally inspired by Idelette McVicker’s “Manifesto: Let us be Women who Love” – I give her credit, and hope my imitation honours her, and energizes both Women and Men: Written by R.H. Foerger based on Idellete McVicker’s poem:   Let us … Continue reading

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