I learned the hard way that Isaac Newton was right about his First Law: “an object at rest will remain at rest unless acted upon by an outside force.” I still say, some twelve years later, that it wasn’t my fault. The man didn’t give proper instructions. My wife still says he thought I had... Continue Reading →
One of the more interesting lies that my family told me as a child back in Arkansas was that the ghost of a twelve-foot tall headless woman haunted the woods around my grandparents’ house. She was known as “Tall Betty,” and there was a warped ritual that we did at night to call her spirit... Continue Reading →
Click below for the introductory video for the Circles of Conversation at Grace Episcopal Church. This "project" seeks to invite people into intentional conversations around three elements in understanding our experience of God: awareness, transformation, and desire. https://www.facebook.com/stuart.c.higginbotham/videos/10155837035023879/
The Moreness of Things Perhaps I need to apologize this morning…in working on this sermon, it seems all I have to offer are snippets and glimpses of my own struggle in what I have encountered—what has encountered me—these past couple weeks… Looking toward this Feast of All Saints’ in the midst of the swirl... Continue Reading →
Here is a remarkable video reflection by Bro. David, as he shares his thoughts on mysticism and the meaning of life. "A mystic is not a special type of person; rather, each person is a special type of mystic."
Here is an extremely meaningful video reflection by Cynthia Bourgeault on the Welcoming Practice. This three-fold movement has been invaluable to me in all aspects of my life and spiritual practice: Focusing, Welcoming, Releasing. I commend this to you!
Living from Our Depth A Stewardship Reflection I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians... Continue Reading →
Proper 24, Year A Matthew 22:15-22 October 21, 2017 On Bulls, Bullfrogs, and Images on Coins First, a short fable by Aesop, which, amazingly, Cynthia actually has depicted in this antique French print: A young bullfrog was exploring the far end of the pond, when a bull walked up for a drink of... Continue Reading →
Proper 22, Year A Exodus 20:1-20; St. Matthew 21:33-46 October 8, 2017 Tranquilizers or Transformation When my sister and I were kids, we hated doing our chores. She hated cleaning her room, and we would find old sandwiches under her bed. One of my chores—which I found so odd at the time—was dusting... Continue Reading →