The Fresh Cup Blog

June 18, 2020

I have recently noticed a disquieting attitude among some in the spiritual community that downplays the Coronavirus Pandemic.  Mirroring some of our conservative Christian Evangelical brothers and sisters, there seems to be an outlook that Great Spirit or their persona...

June 8, 2020

These are some of the images from the June 6, 2020 Black Lives Matter March on Washington.  Click on the first picture so you can see them larger as you move through the gallery.  More to come.

June 7, 2020

I guess I should have planned better, but who knew? As I neared Washington D.C. around 1:45pm, I knew it would be nearly impossible to find parking anywhere near the demonstrations. Thus, I chose to find parking in Alexandria, Virginia across the Potomac River. My plan...

June 6, 2020

It’s 10:18pm and I’m in a Red Roof Inn in Lumberton, North Carolina. I leave early in the morning to reach Washington D.C. in the early afternoon. Ten hours of driving today. Two of those heavy rainstorms where you cannot see five feet in front of your car, but from So...

June 3, 2020

If you are a member of the Medicine Signs Spiritual Center Community, past or present, then there should be no question about where you stand on the protests going on in over 100 of our cities nationwide. We are Universalists! We are committed to diversity. Remember, w...

February 15, 2020

The Awakening.

Today we launch a new newsletter/blog called The Awakening.

As Universalists and Americans there are certain spiritual values we need to uphold. This newsletter/blog will address those issues from time to time. In the late 1950s a Chicago reporter wrote a...

March 24, 2019

    The word “vocare” in ancient Latin means “to call, to call forth, to summon.”  We derive the word “vocation” from it.  However, in a spiritual context, I believe it means much more than your profession.  It has to do with your essence, your innermost being.  The le...

August 17, 2017

We are on vacation in Minnesota happily visiting relatives and visiting my boyhood home in the northern lakes.  Sadly, however, there is no vacation from Donald Trump.  As your minister of a Universalist Church it is my moral obligation to speak out and as members of a...

June 23, 2017

As a rule, Lightworkers are a compassionate bunch dedicated to some type of service.  Being a Lightworker simply means that you came to the planet not just to take, but to give back a little more than you received; to help bring some spiritual light to the planet.  How...

June 5, 2017

[I wrote this letter to Medicine Signs Spiritual Center members in April 2008, but never sent it out.  It is still very timely and expresses the frustrations of running a nonprofit church as well as the joy and hope that comes with it.  It explains our real purpose.]...

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