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The Fresh Cup Blog

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.]...

April 24, 2017

I’ve worked in the domestic violence and sexual assault fields for some 47 years and you would think it gets easier hearing all the thousands of stories after all these years.  It doesn’t.  When it comes to domestic violence, my heart still aches when I’m listening to...

April 9, 2017

A couple of weeks ago in our weekly Sacred Circle discussion and meditation group, we debated the issue of using the word “Resistance” in relation to what is going on in our country today.  I proudly consider myself to be in The Resistance in the sense that, as a spiri...

March 24, 2017

Today’s blog is a call to action for all men!

It seems so long ago now, but back in the late 1970s a number of us in the domestic violence, child sexual abuse and sexual assault fields figured out that just working with the victims of abuse was only half the problem.  I...

March 14, 2017

This "IS" what "MADE AMERICA GREAT" in the first place.

The God I pray to created every single one of us,  because God loves variety. The Jesus I love, would never insult or harm a single child of God, or any of God 's creations, but would instead include every...

March 6, 2017

One of our recent Sacred Circles was a real eye-opener for me.  The topic was Spiritual Activism, and we really had a wonderful discussion about the fact that Universalists cannot sit passively by in a difficult and dangerous world.  Our brand of spirituality is active...

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