The Fresh Cup Blog

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...

February 25, 2017

The Navajo Path of Beauty is one of many beautiful Native American Medicine Wheels that offers a spiritual trail of wisdom and healing. Native peoples understand the cycles within all creation, whether they are daily cycles, seasonal cycles, biorhythmic cycles, life cy...

February 14, 2017

Words can be such wonderful expressions of love and powerful tools for change.  On this Valentine’s Day, many lovely words will be shared that express our love, admiration, joy, inspiration, hope and faith in our partners.  However, as every partner soon learns, words...

April 2, 2016

Adding or Subtracting? Mulitplying or Dividing?  This is particularly relevant today in light of the election turmoil sweeping our political landscape.  Our history is rich in diversity since all of us originally came from somewhere else in the world, including our Nat...

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