insecure christians & piles of other posts

hey friends, today i have a guest post up at my friend rachel held evan’s rockin’ blog.  it’s called insecure christians so go check it out!  you can comment there or here, if you want.  i’d love to hear your thoughts as this is a subject near and dear to my heart, and i believe wholeheartedly that “the spiritual journey is to uncover God’s image that was originally placed there.” 

also, this weekend i added a link to my blog of posts i wrote for communitas collective over 2009-2011, most of which were never clearly posted on my blog as a separate post.  if you’re really bored, check them out here. this fall i have also had a the privilege of being part of sheloves magazine, writing a monthly column fleshing out some of the ideas from down we go. you can check out the posts i’ve written so far here.

the advent synchroblog is this week, too, if you want to be part.  we are partnering with christine sine this year, who posts almost every day during the advent season and has an open invitation to participate.  her new book–waiting for the light–a collection of advent reflections, is now on sale, too.  i’m honored to be part.

happy thanksgiving week to each of you.

thanks for reading!  peace, kathy

Kathy Escobar

Kathy Escobar co-pastors at The Refuge, a Christian community and mission center in North Denver and is the author of Faith Shift: Finding Your Way Forward When Everything You Believe is Coming Apart and several other books.

2 Comments

  • Oh so true!! –>”Far too much fear, depression, inadequacy, unworthiness exists in countless Christ-followers when they have a chance to be really honest.” Oh I see so much prevalence in that too, and that is just before I leave my place! 😉

    In preparing kids lessons, I think that I for sure err on the side of love and hope and grace and we are not perfect, but God loves us! I distinctly remember a youth camp that I was a leader at for many years… The verse” the wages of sin was death” *but* “the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus” was split into two nights. The whole idea of “sin talk” night was for the camp speaker to literally tell the youth that there was no hope, that they were depraved creatures. But stay tuned for the next night! The kids were then told that Jesus came and YAY! I always wondered, though, about the residual impact of the basically YOU SUCK message for that whole night.

    Working currently on not feeling like I have to earn God’s love, or my friends and family’s either. So thankful for this reminder. 🙂

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  • yeah, it’s interesting how much the “you suck” message must have stuck with so many of us and the other part somehow doesn’t seem to make it into the deep places of our hearts…

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