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narcissists are gonna narcissist.

By Kathy Escobar / September 3, 2018 / 8 Comments

I haven’t written much this summer, even though I didn’t take an official break like I have in the past. It’s been a huge season for our family, with my […]

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from standing tall to on the floor: conversations on patriarchy.

By Kathy Escobar / February 12, 2018 / 5 Comments

Years ago a friend from The Refuge hosted a Listening Party for Christian men to listen to a panel of women on our experiences as female leaders. It was a […]

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surviving this presidency.

By Kathy Escobar / January 19, 2018 / 2 Comments

Tomorrow marks exactly 1 year since Donald Trump was sworn into the office of the President of the United States of America. I remember the day well because I was […]

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good news gone bad

By Kathy Escobar / November 16, 2017 / 2 Comments

It seems like almost every week there’s another thing to be traumatized about in the news. Between gun violence and political fiascos with big consequences and natural disasters, so many […]

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a better story.

By Kathy Escobar / May 8, 2017 / 7 Comments

It’s bad out here, people! The political division, the way Christianity is all tied up in it, the fear, hatred, ugly, and unknown. Everyone who reads here doesn’t agree with […]

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a dark comedy that's not funny at all.

By Kathy Escobar / January 6, 2017 / 12 Comments

I started to write a post this week about “hopeful realism”, what I’m trying to hold on to right now in the midst of the avalanche of cynicism that is […]

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when our deepest values get violated.

By Kathy Escobar / December 5, 2016 / 1 Comment

Post-election I’ve been thinking a lot about Nonviolent Communication. I’m not the best at it but I try. It’s been incredibly helpful for me as a tool to notice how […]

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narcissism, power, and staying awake.

By Kathy Escobar / November 28, 2016 / 10 Comments

I hope you all made it through Thanksgiving okay. I know for many it was likely to be a rough ride, with the reality of family and friends’ who-voted-for-who. We […]

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"making nice": the call of the privileged

By Kathy Escobar / November 12, 2016 / 7 Comments

“True peace is not merely the absence of tension. It is the presence of justice.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. We’re 3 1/2 days out from one of the most […]

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lifeway, power, and the cost of telling the truth.

By Kathy Escobar / November 1, 2016 / 10 Comments

In 2007, I co-authored a spiritual formation tool for evangelical women called Refresh. It was a pretty cool project for that long ago; the entire book was printed in full […]

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