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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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the difference between cultivating communities and building churches.

By Kathy Escobar / April 24, 2017 / 8 Comments

Yesterday at The Refuge’s Sunday night gathering we had some cupcakes and sang happy 11th birthday to The Refuge. It’s hard for me to believe it’s been 11 years. When […]

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rising together.

By Kathy Escobar / March 8, 2017 / 0 Comments

Today is International Women’s Day. You all know I am a passionate advocate for women and write about it all the time here. Our equality is all tied up together. Unless we’re […]

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who do we defer to?

By Kathy Escobar / February 27, 2017 / 14 Comments

Most anyone who knows me knows one important thing about me: I care deeply about folks on the margins. What that means is that people who are normally not in […]

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we're all tangled in this together.

By Kathy Escobar / February 1, 2017 / 1 Comment

Every day last week things in the USA got worse and worse. Executive orders right and left about all kinds of sweeping things rattled everyone, but the ones about refugees […]

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healers, bridge builders, table setters, storytellers, law changers, community cultivators.

By Kathy Escobar / January 23, 2017 / 3 Comments

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that the United States of America feels like the Divided States of America. The sentiment is strong on all sides. Many defending […]

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roots, resilience, resistance.

By Kathy Escobar / January 21, 2017 / 2 Comments

Today is the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump as the President of the United States of America. Some people I know are rejoicing, glad to have the country […]

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strap in, dream making is a brutal bumpy road

By Kathy Escobar / January 16, 2017 / 0 Comments

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. I always love remembering Dr. King and the beautiful work he and so many others did and are doing on behalf of equality […]

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my unsolicited advice

By Kathy Escobar / December 12, 2016 / 2 Comments

For almost 9 years I’ve been writing my guts out about church and faith and life and all my dreams of what could be. Despite the vulnerability and what it’s cost […]

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hope, my favorite word.

By Kathy Escobar / November 30, 2016 / 2 Comments

If you know me in real life, you know my favorite word is Hope. Refuge friends tease me about it all of the time, and for good reason. I love […]

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