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new days are dawning: international women's day 2018

By Kathy / March 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

I am sitting here in my living room watching the sun come up in beautiful Arvada, Colorado.  The skies here are so pretty. After over 20 years of living in Denver I still have so many days where the sunrises and sunsets make me say out loud, “God, that is beautiful.” I am reflecting on […]

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

By Kathy / February 12, 2018 / 4 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 brave thing to pull together. We looked forward to having a space to share our experiences and be heard by our Christian brothers. The only […]

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5 reasons we need more women leading in the world.

By Kathy / January 10, 2018 / 3 Comments

“We are all meant to be mothers of God…for God is always needing to be born.” ~ Meister Eckhardt Last month we had our Blue Christmas gathering at The Refuge. A contemplative space, Refuge friends created different stations to engage with different aspects of a season that can be hard for so many in different […]

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the tip of the “me, too” iceberg

By Kathy / October 17, 2017 / 0 Comments

I’ll get Part 2 of the Life Shift thoughts up next, but I have been overwhelmed with the amount of “me, toos” in my Facebook feed over the last two days. In light of the Harvey Weinstein story of insidious sexual harassment in the motion picture industry, women have been responding to this call: “If […]

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what's our knee to take?

By Kathy / September 25, 2017 / 1 Comment

It’s been yet another whirlwind week in our country, with the President of the United States of America calling out professional athletes protesting racism in America. The flames of division continue to rise and rage. The sides continue to become more polarized. The crazy train we are on keeps picking up speed. I could go […]

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there are lots of ways to mother (and the world sure needs it right now)

By Kathy / May 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

It’s Mother’s Day in the USA today, the time where a bunch of women feel special and extra-loved, and another group of women often don’t. Like so many other holidays, many who feel great about it  sometimes forget that there are others who are aching. Church is extra sucky if they make all the mothers stand […]

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a better story.

By Kathy / 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 my faith and politics but most everyone these days is feeling the pressure, disorientation, anger, the sometimes-hopelessness that we will ever come back to some […]

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jezebel, eve, and the baggage we keep carrying.

By Kathy / April 5, 2017 / 11 Comments

I was out of the country in Peru last week on a fun spring break adventure with our twins, and when I got back and turned on my computer I saw a flurry of posts related to Vice President Mike Pence’s application of the “Billy Graham Rule.” Never being alone with a woman other than […]

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rising together.

By Kathy / 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 all free, none of us are free, and it’s important to always remind ourselves that well behaved women won’t change the church (or history). Equality is […]

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strap in, dream making is a brutal bumpy road

By Kathy / 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 and justice. I’m a dreamer. A hopeful realist. A “we can do it” kind of person. I believe in MLK’s dream, and oh, I’ve written […]

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