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learning these kinds of things at church.

By Kathy Escobar / September 10, 2018 / 0 Comments

Every summer at The Refuge we do a modified Sunday night format called “Summer Camp.” The idea is to focus on practical skills, community building, and a break from our […]

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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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healthier people make healthier groups make healthier systems.

By Kathy Escobar / February 6, 2018 / 2 Comments

Over two decades of ministry I have consistently heard the same response from a wide array of church leaders from top to bottom (mainly male, but not always): “Kathy, why […]

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nevertheless, we persisted.

By Kathy Escobar / January 1, 2018 / 6 Comments

It’s a new year. And goodness gracious, do I know so many people who are happy to leave 2017 behind! It’s been a rough one for so many–politically, spiritually, practically, […]

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outsiders re-dux.

By Kathy Escobar / December 22, 2017 / 7 Comments

In these last few days before Christmas, I’ve been reflecting on this crazy year. On the political bizarreness we are all in the midst of, the stripping of benefits and […]

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its all one big fat paradox.

By Kathy Escobar / December 12, 2017 / 7 Comments

We’re smack in the middle of Advent and I haven’t written anything since Thanksgiving week. That’s because the day after Thanksgiving we found out that my dad was diagnosed with […]

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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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underneath guns.

By Kathy Escobar / November 6, 2017 / 3 Comments

Yet another mass shooting has rocked us this weekend. Our hearts are still reeling from Las Vegas and another one slams us, this time at a church in TX. Our […]

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rebuilding after a life shift.

By Kathy Escobar / October 23, 2017 / 1 Comment

This is Part 2 an extension of Life Shift: Finding your Way Forward When Everything Changes. I am glad this idea has resonated and people have been able to find […]

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life shifts: finding our way forward when everything changes

By Kathy Escobar / October 13, 2017 / 0 Comments

When I wrote Faith Shift over 4 years ago my husband, Jose, read the draft manuscript. After he finished, he was really excited and said “The entire time I was reading […]

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