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human connection.

By Kathy Escobar / December 16, 2015 / 6 Comments

Some of you may have already seen this excellent video that points to a recent study that confirms what so many have known intuitively–the root of all addictions is disconnection. […]

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power's resistance to the uncomfortable.

By Kathy Escobar / December 14, 2015 / 2 Comments

This time of year I always think of how much I love the Christmas story. Not the neat and tidy shiny story that often gets told and is depicted on […]

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"um, well, it depends on what you mean by 'Christian'"

By Kathy Escobar / December 7, 2015 / 10 Comments

In the earlier days of my faith, knowing who was and wasn’t a “Christian” was a big deal to me. There was something attached to it that was comforting, familiar, […]

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little (and big and every size in between) pockets of peace

By Kathy Escobar / November 16, 2015 / 2 Comments

Oh, what a horrid month it’s been.  Beirut, Syria, Iraq, and Paris (and many, many others not highlighted in the news). So much violence, destruction, fear, and confusion. What can […]

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please dear God, help us find a better way to talk about abortion solutions

By Kathy Escobar / October 8, 2015 / 6 Comments

I always get nervous when I post about this topic because it brings out the trolls. At the same time, I can barely stand how horrid the conversations about abortion […]

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Christian show or tell?

By Kathy Escobar / September 29, 2015 / 16 Comments

I recently had a brief and good but challenging conversation with a friend about Christian belief. It wasn’t a long drawn out one, but as they were explaining the ins […]

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grace jealousy.

By Kathy Escobar / May 14, 2015 / 19 Comments

I started writing this post over three years ago but never got very far. However, this thought has come back to me a lot over the past several weeks I […]

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"privilege" doesn't have to be a dirty word.

By Kathy Escobar / May 6, 2015 / 7 Comments

“Privilege exists when one group has something of value that is denied to others simply because of the groups they belong to, rather than because of anything they’ve done or […]

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the simple, messy, complicated art of friendship.

By Kathy Escobar / April 2, 2015 / 5 Comments

Today is Maundy Thursday, the night of the Last Supper and Jesus reminding the disciples that they were no longer his servants but his friends (John 15:15). That receiving was […]

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lifting heads, straightening backs.

By Kathy Escobar / March 3, 2015 / 13 Comments

Sometimes I get calls from women asking for help to get out of an abusive relationship. Skittish, scared, and filled with shame, they reach out and share their story. It’s […]

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