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a more honest thanksgiving.

By Kathy Escobar / November 22, 2017 / 12 Comments

I love Thanksgiving. It’s always been such a sweet holiday for us. We have a fun Refuge family feast the Sunday before Thanksgiving that warms my soul. My adult kids […]

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the tip of the “me, too” iceberg

By Kathy Escobar / 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 […]

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what's our knee to take?

By Kathy Escobar / 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 […]

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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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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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no body but ours.

By Kathy Escobar / June 15, 2016 / 7 Comments

A whole lot of years ago, in the 1500’s, St. Teresa of Avila wrote this: Christ Has No Body Christ has no body but yours, No hands, no feet on […]

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"when people are the casualty of belief"

By Kathy Escobar / May 17, 2016 / 6 Comments

I was in a conversation last week with some amazing brave and wise friends, talking about Faith Shift stuff. One of them said something that has stuck with me ever since […]

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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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