"i'll start my diet monday" and other unrealistic expectations.

By Kathy Escobar / January 1, 2015 / 8 Comments

There’s a joke in my family that when I die my headstone is going to read “Kathy ‘I’ll Start My Diet Monday’ Escobar”. It’s true, I can’t tell you how […]

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when we're spiritually hangry.

By Kathy Escobar / October 14, 2014 / 10 Comments

When I was last visiting my daughter in New York she started getting cranky because we hadn’t eaten and been walking all over town forever. She said, “Mommmmm, Feed me! […]

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the kingdom of God is like…

By Kathy Escobar / March 17, 2014 / 10 Comments

way back when i said i was going to share more about what happens in our living room on wednesday nights at our house of refuge gathering, which has been […]

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40 days for wanderers, wonderers, and somehow-allergic-to-churchers

By Kathy Escobar / March 5, 2014 / 12 Comments

today is ash wednesday, the mark of the beginning of lent. for some, it’s a season that has sincere spiritual significance. for others, it’s just another time of a lot […]

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breaking our american hearts

By Kathy Escobar / March 3, 2014 / 5 Comments

this past friday night we hosted a theology camp called “the radical welcome of God: wisdom from benedictine spirituality.” two nuns from benet hill monastery shared their hearts & stories & […]

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10 field trips worth taking.

By Kathy Escobar / February 6, 2014 / 5 Comments

[dropcap]s[/dropcap]everal years ago i wrote a post for an online magazine called “a field trip everyone should take” centered on some of my experiences at social services agencies.  it’s just […]

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one image

By Kathy Escobar / January 22, 2014 / 15 Comments

* this post is part of the january synchroblog, which is centered on new beginnings. i have loved partaking in the practice of “one word” for the past few years; even […]

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formation friday: missing God

By Kathy Escobar / November 1, 2013 / 23 Comments

“my soul is dry and thirsts for you, true God, as a deer thirsts for water.” – psalm 42:1, the voice one of the things i hear a lot when […]

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formation friday: enneagram love (and hate)

By Kathy Escobar / October 26, 2013 / 46 Comments

i know so many people despise personality tools. they hate how they put us in boxes and label us and limit us.  i get that, but i think they can […]

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formation friday: touchstones

By Kathy Escobar / October 18, 2013 / 11 Comments

a touchstone: a test or criterion for determining the quality or genuineness of a thing. on wednesday night at our house of refuge, my lovely and wise friend daisha facilitated a […]

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