a newborn baby blog is born!

blogging is the weirdest thing. i never even knew it existed 1 1/2 years ago, but reading them has helped me more than i would have ever imagined.  out here in cyberspace i have discovered i am not crazy.  there are others who have changed, shifted, left behind, let go of old ways of doing church & faith & community, too.   i love blogging at the refuge, but it is a different kind of venue, a diversity of voices and a different format.  this year i thought i’d try to create a space that would allow me to say out loud in a more consistent & unedited way some of the things i’m wrestling with in terms of God & life & relationships.   i have no idea if anyone cares. it will be for me as much as anyone else, but i do hope that those who read here will find some comfort, too, knowing you are not alone, either.  you are not the only one doubting, questioning, wondering, healing, dreaming, fighting for freedom, seeking hope.   i will try to post sort of frequently (but no promises, i always have the 5 kids, husband in law school, crazy refuge life excuse).  please comment, it makes the whole thing so much less lonely!

ps: i downloaded all of the posts i have written from the refuge blog & xgcw (ex good christian women–yes, i am officially an “ex”) over this past year and a half but i deleted all of the comments since it wasn’t really fair to those who thought their comments would only be on the refuge site.  some of you have already read these posts but i figured it would be nice to have them all in one place!

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Kathy Escobar

Kathy Escobar is dedicated to creating safe and brave spaces for transformation and healing in real life, online, and outside. She co-pastors at The Refuge, a hub for healing community, social action, and creative collaboration in North Denver, co-directs #communityheals, a non-profit organization dedicated to making spaces for transformation accessible for all, and is the author of Practicing: Changing Yourself to Change the World, Faith Shift: Finding Your Way Forward When Everything You Believe is Coming Apart and several other books.


  • Kathy ~ Welcome to the blogdom! Your thoughts and meditations will make a great addition to the on-line community. Thanks for diving in!

    P.S. ~ Is there some sort of “door prize” for being the first to comment? 🙂

  • glenn, wow, technology is crazy, that somehow this already popped up! thanks for being the first to comment, and yes, i need to think of some kind of cool prize!! happy new year and look forward to being a better blogger & commenter in 2008!

  • hey kath..i like it. can’t wait to hear more of that carnival in your head. mike

  • hey helen, thanks for stopping by. it’s wild to me that somehow in blog land this info is out and i haven’t even told anyone about it yet!! anyway, it will be fun to connect this way. i am still adding links & stuff but am excited to get in the groove! happy new year!

  • yo…i’m down to listen in and hear what’s going on in that weird looking skull of yours “pastor” kathy!!!

    much love and can’t wait for you to say, “I am woman, hear me roar!!!”

  • Thanks for the invitation to your carnival. I’ll do my best to drop by now and then to get a dose of your thinking. And thanks for the link to Off The Map. I hope we can get out there to do a Doable Evangelism Seminar soon!

  • sam…is that an insult, my weird looking skull??
    erin…thanks for all your encouragement. see ya in portland soon.
    randy…yeah, it would be fun to do something in denver
    susan…welcome! i look forward to your comments
    thanks all of you for taking time to comment..

  • Hi Kath-looking forward to getting to see inside your head (ha) more often! This will be a good way to “see” you more….maybe it can help me out too!!


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