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time to breathe.

By Kathy Escobar / June 26, 2017 / 0 Comments

I first started taking a blog break during the summer a chunk of years ago. It’s always been a wise decision and helps me to not think in blog, re-group […]

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father's day angst.

By Kathy Escobar / June 17, 2017 / 1 Comment

It’s here tomorrow, yet another holiday that is great for all kinds of people and really hard for many others. I have written about all the major ones at this […]

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descent church.

By Kathy Escobar / June 5, 2017 / 5 Comments

“…The society in which we live suggests in countless ways that the way to go is up. Making it to the top, entering the limelight, breaking the record – that’s […]

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5 things for 50.

By Kathy Escobar / May 31, 2017 / 13 Comments

I turned 50 on Mother’s Day. 5-0. Half a century. 5 decades. For all you young people reading, you’re like 50 is o-l-d. For all you 50’s and up reading, […]

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formation friday: a time to…

By Kathy Escobar / May 19, 2017 / 1 Comment

The reason I wrote Faith Shift a chunk of years ago was to provide some tools and hope for people who were losing all they once held dear. It’s a brutal […]

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there are lots of ways to mother (and the world sure needs it right now)

By Kathy Escobar / May 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

It’s Mother’s Day in the USA today, the time where a bunch of women feel special and extra-loved, and another group of women often don’t. Like so many other holidays, […]

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the mother's day ache.

By Kathy Escobar / May 12, 2017 / 0 Comments

Mother’s Day is this Sunday. This year it also falls on my 50th birthday, which is kind of wild because I was also born on Mother’s Day. This upcoming Sunday […]

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a better story.

By Kathy Escobar / May 8, 2017 / 7 Comments

It’s bad out here, people! The political division, the way Christianity is all tied up in it, the fear, hatred, ugly, and unknown. Everyone who reads here doesn’t agree with […]

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we need mothers & fathers & daughters & sons & sisters & brothers.

By Kathy Escobar / May 4, 2017 / 2 Comments

I’m on a bit of a power-of-community roll right now, revisiting some old posts that have been rattling around in my head.  To me, the purpose of community, “the church”, is to […]

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the difference between cultivating communities and building churches.

By Kathy Escobar / April 24, 2017 / 8 Comments

Yesterday at The Refuge’s Sunday night gathering we had some cupcakes and sang happy 11th birthday to The Refuge. It’s hard for me to believe it’s been 11 years. When […]

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