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new days are dawning: international women's day 2018

By Kathy Escobar / March 8, 2018 / 0 Comments

I am sitting here in my living room watching the sun come up in beautiful Arvada, Colorado.  The skies here are so pretty. After over 20 years of living in […]

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from standing tall to on the floor: conversations on patriarchy.

By Kathy Escobar / February 12, 2018 / 5 Comments

Years ago a friend from The Refuge hosted a Listening Party for Christian men to listen to a panel of women on our experiences as female leaders. It was a […]

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healthier people make healthier groups make healthier systems.

By Kathy Escobar / February 6, 2018 / 2 Comments

Over two decades of ministry I have consistently heard the same response from a wide array of church leaders from top to bottom (mainly male, but not always): “Kathy, why […]

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surviving this presidency.

By Kathy Escobar / January 19, 2018 / 2 Comments

Tomorrow marks exactly 1 year since Donald Trump was sworn into the office of the President of the United States of America. I remember the day well because I was […]

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5 reasons we need more women leading in the world.

By Kathy Escobar / January 10, 2018 / 3 Comments

“We are all meant to be mothers of God…for God is always needing to be born.” ~ Meister Eckhardt Last month we had our Blue Christmas gathering at The Refuge. […]

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nevertheless, we persisted.

By Kathy Escobar / January 1, 2018 / 6 Comments

It’s a new year. And goodness gracious, do I know so many people who are happy to leave 2017 behind! It’s been a rough one for so many–politically, spiritually, practically, […]

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outsiders re-dux.

By Kathy Escobar / December 22, 2017 / 7 Comments

In these last few days before Christmas, I’ve been reflecting on this crazy year. On the political bizarreness we are all in the midst of, the stripping of benefits and […]

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its all one big fat paradox.

By Kathy Escobar / December 12, 2017 / 7 Comments

We’re smack in the middle of Advent and I haven’t written anything since Thanksgiving week. That’s because the day after Thanksgiving we found out that my dad was diagnosed with […]

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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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good news gone bad

By Kathy Escobar / November 16, 2017 / 2 Comments

It seems like almost every week there’s another thing to be traumatized about in the news. Between gun violence and political fiascos with big consequences and natural disasters, so many […]

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