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roe v. wade: the great backslide will not take us in it.

By Kathy Escobar / June 27, 2022 / 0 Comments

A few nights ago Jose and I were overseas visiting our daughter, an army dentist. We had a long conversation about misogyny, patriarchy, power, and the realities women face just […]

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“mama”, breathing, systemic oppression, and the long uncomfortable haul

By Kathy Escobar / June 22, 2020 / 2 Comments

This past Friday was Juneteenth. It’s a beautiful thing to see the movement happening right now on behalf of black lives. Never before have I seen so many people who […]

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the pervasive patriarchy problem

By Kathy Escobar / March 6, 2020 / 6 Comments

This post was swirling around in my head last fall and on the day that my son died I had just put the finishing touches on it and was getting […]

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rising together again & again

By Kathy Escobar / March 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

Today is International Women’s Day 2019. I didn’t have time to write something new but I made some tweaks to this one from a few years ago. We rise together. […]

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#thingstheydontteachyouinseminary

By Kathy Escobar / October 17, 2018 / 0 Comments

I’ve been pastoring full-time for almost 15 years and every day I am still struck by the beauty and complexity of journeying alongside people in the ups and downs of […]

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equality is much more than giving someone a microphone.

By Kathy Escobar / May 10, 2018 / 2 Comments

It’s been a bit since I’ve blogged here. My dad died on April 16th, and it’s been a wild season of living into that new reality in the midst of […]

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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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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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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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