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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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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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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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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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resurrecting.

By Kathy Escobar / April 16, 2017 / 0 Comments

Today is Resurrection Sunday (and it’s also my son’s 21st birthday!). It’s a day where we tell the Easter story and Jesus risen from the tomb and remember that out […]

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holy week 2017: a cold & broken hallelujah

By Kathy Escobar / April 15, 2017 / 8 Comments

Today is Holy Saturday, the day between the death of Jesus and tomorrow’s celebration of Resurrection. A day of grief. A day of lament. A day of despair. I know […]

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holy week 2017: realities of life's 3 day weekend

By Kathy Escobar / April 14, 2017 / 0 Comments

Today is Good Friday and in a little bit I’m heading over to The Refuge for our contemplative Stations of the Cross, Refuge-style. This is an important day that wasn’t […]

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holy week 2017: little pockets of freedom

By Kathy Escobar / April 12, 2017 / 2 Comments

It’s Wednesday of Holy Week, and I’m back in Denver after a family wedding in Nevada and visiting my dad in Northern California for a few days. My heart is […]

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jezebel, eve, and the baggage we keep carrying.

By Kathy Escobar / April 5, 2017 / 11 Comments

I was out of the country in Peru last week on a fun spring break adventure with our twins, and when I got back and turned on my computer I […]

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