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survival of the fittest.

By Kathy Escobar / July 9, 2020 / 1 Comment

This week I got a beautiful letter from my friend who has been in prison for 7 years. We write now and then, and he shared that all 200 inmates […]

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“i see you. i hear you. i’m with you.”

By Kathy Escobar / April 28, 2020 / 1 Comment

Five and a half weeks ago I was supposed to be in the Pacific Northwest for two Practicing events in Portland and Washington. I was so excited because not only […]

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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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mother mary.

By Kathy Escobar / December 24, 2019 / 5 Comments

“When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to meSpeaking words of wisdom, let it beAnd in my hour of darkness she is standing right in front […]

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earthly kings & our addiction to power

By Kathy Escobar / April 16, 2019 / 1 Comment

Yesterday was Palm Sunday, the beginning of Holy Week in the Christian calendar on the road toward Easter. I know it’s a hard season for a lot of faith shifting […]

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practicing: a new book baby that will be born next year!

By Kathy Escobar / February 1, 2019 / 3 Comments

I’m writing a new book! This week, in the midst of our celebrating launching all our kids adventure, I signed a contract with Westminster John Knox Press to publish Practicing: Be […]

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Jesus, the breaker of boundaries

By Kathy Escobar / December 24, 2018 / 2 Comments

Today is Christmas Eve, the night we celebrate Jesus’ arrival into the world, God in-the-flesh, born to simple people in a dirty stall in a time where political authority prevailed […]

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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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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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