out of the mouths of co-pastors, part 1 of 2

By Kathy Escobar / February 29, 2012 / 2 Comments

one thing i am notorious for is starting projects and taking forever to finish them!  if i have a deadline, i do. but if i don’t (and when it’s your […]

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there are a lot of ways to pastor

By Kathy Escobar / February 20, 2012 / 31 Comments

 “in his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. so if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith […]

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seeds matter.

By Kathy Escobar / February 13, 2012 / 10 Comments

i have a black thumb. like if anything green enters my house–plants, flowers, yes even cactuses, within a week or two they are completely dead. it is funny to me […]

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plant new trees.

By Kathy Escobar / February 3, 2012 / 57 Comments

“then God said, “let us make human beings in our image, to be like us.” – genesis 1:26, NLT this past week i saw a flurry of facebook posts about […]

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let's be friends. oh wait, we don't know how to!

By Kathy Escobar / January 24, 2012 / 18 Comments

“there is nothing on this earth to be more prized than true friendship.” – st. thomas aquinas remember that book, “all i ever needed i learned in kindergarten”? sure, some […]

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becoming better human beings

By Kathy Escobar / November 11, 2011 / 21 Comments

in the first few years of the refuge there were days when i really just wanted to throw in the towel.  i often wonder why in the $*!^$&!(!)# i care […]

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co-pastoring part 3: here's what it looks like here

By Kathy Escobar / August 12, 2011 / 14 Comments

i am in the middle of a series on co-pastoring or shared leadership, just processing some thoughts out loud about it because I think it is far under-looked as a […]

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copastoring part 2 – a video conversation

By Kathy Escobar / July 28, 2011 / 12 Comments

this is part 2 in a 5 part series i’m doing here on co-pastoring & shared leadership.  if you missed it, you can watch the first video conversation with my […]

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some thoughts on co-pastoring, part 1

By Kathy Escobar / July 25, 2011 / 6 Comments

when i first started this blog over 3 years ago i wrote a little post about shared leadership that still gets a lot of play–why i believe in co-pastoring.  it […]

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5 years. 5 years? 5 years!

By Kathy Escobar / April 18, 2011 / 18 Comments

this past weekend the refuge celebrated our 5 year birthday.  it’s really hard to believe that over 5 years have really passed.  when we first started, as so many of […]

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