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#griefhasnorules – mother’s day mourning

By Kathy Escobar / May 10, 2020 / 2 Comments

Mother’s Day. I could feel it coming this week but didn’t have a lot of time to let the magnitude kick in too early. I’ve been busy with The Refuge […]

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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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beyond words (even though i’m trying to use a few).

By Kathy Escobar / November 18, 2019 / 32 Comments

It’s been 21 days since the police showed up at my door to tell me our 5th child and twin brother, Jared, died in his dorm room as a college sophomore […]

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15 years of pastoring, 11 years of blogging, and a new year of not full-time mommying.

By Kathy Escobar / January 17, 2019 / 0 Comments

January 2019 marks a significant anniversary for me—15 straights years of  pastoring. 15!  I had been doing pastoral-y things for a chunk of years before but one of my most significant life […]

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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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failed parenting.

By Kathy Escobar / June 7, 2016 / 5 Comments

Today is Day 2 of Failure Week. I don’t write a bunch about my kids here to honor them; it has always felt really important to me and to them, […]

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the kids are alright.

By Kathy Escobar / May 24, 2016 / 13 Comments

If you’re friends with me on Facebook, your Newsfeed has been clogged with pictures of my daughter’s college graduation. Oh, what a beautiful weekend we had in New York City […]

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underneath anger.

By Kathy Escobar / May 20, 2015 / 14 Comments

This month’s Synchroblog is centered on Anger. Here’s the description: “Anger sometimes has a bad reputation. Some of us have been taught that anger is a negative emotion, something that […]

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faith shifts: what about the kids?

By Kathy Escobar / November 17, 2014 / 11 Comments

One of the most tricky parts about shifting faith is wondering what it means for our kids. I wrote a post several years ago called kids & faith: what are […]

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