corrective experiences

By Kathy Escobar / May 28, 2013 / 26 Comments

“you’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. we’re going public with this, as public as a city […]

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what seems to help in the midst of pain

By Kathy Escobar / May 14, 2013 / 44 Comments

“when we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, […]

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formation friday: forgiveness

By Kathy Escobar / March 22, 2013 / 22 Comments

it’s been a few weeks since i’ve posted a formation friday. this is a crazy month for us at the refuge & my kids home for spring break & getting moving […]

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whatever you do, don't let them take your faith.

By Kathy Escobar / February 11, 2013 / 58 Comments

almost exactly 7 years ago i lost my job as a pastor on a mega-church staff. it was one of the craziest, weirdest, surreal, dysfunctional experiences of my life and […]

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comfortable in our own skin

By Kathy Escobar / December 5, 2011 / 30 Comments

one of the things i’ve always tried to do here is write from my heart. to be as honest as i could.  to not worry about who would think what.  […]

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daddy love

By Kathy Escobar / June 19, 2011 / 25 Comments

every sunday  night we go over to my mom’s for dinner.  it all started a few years ago when the refuge used to meet on sunday nights; when she’d come […]

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our drinking-vodka-out-of-frozen-turkeys

By Kathy Escobar / April 26, 2011 / 13 Comments

i hope everyone had a really great holy week.  it was a wild one around here & i loved it in all kinds of ways.  we did a beautiful & […]

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because sometimes we forget

By Kathy Escobar / January 28, 2011 / 10 Comments

i always say that i think faith community–whatever form it takes–should be a place to practice loving and being loved by God, others, and ourselves.  these things don’t come naturally […]

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