formation friday: touchstones

By Kathy Escobar / October 18, 2013 / 11 Comments

a touchstone: a test or criterion for determining the quality or genuineness of a thing. on wednesday night at our house of refuge, my lovely and wise friend daisha facilitated a […]

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life, God…God, life

By Kathy Escobar / October 15, 2013 / 19 Comments

immersed in the practice of creating, all things that exist were birthed in Him. His breath filled all things with a living, breathing light–a light that thrives in the depths […]

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formation friday: transitions

By Kathy Escobar / October 11, 2013 / 11 Comments

it’s been a while since i’ve written a formation friday.  oh, how i wish there was a better way to capture some of the fun stuff we do at the […]

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"just bring me a shot glass" & being ourselves in community.

By Kathy Escobar / October 8, 2012 / 20 Comments

as someone whose mantra is “downward mobility,” i’m guessing it’s crossed some minds out here how i reconcile my life as part the refuge with my life that includes flying […]

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if you want to hear me ramble about church for an hour…

By Kathy Escobar / June 15, 2012 / 5 Comments

last month i had a one hour conversation with chris yaw from churchnext, which is dedicated to resources & support to nurture healthy churches in all kinds of different ways. […]

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noticing what is, not what isn't.

By Kathy Escobar / May 30, 2012 / 11 Comments

// i usually pace things out a little more here but i’m going out of town tomorrow for a week.  if i don’t get things up when they come, the […]

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cruise ships, sail boats & holey dinghies

By Kathy Escobar / May 29, 2012 / 57 Comments

one of my friends calls the typical contemporary typical church-system “the big ship.”  they’re strong & powerful & plow through the ocean with confidence. they are dazzling and entertaining.  many […]

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love's the thread & it's stronger than we think

By Kathy Escobar / May 14, 2012 / 26 Comments

i love the book of colossians; i’ve shared here before that when my kids were little we had the NIV kids club cassette tapes (yes, we’re old) and i can […]

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By Kathy Escobar / April 12, 2012 / 17 Comments

the refuge turns 6 years old this month!  it’s so hard to believe.  some days it seems like yesterday and other days it feels like decades ago. there are many […]

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small is plenty

By Kathy Escobar / March 14, 2012 / 16 Comments

this in 2010 but it’s been on my mind a lot lately, especially in so many conversations with others about dreams for new communities-ministries-passions-ideas. it’s easy to measure our dreams […]

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