its all one big fat paradox.

kathyescobar advent & lent, healing, incarnational, the fam 7 Comments

We’re smack in the middle of Advent and I haven’t written anything since Thanksgiving week. That’s because the day after Thanksgiving we found out that my dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Since then, we were able to move him to Colorado to spend this last season of life with us in our home surrounded by kids and dogs and Escobar chaos. We are so grateful. Really, things are pretty sweet around here. He is getting settled in and has care coming in. The Refuge community …

graduation goodies

kathyescobar mommydom, the fam 1 Comment

(NOTE: i accidentally permanently deleted this original post along with the comments that originally went with it back in may.  sorry!) * * * * * well it’s been absolutely nutty around the escobar house (what’s new?).  but honestly, it really has been a crazy week with my oldest son graduating from high school.  it’s so hard to believe that this moment really came, my little bunny now heading off to college in a month (he’s going to the naval academy in annapolis).  these 18 years …

asante, africa

kathyescobar just because i thought it was fun, the fam 14 Comments

we’re back!  any of you reading who have been to africa before know that words on paper can’t accurately describe the experience of being there.  we were gone for 12 days with one week in kenya (the uganda piece of our trip didn’t work out because all of the standby flights were full).  when we got on our plane in nairobi to come back to the US i knew that our experience will be close in our hearts forever.  over the years both jose and i …

africa love

kathyescobar just because i thought it was fun, the fam 6 Comments

thanks for all the comments and email reflections on my past post about “rethinking the word pastor.” i am so glad it stirred up some great conversation! i realize i haven’t written anything yet about our africa trip coming up on the 18th of this month so i thought i’d share here an email update we sent out this past week to our friends and family so you could get the gist of what we were doing.  thanks for your prayers & support & love from …

i guess this is what you get when you let your kids jump on the coffee table

kathyescobar mommydom, the fam 25 Comments

yeah, we have a family friendly house. there’s lots of jumping and moving and ball bouncing and outside voices at casa del escobar.  our coffee table is sometimes a dance floor and even jose’s been known to pop up there now and then and shake his booty.  well, this is what you sometimes get when you let your kids jump on the coffee table:  the owie of all owies.  yesterday, jonas, one of the almost 9 year old twins, cut his leg, like seriously cut his …

goodly parenting (yep, that’s two o’s)

kathyescobar ex good christian women, healing, just because i thought it was fun, mommydom, the carnival in my head, the fam 11 Comments

my friend brian at the cheek of God is doing a guest posting series on parenting.  he’s been a faithful carnival commenter & i am so thankful to have crossed paths out here in blogland. love his writing, love his heart.  i thought since our readerships are really different i’d cross-post it here. the question was:  how has parenting changed you? * * * * * when i was pregnant with my oldest child, who’s now 16 ½ years old, my husband and i were at …

kids & faith: what are we creating?

kathyescobar church stuff, ex good christian women, mommydom, relationships, the carnival in my head, the fam 24 Comments

my kids went back to school last week.  all five of them, out the door by 7:30 am.  ah, a little bit of quiet & freedom back in my day,  although i always hate to say goodbye to summer & oh, yeah, i always forget my refuge life is far from quiet. my oldest is a junior this year. my daughter starts high school as a freshman and my next son is starting middle school.  the twins are now in 3rd grade & every day i am more and …

my honey, the lawyer

kathyescobar dreams, the fam 11 Comments

well he did it! after 3 years of juggling law school at denver university, flying for united to pay the bills, 5 kiddos & a crazy busy pastor wife, jose graduated yesterday. yeah! next up: taking the bar exam on july 31st and then it’s really, really over.  i have to say, he did it with grace & style.  after the ceremony yesterday we had a big celebration with a bunch of friends & family at a cool indoor beach volleyball spot.  it was so fun in all …