formation friday: noticing

kathyescobar advent & lent, formation friday, spiritual formation 7 Comments

twice a month at the refuge we have a gathering called “refuge advocates”, a time for learning, training, encouragement, and soul care for people who journey with people in hard places.  i love this group!  it is not just for refuge advocates but for friends from other churches & ministries, too, to come and have a space to process and learn together.  this past week we did a neighborhood prayer walk as part of lent & being more aware of what’s going on around us and …

gender equality is so pretty

kathyescobar church stuff, dreams, equality, healing, leadership, the refuge 5 Comments

* this is a post i wrote a while back for christine sine’s summer blog series about the kingdom now & how people are seeing it up-close-and-personal. i thought i’d share it here, too.  it’s short & sweet & when i re-read it today it reminded me of how thankful i am for my brothers & sisters on this brave & beautiful & more-natural-every-day journey. * * * * * when christine asked for some kingdom is near stories for this summer, i thought of all …