the christmas story, friendship, and our crazy notions about neat & tidy.

kathyescobar co-pastoring, equality, friendship, healing, incarnational, relationships, the refuge 14 Comments

* today is the december synchroblog.  the topic is advent: tell me a story, places where we see God’s love & hope & peace & joy in the midst. i didn’t really write this post for the synchroblog, but the more i thought about it, the more it does fit.  it’s the crazy unexpected story i keep finding God in over & over again.   * * * * *  i love the christmas story.  it’s such a crazy, wild story.  God, choosing to reveal himself …

friendship heals.

kathyescobar friendship, healing, incarnational, relationships, spiritual formation 46 Comments

“i no longer call you my servants, i call you my friends” – Jesus in april i was honored to be part of the first sacred friendship gathering in chicago, coordinated by my friend dan brennan, who is a brave & amazing advocate for cross-gender friendships.  when i got home from the gathering, i entered into the beyond-crazy month of may and am just now getting around to posting some of what i shared. for me, i don’t wake up in the morning thinking about cross-gender friendships. …