poverty & hidden rules & the best place to start

kathyescobar church stuff, crazy making, down we go, equality, friendship, incarnational, injustice 17 Comments

“but woe to you pharisees! for you tithe mint and rue and herbs of all kinds, and neglect justice and the love of God” – luke 11:42 last week a friend sent me the dave ramsey article–20 things the rich do every day. the list was a mixed bag and then i started to read the comments and had to …

friendship: conflict is good (even though most of us hate it)

kathyescobar friendship, relationships, the refuge 10 Comments

* this is part 3 from the refuge’s sacred friendship summer camp. the questions in bold are ones we somehow talked about together at our gathering or in the homework.  * * * * * some of us are really good at navigating conflict in relationships, but many of us hate conflict.  look at a list of “adult children of …

friendship: safety & boundaries aren’t dumb psychology words

kathyescobar friendship, relationships, the refuge 16 Comments

* this is the next post from friendship summer camp.  it’s interesting that even as i share these here i can hear a voice that says “where’s the scripture in here? are we really going to talk about psychology stuff? come on, let’s talk about theology and church instead!” (hmm, mind-reading?).  but i will hold to what i keep learning–this …