turning our ingrown eyeballs up & out

kathyescobar healing, spiritual formation, synchroblog 10 Comments

* it’s really hard to put into words my gratitude for the many responses i received on monday’s post.  so much honesty and i appreciate each of you for taking time to share.  oh, how i wish we could all be together in my living room for a deeper conversation about this! online space has its limitations, but it does open up the door for tricky topics.  we need to learn to live in the tension of disagreement without being mean.  for now, i will say …

gratitude heals

kathyescobar healing, jesus is cool, the refuge 7 Comments

* i wrote this post in november 2009 for the refuge blog.  last night at our house of refuge, my friend shared how gratitude helps her connect with God.  it made me think of this blog post & how true it is–gratitude does heal. right now, i am in a terribly difficult season physically & emotionally (chronic pain wears you down); i can easily dwell on all the things that “aren’t” and slide down the slippery slope into despair.  last night before i went to bed …