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holy week for the not-feeling-so-holy.

kathyescobar advent & lent, faith shifts 3 Comments

It’s Holy Week, and I am guessing you are all over the place on this one. Some of you love it and are enjoying the different services and sacred spaces to honor the week. Others are wrestling with how to engage with Easter and all that’s wrapped up in it after a radical faith shift and feeling lonely and disconnected. And if you’re like me this year, you’re somewhere in between–a bit tired and just trying to stay in as best you can. I like this …

the unexpected.

kathyescobar advent & lent, incarnational, jesus is cool 9 Comments

yesterday was palm sunday and we had a really fun & sweet palm sunday dinner together at the refuge, one of our annual traditions. one of the reasons i like this particular day in holy week is it’s the time when we remember the anticipation and excitement of Jesus’ riding into jerusalem on a donkey to fulfill the prophecy and save the day. so many thought that this was their moment, the time when the messiah, the king, would topple the power structures and save the …

receiving, not just giving

kathyescobar healing, incarnational, jesus is cool, spiritual formation, the refuge 6 Comments

  “a new command i give you: love one another. as I have loved you, so you must love one another. by this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” – john 13:34-35 * * * * * today is maundy thursday.  i’ve heard the word for years but honestly really never knew what the word “maundy” meant–all you liturgical geeks are probably cringing right now, but i was glad to find out today i wasn’t the only one.  …