justice: what love looks like in public

kathyescobar advent & lent, incarnational, spiritual formation 11 Comments

i am leaving today for el salvador for spring break with my family.  no cell phones, no internet, no tv. just us. oh yeah, we need it.  for this week, i thought i’d just share a post i wrote for christine sine’s lent series (the theme was called–easter is coming, what do we hunger and thirst for? and there are a great mix of posts over there).  enjoy the capital letters, too, ha ha. this post also reminded of the series i did last year on …

dying yet again.

kathyescobar advent & lent, healing, identity, spiritual formation 12 Comments

“The process of conversion begins with genuine openness to change–to be open to the possibility that just as natural life evolves, so our spiritual life is evolving…. Each time you consent to an enhancement of faith, your world changes and all your relationship have to be adjusted to the new perspective and the new light that has been given you. Our relationship to ourselves, to Jesus Christ, to our neighbor, to the Church–to God–all change. It is the end of the world we have previously known …

belonging.

kathyescobar advent & lent, ex good christian women, healing, identity, relationships, spiritual formation, synchroblog, the carnival in my head 16 Comments

this post is part of the march synchroblog, multiple bloggers writing on the same subject. this month’s topic is in the spirit of lent–the wilderness experience.  you can check out links from other bloggers at the bottom of this post. * * * * * “our level of belonging can never exceed our level of self-acceptance” – brene brown this past saturday night at the refuge we talked about the season of lent & what it means for us.  it’s just a weird coincidence but our …

friday.saturday.sunday.death.lament.resurrection

kathyescobar healing, spiritual formation 6 Comments

sometimes i go on a little kick and carry out a theme in every little place i possibly can carry it out.  a few years ago we did a series leading up to easter that focused on the friday-saturday-sunday of holy week and carried it into the metaphor of our real life experiences.  friday representing death.  saturday representing lament and grief. and sunday representing resurrection and new life.   i wrote about it in 2008 in a post called friday saturday sunday living. i brought it …

letting go

kathyescobar spiritual formation, the carnival in my head 8 Comments

well here are, over halfway into lent on the road to easter.  it’s an odd journey for many; i know many of you are honoring the season in some way, shape or form, and yet others of you don’t have it on your radar at all for all kinds of reasons. one potentially dangerous thing about spiritual practices is that sometimes they can make people feel like losers.  the “spiritual” people get all excited about things like lent & quiet & intention, but those that connect …