signs of hope: grief is weird

kathyescobar healing, spiritual formation, the refuge 11 Comments

* this is part of an easter season series called signs of hope, real stories of people seeing hope & resurrection in the midst of the pain and struggle of real life. * * * * * grief is weird.  the loss of those close to us can stir up all kinds of hard things in really unexpected ways.  while i have seen death, i have yet to lose someone super close to me other than my grandparents who had lived a long, amazing life.  at …

signs of hope: staying in instead of running away

kathyescobar church stuff, healing, incarnational, relationships, spiritual formation, the refuge 13 Comments

in this season of easter i have been posting a few interviews with friends, some “signs of hope”, little slivers of resurrection in the midst of real life.  the first two were:  emerging from the darkness of sexual abuse and the bumpy road of sobriety.   i am a little behind but will try to get more up next week.  this one seems to fit well with the last few posts about “the church” and the power of healing community.  plus it’s my birthday today & …

signs of hope: the bumpy road of sobriety

kathyescobar healing, incarnational, the refuge 12 Comments

during this season of easter, i am going to share a few of my friends stories of hope in the midst of the real life. these might not seem too exciting to the un-trained eye, because they aren’t stories of complete and total 100% rock solid true blue victory over the darkness and struggle. i personally don’t believe that’s what healing looks like.  what these stories are, though, are signs of hope that Jesus is alive and well, working in wild and unexpected ways. and that …