5 verbs each for equality

kathyescobar equality 8 Comments

verb [vurb] – a word that expresses action or a state of being. i have been traveling in the UK with my daughter for the past week and just returned (amazing trip, extremely grateful).  i was so happy to see rachel held evans’ blog series this week on mutuality.  she rocks, and i have great hope that her influence will continue to shape change for the wider church. so many others contributed pieces, too, and i look forward to reading more this upcoming week– inspiring!  i …

a little laughter every day.

kathyescobar just because i thought it was fun, synchroblog 14 Comments

* this month’s synchroblog is called lighten up: the art of laughter, joy, and letting go.   the links to other bloggers writing on the same topics are below.   as always i am late to the party, been writing my brains out and traveling so my contribution is short and sweet.  laughter is the only way i can survive down here in the muck and mire of real life.  laughing at myself. laughing at irony.  laughing at the dramedy (drama + comedy) that is the …

jenga faith

kathyescobar faith shifts, fundamentalism, healing, spiritual formation 33 Comments

thank you all for your love & honesty about sunday’s post when easter is hard.  i am always reminded in these moments how many amazing people are out there feeling similar feelings in different ways. i’m more convinced than ever we need an underground railroad to help each other on the way to freedom.   the timing of this month’s synchroblog is interesting, too, because it is centered on the resurrection & “what if it was really a hoax”, a controversial conversation sure to stir up some …

replacing the “f” word with the “d” word (no, not those ones!)

kathyescobar church stuff, dreams, equality, ex good christian women, healing, injustice, jesus is cool, synchroblog 36 Comments

* this post is part of the monthly synchroblog, different bloggers writing on the same topic.  this month’s topic is around gender equality, an issue near and dear to my heart.  check out the link list at the bottom of this post to read the other posts (i’ll add more as they come in). * * * * * “i have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight …

pawn shops, empty refrigerators & the long hill up

kathyescobar equality, incarnational, injustice, synchroblog, the refuge 15 Comments

* this post is part of the february 2012 synchroblog on economic inequality.  i originally wrote it in 2008 but right now i am out of town with no internet, so i thought i’d share it again with a few small tweaks.  it might not fit exactly with the theme but i hope it points to what i think will bridge the gap more than any other strategy–relationship.  other bloggers are writing on this topic today, too.  when i get back i’ll include the link list …

linear: never was, never will be

kathyescobar healing, relationships, spiritual formation, synchroblog 15 Comments

* this post is part of the january synchroblog, a bunch of bloggers writing on the same topic.  this month is being hosted by provoketive magazine and is centered around the theme of hope.  the provoketive link list is at the bottom.  that’s a lot of hope! * * * * * Even before I became a Christian I had the crazy idea embedded inside of me that life was supposed to be pretty clear and easy if you did certain things.  Maybe it was growing …

pain relief not pain removal

kathyescobar advent & lent, incarnational, jesus is cool, synchroblog 23 Comments

*this post is part of the christmas synchroblog centered on Jesus came: did you get what you expected?  i hope you all had a good christmas. ours was sweet & simple & really nice. i’ve been really unplugged all week and have enjoyed the quiet. * * * * * for advent, i wrote a post about hoping to be open: present, humble, vulnerable this christmas season.  when i look back on it now, just over a month later, it makes me laugh.  vulnerable is definitely …

present, humble, vulnerable.

kathyescobar advent & lent, incarnational, jesus is cool, spiritual formation 18 Comments

* this is part of the second november synchroblog is to celebrate the beginning of the season of advent.  the theme different bloggers are writing on is:  jesus is coming: what are we expecting?   come back & check out the links of other bloggers writing on this topic at the bottom of this post  (they will be added over the next week) and you can go over to christine sine’s blog this month for daily posts centered on this theme, too. * * * * * …