January 2019 marks a significant anniversary for me—15 straights years of pastoring. 15! I had been doing pastoral-y things for a chunk of years before but one of my most significant life shifts came when I went on a big church staff January 1st2004 first as the Associate Care Pastor and Adult Ministry Pastor. Two+ years later […]Read More
its all one big fat paradox.
We’re smack in the middle of Advent and I haven’t written anything since Thanksgiving week. That’s because the day after Thanksgiving we found out that my dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Since then, we were able to move him to Colorado to spend this last season of life with us in our home surrounded […]Read More
(NOTE: i accidentally permanently deleted this original post along with the comments that originally went with it back in may. sorry!) * * * * * well it’s been absolutely nutty around the escobar house (what’s new?). but honestly, it really has been a crazy week with my oldest son graduating from high school. it’s […]Read More
we’re back! any of you reading who have been to africa before know that words on paper can’t accurately describe the experience of being there. we were gone for 12 days with one week in kenya (the uganda piece of our trip didn’t work out because all of the standby flights were full). when we […]Read More
thanks for all the comments and email reflections on my past post about “rethinking the word pastor.” i am so glad it stirred up some great conversation! i realize i haven’t written anything yet about our africa trip coming up on the 18th of this month so i thought i’d share here an email update […]Read More
i guess this is what you get when you let your kids jump on the coffee table
yeah, we have a family friendly house. there’s lots of jumping and moving and ball bouncing and outside voices at casa del escobar. our coffee table is sometimes a dance floor and even jose’s been known to pop up there now and then and shake his booty. well, this is what you sometimes get when […]Read More
goodly parenting (yep, that's two o's)
my friend brian at the cheek of God is doing a guest posting series on parenting. he’s been a faithful carnival commenter & i am so thankful to have crossed paths out here in blogland. love his writing, love his heart. i thought since our readerships are really different i’d cross-post it here. the question […]Read More
kids & faith: what are we creating?
my kids went back to school last week. all five of them, out the door by 7:30 am. ah, a little bit of quiet & freedom back in my day, although i always hate to say goodbye to summer & oh, yeah, i always forget my refuge life is far from quiet. my oldest is a junior this […]Read More
my honey, the lawyer
well he did it! after 3 years of juggling law school at denver university, flying for united to pay the bills, 5 kiddos & a crazy busy pastor wife, jose graduated yesterday. yeah! next up: taking the bar exam on july 31st and then it’s really, really over. i have to say, he did it with […]Read More
today i thank God for my babies
mother’s day 2008 life out of nothing chosen, picked, destined to be part of me. part of us. God knew these would be mine, ours. to love, nurture, remind that life is beautiful, good hard fragile that they are exactly who they are supposed to be. strong. loved. meant to dream. and we will […]Read More