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Guest Post: Conversations with Ourselves

I was sitting on the floor, looking up at him. I remember that detail. “I’m not sure you should be

Things you learn when you say “I’m scared, but yes”

It’s like any Spirit-inspired thing that you resist until you can’t anymore. It’s what happens, every time, when you first

How to parent well when no one’s watching

My teeth on the impossibly slippery yogurt tube, I’m tearing it open with the baby on my lap and trying

A time to speak, a time to be silent

It’s not that we’ve never heard these things before. It’s not like we don’t know that when it comes to

Love at fourteen years

Fourteen years, love. Is this what you dreamed our life would look like? How about when we were young(er), when

That humbling place where people give

The truth is, I didn’t want to ask for help. The truth is, I will happily give to causes I

Writing the stories of Uganda: Trip update and jewelry fundraiser

In just six weeks, I’m going back to Uganda. I’m thrilled to be serving with Mercy for Mamas, an organization

Parenting and Adoption: Mission or Relationship?

Sometimes, all a mother can do is react, react, react. It doesn’t matter how many kids you have or how

Practicing love until it’s true: Adoption as faith (guest post at Shawn Smucker’s place)

… I turn my heart upside down trying to find the right emotion, desperate to feel what I thought I