Post Archive of Kim Van Brunt

Sifting through the broken pieces and holding them up to the Light.

Some thoughts on TEDx and how I got here

If you’re visiting following the TEDx event, welcome! I hope to be sharing more of my poetry and thoughts in

Faith in the Dark

I don’t talk about my “faith journey” much. I don’t write about it. Sometimes I try not to think about

Older

I’m a block back when I see the older couple turn down my route home. It’s dusk. I’ve taken the

The fine art of getting over yourself

I was listening to a podcast last weekend in which one of the hosts was describing going into a season

The value in the attempt (even if)

One of my college professors told me over and over again to submit my poetry, my creative writing, my work

On intention and reality

View image | gettyimages.com   I wake up two minutes before my alarm, my body already (still, always) thinking of

On adoption, vulnerability, and how our children lead us home

It wasn’t because my son wasn’t all I thought he would be. He was cuter than the pictures, he was

For the adoptive mama at the start

#101908039 / gettyimages.com   You are amazing. I’ve done it myself, but every time I see an adoption announcement, another

The thing about the bowl of cereal

It’s not the cereal. It’s not hunger, really, unless we’re talking about the non-physical kind. It’s not even the compulsion,

On inspiration overload: My time at Festival of Faith and Writing 2014

The first day pulls you in.   The opening plenary, amazing. You see friends from Twitter and have the strange