Post Archive of Kim Van Brunt

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

Darkness shot through with light

It’s Christmas morning. The gifts are open, the drum set assembled, the new riding toys getting broken in, the volume

I could never

  It was late at night, and I was sitting in a brand-new friend’s kitchen in her one-bedroom apartment just

Sweet homecoming

I just scrolled back on the blog and I can’t believe I haven’t shared this here yet. My brother made

One Small Change – Guest post for Addie Zierman

  When I was first starting out blogging for real, I found Addie Zierman. She was obviously an amazing writer.

Nothing So Broken: What We Pass Down (For my son) {Guest post}

Today I have the honor of guest posting at Alison McLennan’s place. We’ve been connected for years through adoption, writing

Tips for mid-October camping in Minnesota

1. Don’t be afraid of the snow in the forecast. Do pack winter coats, hats and mittens though — it’s

Prayer for a Monday morning

As I start a new week, let me begin with love.   Lord, hear my prayer. When my children start

Broken/filled/whole

Around here we talk a lot about being broken. There’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.

The gift of a knock-down, drag-out fight with God

I’m gonna take you back to my state of mind back in May, just before we heard of our Ugandan

It’s more than being outnumbered: On teaching character and grace

The jig’s up. Being the mother of four kids, I can no longer slip things under their little radars. There’s