Post Archive of Kim Van Brunt

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

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

When your body remembers: Adoption and grief

I’m not sure if it’s the smell in the air, the feeling after the holidays or the letdown of post-Christmas

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