Kristin Bunting

About Kristin Bunting

Kristin wishes you could pull up a chair, enjoy a cup of coffee, and talk with her about how amazing Jesus is. For 33 years she has walked with her Savior, and each year is a new adventure in learning how He is always "Enough" for her, no matter what the circumstance. Kristin is wife to one loving small-church pastor, and never ceases to be amazed at the 3 daughters God has given them to raise. Her one-day dream is to write a book for women, chronicling her walk with Jesus and encouraging them to never quit pursuing the God who loves them.

One Final Yes

One Final Yes

I was beginning to refer to 2017 as “The Year of the No.” I am not kidding, friends. Everything I was hoping and praying for was met with a “no” on every side. Homes we tried to purchase, changes in people’s lives that were dramatically affecting them, health issues, spiritual issues. It just seemed like […]

The Friend Above All Friends

The Friend Above All Friends

Most of us have had it happen…that weird moment when we realize we weren’t invited to the party or the trip or the get-together. Friends whom we thought really valued us… just…didn’t invite us…for whatever reason. Maybe they even tried to hide the event from us? We may never know. Being left out, no matter […]

Redefine Mother’s Day

Redefine Mother’s Day

Yesterday was Mother’s Day, a day which for many, evokes a mix of emotions. Whether happy, sad, or a mix of the two, Mother’s Day is bound to prick our hearts to think and reflect on some aspect of motherhood, even if only for a few seconds. Anna Jarvis, the woman who conceived the concept […]

Morning Will Come

Morning Will Come

Many of my worst experiences in life have occurred at night-time. It’s as though the physical darkness of the world in that moment lent its hand to the darkness I was either experiencing or feeling. I can still get shivers down my spine when I think of those nights of darkness. Night can be beautiful […]

The Valuation of Jesus

The Valuation of Jesus

My husband worked as a real estate valuation analyst for a few years in between pastoring, being a used car salesman (yes, you read that right!) and being a pastor again. He learned a lot about what brings value to real property, and was able to assign a dollar figure to potential properties his company […]

Treasure Incorruptible

Treasure Incorruptible

No eye has seen, no ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him.” I Cor. 2:9 Several years ago, two dear family members lost much of what they had in this world…their home, a solid business… The recession of 2007-2009 came like a tsunami. But these […]

Divine Appointments

Divine Appointments

The Christmas season has always been a time of anticipation for me. As a child, it was waiting for the gifts. Then, as I gave my heart to Christ, it became the anticipation of watching and waiting for Him to “meet me” during this special season. He always has met me. But this year, he […]

Looking Outward

Looking Outward

Is this not the fast that I choose, to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, […]

An October Thanksgiving

An October Thanksgiving

I have not always been a grateful person. Sad to say, but it’s true. Gratitude to God was often overshadowed by the difficulties I felt he had brought me. Throughout the last 20 years or so, I have increasingly sought to be joyful in the Lord, seeking out all the means of grace I could […]

Recipe for Joy

Recipe for Joy

I love looking at recipes. Imagining the flavors that can be produced through a dozen or so ingredients and a little time spent in the kitchen can be stimulating. Five minutes on Pinterest and I can have a month’s worth of meals pinned to my “food is a gift” board. Oh, and desserts! Don’t even […]

Humility: Our Antidote

Humility: Our Antidote

Tim Keller writes, “Humility is so shy. If you begin talking about it, it leaves.” I love the irony! Keller means, of course, that to the degree that we talk about our own humility, we’re actually not practicing such a virtue in that moment. But perhaps humility is also “shy” in that it is often […]

Anchored

Anchored

My hands find they aren’t sure what to type. Tragedy has struck both near and far. In the month since I last posted, life has changed drastically for people I know and love and for those I will never meet. The 45 year old mother of 6 with pancreatic cancer that homeschooled alongside friends of […]

Fruit Inspection

Fruit Inspection

I just celebrated my 43rd birthday a few weeks ago. It was a nice day, filled with gifts, dinner out, and a trip to some beautiful gardens with my husband and daughters. We saw beautiful healthy plants and flowers all in bloom. Someone worked very hard to produce all that beauty. But without the sun […]

Distinguished by Love

Distinguished by Love

I have been walking with God for 33 years now, and I am amazed more now than ever by how gracious my Lord is. I’m also amazed, at times, at how un-gracious we, as God’s people, can be. A handful of years ago, I was driving through my neighborhood in Pennsylvania when I saw the […]

Used To…

Used To…

Here in the South, people, while reminiscing , might begin their sentences with “Used to, I————-“ (read: yoost-to). For instance, “Used to, you could walk to the Winn-Dixie from here.” This is a fun colloquialism for us Northerners to hear. (Though, realistically, we’ll never be able to pull off using it ourselves.) Fun, yes, but […]

Jesus, Not Genealogy

Jesus, Not Genealogy

I’ve become a bit fascinated with genealogy lately. Well, ok, just my own genealogy. In a matter of a few weeks last month, I was able to create family trees that trace my mother and father’s ancestors back hundreds of years. I was enthralled with finding the names and places of my ancestry. On my […]

One Enduring Echo

One Enduring Echo

Our lives feel enormous to us, but they are small to God. Not insignificant, just small. A thousand years is as a day to Him, while a minute can feel like a day to me as I’m waiting for change, or answers, or …relief. A minute of crying. A minute of uncertainty. These minutes feel […]

When God’s Order Looks Like DISorder

When God’s Order Looks Like DISorder

Seconds ago, I was tearing down one of two Christmas trees we had in our home this Christmas season when a very clear analogy stopped me. I knew I had to STOP. I had to write about it. So, here is my humble attempt to communicate what I believe God was showing me, just moments […]