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.

Welcoming the Trial

Welcoming the Trial

I awoke to a thick fog blanketing my yard and neighborhood today. Immediately I thought, “Wow, that pretty much looks like life right now. Foggy. No clear view ahead. This is ironic.” I dressed in my exercise gear and put on my walking shoes to go out and meet the foggy morning. No fellow walkers […]

On Which Shelf Have You Put Your Hope?

On Which Shelf Have You Put Your Hope?

As I sit here about to type my post, I wonder how to capture the journey I have been on with the Lord the last several months… Maybe you’ve watched via Facebook or Instagram as friends have taken a road-trip out west or traveled to some glorious destination overseas. They chronicle the beauty, the adventure, […]

The Answer is the Trial

The Answer is the Trial

David knew the definition of “trial” many times in his life. But he also knew, “The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life: of whom shall I be afraid?” Ps. 27:1 Psalm 27 is a well-known piece of Biblical poetry. I have read […]

The Perfect Life

The Perfect Life

Even among Christians, the search for the “perfect life” is often a snare. Longing for everything to fall into place just as we would like it– that perfect home, location, job, spouse, church, relationship—we often fall into wrong desires when we set our minds on temporal things. We see this struggle dating as far back […]

People of the Dawn

People of the Dawn

I’ve been camped out in the Old Testament for months now during my quiet times, and it has proved to be a rich time.  I am learning things anew, though I have read these passages over and over throughout my life.  Here are some of the gracious gleanings from Isaiah I came away with recently […]

Praying with Perspective

Praying with Perspective

“Please heal my loved one, Lord!” I prayed…for probably the 300th time in my life.  The healing that I desired for this person was just not being given by my gracious Father, and I was aching inside as years passed and no change came for them.  I was journaling about how difficult it was for […]

Never Been Stronger

Never Been Stronger

Mid-life kind of “snuck up on me,” friends. At 44, I guess I’ve been running full-speed ahead and never pausing to think for a minute that life is AT LEAST half over for me (unless God’s got an extra decade or so lined up for me that the average American woman doesn’t get). And in […]

Kept and Being Kept

Kept and Being Kept

What does it mean to be “kept” by God?  And what then are the implications of us being “our sister’s’ keeper?”  This was the topic of our church ladies’ meeting last week.  As I prepared to lead the discussion, I sensed the Holy Spirit prompting me to consider there might be two groups of ladies […]

Don’t Eat the Gift Wrap

Don’t Eat the Gift Wrap

I was rushing around, trying to get everything on my list before I went home to prepare for the Church Christmas party we’d be hosting in a few hours.  I’d snapped up pretty much everything on my list, but as I started up my car to leave the parking lot, sudden hunger pangs hit me. […]

Emotional Truth

Emotional Truth

As women, we may have no influence so naturally persuasive as our emotions.  I live in a home with three precious teenage daughters, and let me just say there are days when I wouldn’t blame my husband if he went and pitched a tent out in the woods beside our house!  Scripture tells us that: […]

Taking Possession

Taking Possession

Our family has been living in our new home for nearly seven weeks now. The seven months before our move was filled with searching for the perfect home, and attempting to make the home we were living in look as perfect as possible to prospective buyers. That’s a lot of “perfect,” isn’t it? By the […]

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 […]