September 5, 2013 KimHarms

I was blessed blessed blessed to be to contracted to write Esther’s story (the woman on the left) for Today’s Christian Woman – Women of the World segment. I love looking back over time and seeing how God orchestrated our trip to Haiti in April and along with it the opportunity to spend a week with Esther whom I now consider a role model and friend. Her story is a fantastic journey of following God’s lead, and if you read it, I’m sure you will find her as inspiring as I do. I find all of the staff of Mission to…

August 30, 2013 KimHarms

I absolutely cannot listen to Mercy Me’s  All of Creation. And it’s because of the keyboard. Such a silly reason to dislike a song, but seriously, I find it so annoying that  I hit the button every time it comes on. It’s too bad cuz it might have great lyrics.  I just never stick around long enough to listen to them. And then there’s this song called “He Said.” It drives me nuts because He didn’t say what the song says He said.  Here’s the chorus. I won’t give you more, more than you can take and I might let…

August 27, 2013 KimHarms

Because some days I just need to be reminded. Thank you John Mark Mcmillan for blessing my morning . . . though no one in the world can sing this song better than my hubby. How He Loves Us   He is jealous for me, Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree, Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy. When all of a sudden, I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory, And I Realize just how beautiful You are, And how great Your affections are for me. Pre-Chorus: And oh, how He loves us so,…

August 26, 2013 KimHarms

Because sometimes milestones can be equally joy-filled and heart-breaking. “Mom, let go.”  * Three small words A punch to the gut Tears behind sunglasses Broken heart  * Black bicycle seat Released from my grasp Unfettered boy Riding free  * Simple mastery of Two-wheels But to me It is more * He can do it On his own Reliance on me Ever decreasing  * A mama’s pride  Mingled with loss Most heart-wrenching Mix of emotions  * Down the path He pedals alone Grinning, bursting with Joy of independence  * Bless that boy Father I pray And comfort the mama Who let…

August 22, 2013 KimHarms

The term voice gets thrown around a lot in the writing world. It is one of those concepts that I feel should be  easy to grasp, but is just out of my reach. I am not convinced I know what my voice is. I am, however, learning what it is not. Over my past couple years of freelancing, I have had two specific experiences when I read my published piece and thought, “Hmmm, that doesn’t sound like me.” Sometimes editors make very few changes to my original submission, but twice my words have been changed to the point that though…