January 30, 2016 KimHarms 4Comment

Breast cancer. When those two words started getting tossed around the doctor’s office where I was trying to act natural in that stupid gown that was open to the front, I began oscillating between nausea and the urge to dropkick the radiologist. How can he just say breast cancer as if he’s talking about a broken finger or tonsillitis? But when those two words entered my world, they were closely followed by these.  Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee…

January 18, 2016 KimHarms

  In lieu of Boy Mom Monday because sometimes it’s nice to be reminded that if God is in charge of the oceans, he can probably handle my life too. 🙂

January 16, 2016 KimHarms

I have the awesome opportunity to be a monthly blogger at Inspire a Fire.  The assigned topic for the month was “Setting Goals for the New Year.” Goals are great, but I rarely (I can’t remember if I ever even have) set New Year’s Resolutions. You are invited to read the post to see what I have to say about it. I have to be honest, when I sat down to do the final edits on this little post, there was a serious disconnect between my brain and my fingers on the keyboard. Sometimes your day just doesn’t go quite…

January 7, 2016 KimHarms 2Comment

I didn’t keep track of exactly how many books I read this year, but I read 3.5 while my kids were on Christmas break if that gives you an idea 🙂 I’ve compiled a list of my favorites for the year. It’s heavy in the Historical Fiction and Memoir categories. The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom – Historical Fiction – Pre-Civil War Era (Probably my favorite story of the year.) Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children and Hollow City by Ransom Riggs -YA Fiction/Fantasy (These are some of the most creative books I’ve ever read, and I’m planning to read them with my…

December 17, 2015 KimHarms

I can’t even tell you how much I love the article I am linking to in this post. Having observed my husband pour his heart, goofiness, and musical talent into youth for more than a decade and having watched our dear friend and longtime youth pastor (turned lead pastor) pour his life into so very many kids during his tenure at our church, I have seen firsthand what it means to teens when adults take them seriously. And it means a lot. Teens need us to see their intrinsic value. When we welcome their input, they are valued. When we do…