May 12, 2016 KimHarms

  Marlowe, Hildy and me the summer after Grandma died The night before my surgery, I received this email from my great-uncle Marlowe. HILDY HAS BEEN FEELING PUNK THE LAST FEW DAYS AND WENT TO BED EARLY TONIGHT.  I WAS WASHING DISHES WHEN SHE CALLED ME TO THE BEDROOM.  SHE SAID THIS IS STRANGE. “I’VE BEEN HEARING THE VOICE OF MY FATHER PRAYING FOR KIM AND HER SURGERY. WRITE THEM AND EMAIL AND LET THEM KNOW THAT ALL IS WELL AND THE SURGERY WILL GO WITHOUT INCIDENT.  NOW I CAN GO TO SLEEP”. YOU HAVE BEEN…

April 12, 2016 KimHarms 9Comment

Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed. Matthew 26:39 I’ve been thinking a lot about a little farther. When Jesus was preparing for his death, he took his close friends with him to Gethsemane to pray. Three of those friends he took with him further into the garden. But even those three couldn’t go as far as Jesus needed to go. Where he was heading, he had to go alone. I am definitely not Jesus, and my circumstances are a bit less consequential. But I am beginning to understand a little farther. I…

April 7, 2014 KimHarms

Sharing a link to Alphonsine’s tribute to her family 20 years after the Hutu’s murdered her mom, her dad, her sister Claudine and her brother Jean Felix. Makes me want to hug my kids. In A Garden of Fame Where Their Treasured Memories Grow Fonder: Two Decades Later!  

January 30, 2014 KimHarms

From the wealthy, to the unborn, to the hurting, to the poverty-stricken, God has placed a value on human life far above any other piece of his creation. This month a group of guest-bloggers will share a variety of stories that will cause us to think about the amazing worth of life. Thanks for joining our Sanctity of Life journey. *** I met Felicia Alvarez a couple years ago at a writer’s conference. An excellent writer with a heart for leading people toward Christ, I’m excited to share one of her stories here today.  “The girls sleep on the bunks on…

January 23, 2014 KimHarms

From the wealthy, to the unborn, to the hurting, to the poverty-stricken, God has placed a value on human life far above any other piece of his creation. This month a group of guest-bloggers will share a variety of stories that will cause us to think about the amazing worth of life. Thanks for joining our Sanctity of Life journey. *** My guest blogger today is Tara Livesay of Port au Prince, Haiti.  Tara and her family serve Heartline Ministries in the small Caribbean nation where they have lived for eight years. The following is the success story of one young…

January 13, 2014 KimHarms

From the wealthy, to the unborn, to the hurting, to the poverty-stricken, God has placed a value on human life far above any other piece of his creation. This month a group of guest-bloggers will share a variety of stories that will cause us to think about the amazing value of life. Thanks for joining our Sanctity of Life journey. *** Though I have not met today’s guest blogger, Elizabeth Flesher, I had the opportunity to spend many hours in a car with her mom, Mary Potter Kenyon, as we traveled together to and from a writer’s conference in Chicago a…

January 9, 2014 KimHarms 1Comment

From the wealthy, to the unborn, to the hurting, to the poverty-stricken, God has placed a value on human life far above any other piece of his creation. This month a group of guest-bloggers will share a variety of stories that will cause us to think about the amazing value of life. Thanks for joining our Sanctity of Life journey. *** My first guest blogger is Alphonsine Imaniraguha. Though we have spent very little time face-to-face, we have grown a bond online. I have had the privilege of sharing pieces of her story on this blog and the honor of editing…

January 6, 2014 KimHarms

From the wealthy, to the unborn, to the hurting, to the poverty-stricken, God has placed a value on human life far above any other piece of his creation. This month a group of guest-bloggers will share a variety of stories that will cause us to think about the amazing value of life. Thanks for joining our Sanctity of Life journey. *** My first guest blogger is Alphonsine Imaniraguha. Though we have spent very little time face-to-face, we have grown a bond online. I have had the privilege of sharing pieces of her story on this blog and the honor of editing…

August 1, 2013 KimHarms

If you’ve been reading 26 Letters for a while, you have met Alphonsine. She has shared bits of her story of surviving and overcoming the horrors of the 1994 Rwandan genocide and of God’s awesome provision in her adult life. Alphonsine now lives and works in the US and has a passion to use her life experience to help others.  The primary goal of her non-profit organization Rising Above the Storms (R.A.S.) is to “reach out, encourage and inspire people who are hurting, abandoned, or challenged in life in any way. We aim to bring hope and motivation to rebuild a brighter and more positive tomorrow.”…