May 20, 2017 KimHarms

My monthly post is up at Inspire a Fire.  Talking about motherhood today. The Evolution of a Mother’s Role “It was sorta okay.” That may not sound like much of a sentence, but when as a mother you hear those four words exit the mouth of a child who has been in the midst of a struggle, they are good words. Good words indeed. From a Tired Body to an Aching Heart My boys used to be babies. You know, the kind that needed fed all the time and changed all the time. The kind that continually spit up on…

February 19, 2017 KimHarms

My monthly blog post is up at Inspire a Fire.  It’s a little tiny blip of the whole story of my friendship with my best friend. I think about 16 years ago, God was like, “Well, these women are going to need each other because I’m going give give them a boatload of boys. I should probably I’m going to introduce them before that first boy arrives.” (We met when I was 8 months pregnant with my oldest.) A photo of those 6 boys before they became giants. Love Proven on a Twisty Slide A cute little…

December 17, 2016 KimHarms

My post at Inspire a Fire this month is about my experience with Lewis and the question of Santa Claus. You can read the first part here and follow the link to the rest of the story at Inspire a Fire. The Santa Dilemma – Keeping Jesus at the Center of Christmas “Mom, is Santa real?” my curious six-year-old asked as I tucked him in and kissed his cheek. ‘Here we go,’ I thought. I took a deep breath and went the history route as I did with his older brothers. Speaking truth, but leaving a little to the imagination….

September 18, 2016 KimHarms

(In my September post at Inspire a Fire, I reflect on the change of seasons in life and reminisce about the day I sent my baby to school.) Homemade cheesebread with marinara sauce. “Oh no, what if Lewis can’t open his milk carton?” Those were the first five words on the back-to-school lunch menu and that was the thought that ran through my head sending a fresh waterfall of tears down my face. Yes, I read the school lunch menu and cried. And cried. And cried. That was several years ago, but I remember it like it was several blinks…

June 18, 2016 KimHarms

I’m beginning to think my posts at Inspire a Fire are working against me. 😉 Last month I wrote about our moving lifestyle. How it works well for us, and how I have learned to enjoy it. But about a week after it posted, it hit me that we are about to do this thing again, and that we don’t know where we are going next. And though I’m ready for it, it didn’t stop me from having about a 24-hour period of some serious anxiety. I’m a planner. And planning for the unknown is a bit tricky. This month my post…

May 21, 2016 KimHarms

My monthly blog post is up at Inspire a Fire today. I reflected on our moving lifestyle, and why I don’t think we’re crazy. 🙂 Below you can read the start of the story and find a link to the full post. I remember the day I realized I married a mover. I’m not talking about a guy who drives a big truck and makes his money relocating other people. Corey wanted to move me. Every two or three years. “It will be a great financial investment,” he said. “Plus you’ll get to live in a brand new house every…

April 16, 2016 KimHarms

It’s my day to blog over at Inspire a Fire. It’s just a short sweet post about childhood memories including my own version of George Ella Lyon’s poem Where I’m From. If need a creative challenge on this lovely Saturday, try writing your own Where I’m From.  It’s a lot of fun (unless you are not a word person, in which case it could be a torturous experience.) Where I’m From – Family Heritage @ Inspire a Fire.

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…

September 19, 2015 KimHarms

  “You know, it’s okay if your primary ministry focus is your husband and your kids.” I don’t remember the details of the conversation with my mother-in-law leading up to that comment, but those words were the impetus to a change in my mom of small children perspective. I knew I wanted my primary role at that point in my life to be wife and mother, but it wasn’t until someone else said it out loud that I started to seriously think about what it meant. My husband was a project manager for a construction company and depending on what point he…