March 30, 2017 KimHarms

Sometimes our house smells like crap. Literally. (Not figuratively-literally. Literally-literally.) And I love it. (Not the smell, the house.) It’s been two months since we moved in, and I still have an overwhelming feeling of gratitude every time I turn onto my cracked, narrow driveway.  God gave us this house. I mean, we bought it and everything, but there are some things in life that are clearly gifts from God. This house, with all of its quirks, is one of those things. And it definitely has some quirks. Like the crap. Our basement seriously smells like a poop bomb on…

March 15, 2017 KimHarms 2Comment

When I started writing my article that went live today at Christianity Today Women, my intentions weren’t to share the story with the world. I was writing for myself. Therapy on paper. But in the midst of it, the call out came for marriage articles, and I knew (if Corey would give me his blessing) I needed to submit a query. We are in this marriage thing together, Corey and I. Last year we met in sickness head on. (Dang you breast cancer.) As we walked with in sickness, we also met up with for worse. We fought them both and won. But…

December 15, 2016 KimHarms 2Comment

Though I have not yet met Dorothy in person, we have come to know each other in that crazy online fashion that happens these days. She is a fellow Christianity Today Women writer, and as a mom of three boys like me, I feel a certain kinship to her. In the following interview, Greco speaks of her new book Making Marriage Beautiful. A book that has been ruminating and growing in her mind for 25 years of marriage. I hope you enjoy this little glimpse into the book. (And then head over to amazon to pre-order it!) How is your…

June 20, 2016 KimHarms

Proverbs 21:9 Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife. When my husband’s little sister asked him to read scripture at her wedding, she gave him free reign to choose whatever passage he wanted and opened the door for his crazy shenanigans. Corey stood solemnly in front of the wedding guests and read Proverbs 21:19. “Better to live on a corner of the roof than share a house with a quarrelsome wife.” After the laughter subsided, he flipped to the New Testament and read a much more appropriate wedding passage. It’s…

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…