Kim Harms

Life Reconstructed

Good Words

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Some people have such an incredible way of saying things that they stop me in my tracks. And sometimes what they say is worth sharing.  Good Words is gonna be a regular event here. Each week I will post either song lyrics, a quote, an excerpt from a book, or a guest post. That way you can enjoy the words too, and I will have a place to keep all the good words I find.

The following is an excerpt from Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. It was required reading for one of my college English classes, but last winter I read it for leisure instead of study. (Oh what a difference that makes!) It’s heartbreaking and beautiful at the same time…probably my favorite classic.

There are in this world blessed souls, whose sorrows all spring up into joys for others; whose earthly hopes, laid in the grave with many tears, are the seed from which spring healing flowers and balm for the desolate and the distressed.


Author: Kim Harms

I am a contributor at CT Women (previously known as Today's Christian Woman where I was a regular contributor as well). I blog monthly at and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul, Guideposts, Thriving Family and Creation Illustrated. Cancer made an unwelcome visit in my breast in January 2016, and I am now working on a book about breast reconstruction after having gone through the insane process myself. My incredible husband of 18 years, Corey, is my biggest writing cheerleader and together we are having a ball raising our three growing boys; Carter 15, Owen 14 and Lewis 10.

One thought on “Good Words

  1. I love Uncle Tom’s Cabin! It is probably my all time favorite book! I talk about Uncle Tom to my kids so much they think he is real.

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