The Stuff of Life

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 the wife of a guitar-playing, worship-leading, adventure-loving husband. I am the mother of three incredible sons: two of whom recently surpassed me in height, and one of whom I am going to pretend is still my baby. I am saved by grace; a daughter of the King who was and is and is to come. *** I am a regular contributor at Today’s Christian Woman, a monthly blogger at Inspire a Fire and have freelanced for a variety of publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul and Guideposts. *** The 500 Dresses ministry that I started with my mom in 2010 is our way of answering the call to serve those in poverty.

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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