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A Surprise Among the Christmas Cards

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After a four day visit to the in-laws (three days of which were very nice – the puking day was not so pleasant) I was happy to sit in front of the fire with a cup of coffee and the stack of Christmas letters and cards that had been piling up in my mailbox while I was gone. But I was even happier to see an envelope from Wind and Water Press among the cards.  In it I found I  had won Honorable Mention in a poetry contest for my poem Dandelion Bouquets which you can read



Yay!!  The poem will be published in Time of Singing, a quarterly poetry magazine.

When I told my boys about it Owen said matter-of-factly, “That’s not surprising.” What a sweet little man I have to have such confidence in his mama. It really was a nice little post-Christmas surprise. 🙂


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.

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