The Stuff of Life

Chicken Soup for the Soul & Backpacking


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My first anthology 🙂

I was excited to find out last week that I will be a part of the book Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotionals for Wives. They are publishing a devo I wrote based on my first backpacking trip with Corey several years ago. It was an adventure (as are most activities that include Corey Harms). Feel free to scroll down and take a walk down memory lane with me.

Here We Go

Here we are at the trail head. It was rainy. And cold. And I was wondering why in the world I had agreed to such a trip.

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Here’s our en-suite bathroom. Complete with it’s own lush greenery and mosquitoes to bite your bum as you do your business.


Despite the rustic setting, I ended up having a fantastic time with my hubby. (The photo above is us on top of Mt. Trudee.) Sometimes Corey has to drag me out of my comfort zone kicking and screaming, but I have found that once he gets me there, the boundaries of that comfort zone sometimes get chipped away a little bit.

That chipping away of the comfort zone has led to TWO backpacking trips planned for the summer of 2013. One romantic (?) trip to Lake Superior with just me and my man, and our first ever overnight-pack-all-your-stuff-on-your-back-pee-in-the-trees-sleep-in-a-tent-harms-family-backpacking-trip also to Lake Superior. Who knows, maybe I’ll end up being part of a bonafide backpacking family like my friend  Tori. Maybe…


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.

4 thoughts on “Chicken Soup for the Soul & Backpacking

  1. I love it! Congrats on the new publication! How exciting for you!

  2. Kim – Congratulations on being published in the Chicken Soup for the Soul: for Wives… I can’t think of new ways to let you know how much I enjoy your writing (and meeting you half way with the communion trays). I am appreciative of your stories being a part of my life. Thank you. Karen

    • Thanks Karen. It makes me feel great to hear when someone enjoys something I’ve written. Next time we’ll have to sit closer together so we don’t have to trek halfway down the row to pass the communion trays 🙂

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