The Stuff of Life

Clothing and Baggage



“The less clothes she has on, the more likely she is to be carrying emotional baggage.”

Love this quote on modesty from the Hearts at Home Conference I attended this weekend. It’s about the only thing I got out of this particular workshop because the speaker, who obviously has a much different personality than me, kept making me interact with the person sitting next to me. I DID NOT KNOW THE PERSON SITTING NEXT TO ME. For the whole 50-minute session I kept thinking things like, “What is she going to make me say to this lady next?” and “Oh please don’t make me hug her or do that weird thing where everybody stands up and rubs the shoulders of the person to their right.” I survived relatively unscathed, but I’m sure I missed out on some great stuff due to my case of forced interaction anxiety. This little golden nugget was worth it though, and I plan to file it away and share it with my boys when the timing is appropriate. Feel free to use it with your boys too. šŸ™‚ Ā 


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.

2 thoughts on “Clothing and Baggage

  1. So funny!!! This was so funny…wish I could have been a mouse in the corner watching your expressions as you listened to this speaker and contemplated your “next move”!! Blessings Dear!! Marilyn PS Praying for you as you put together your thoughts for your upcoming event!! Love you!! šŸ™‚

    Sent from my iPad


  2. Thanks Marilyn. It was so incredibly awkward. At one point she told us to tell the woman next to us that she’s a hero and my first thought was “I don’t want to tell her she’s a hero. I don’t even know if she’s a good mom! I’ve never met her before.” Chances are she was a terrific mom since she was attending a conference all about being a good mom and wife, but it was still uber uncomfortable for this introvert. I appreciate your prayers šŸ™‚

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