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 

By KimHarms

Kim Harms is an author, speaker, and part-time library assistant with two decades of freelance writing experience. She has a degree in English from Iowa State University. She and her husband Corey have three super-awesome sons and one crazy dog. A two-time breast cancer survivor, her first book, Life Reconstructed: Navigating the World of Mastectomies and Breast Reconstruction (Familius), is a guide for women walking the breast cancer road. She is currently working on her second book, a devotional for women going through breast cancer.


  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™‚

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  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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