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. 🙂  


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.

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!! 🙂

    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 🙂

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