October 19, 2015 KimHarms 2Comment

Proverbs 6:10-11 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest and poverty will come on you like a bandit, and scarcity like an armed man. We can be lazy over here at the Harms house. There are some hot summer days and cold winter days during which holding down the couch is an all day event. I let my kids play too many video games some days and sleep in too late on other days. I’m not perfect. But though I am the overseer of the lazy days, I’m also trying to instill a…

October 5, 2015 KimHarms

Photo courtesy of sideshowmom at morguefile.com Proverbs 4:1 Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding. We were getting ready for an overnight backpacking trip the week that Grandpa gave the boys a unicycle. The night before the trip, our middle son was out trying to figure the darn thing out. His father wisely advised him to put it away and pick it back up after we had completed our backpacking adventure. He’s got a smart daddy, that boy. His daddy knows Owen’s deep-seated need to take risks and try crazy stunts….

September 21, 2015 KimHarms

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles @ freedigitalphotos.net Proverbs 2: 1-6 My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom ad applying your heart to understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.   One of my boys had a tough stretch in school last year. A particular subject…

September 14, 2015 KimHarms 7Comment

Proverbs 1:33 But whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease without fear of harm. “You really let your kids shoot nails?” My friend and I were drinking coffee on my deck, and a few minutes prior she had witnessed the workings of my middle son’s most recent project. A handmade blow gun with little picture frame nails for ammunition. I may be a little on the crazy side, allowing my kids to do riskier things than some people are comfortable with. But I struggle living in a culture where we are hyper-concerned with physical protection…

September 10, 2015 KimHarms

Join me on Mondays starting September 14, as I begin a journey through Proverbs in prayer for my boys. Each Monday I’ll share one verse, a short devotional story and a prayer on behalf of my crazy beloved man-children. I’d love to have you come along and pray your boys through Proverbs too.