CWM Interview April 2009
Welcome/Announcement
CWM on Facebook
Blog/Online Bible Study
CWM Coaching Tips
Interview
Welcome/Announcement

We are having gorgeous weather where I live. For several years we have been in drought conditions, but recently we received a lot of rain. Everything is so green and beautiful. God is THE artist and I’m enjoying his masterpiece, the created world. Welcome to all the new CWMs who have joined our community. We have new people joining almost daily. Be sure to check out www.christianworkingmom.com for all the ways you can participate.

Stay tuned to your email for an important announcement coming soon. A project I have literally worked on for six years or more will finally be born (a very long pregnancy). I will let you know when it is finally ready.

Would you like to celebrate you being a CWM? Check out www.zazzle.com/cwmcoach* and find CWM T-shirts, aprons, key chains and more.

CWM on Facebook

I have slowly become involved in the social networking site Facebook. I started a CWM group on Facebook. So, if you are on Facebook please join and we can actually see what one another looks like. I have posted a few topics to discuss as well. Go to www.facebook.com and search for Christian Working Mom Group. When you find our group you will see a symbol that says God (hearts) CWMs. (Blue background with red heart)

Blog/Online Bible Study

One of the ways to become involved in CWM is to visit our CWM blog. You can find it at http://christianworkingmoms.blogspot.com. You can post a question or give advice to other CWMs. Please visit and discuss. We also have an online Bible study that can be found at http://cwmbiblestudy.blogspot.com. Join with other moms who love to study God’s Word.

CWM Coaching Tips

Do you find it hard to get time to study God’s Word? Would you like to memorize scripture, but find it difficult? Then, CWM Coaching Tips is for you. You will be emailed a tip daily that will contain one verse to memorize a week. Take time to grow in God’s Word. To find out more go to: http://www.kimberlychastain.com/cwmtips.htm.

Interview

I appreciate CJ taking time out of her busy schedule to be interviewed. CJ is a married 33 year old CWM who lives in the United States. She has a daughter age 4, a boy age 2, and another boy that is due to be here very soon. CJ works at a non-profit focusing on organizational planning and strategy. Let’s learn from what she has to say.

CJ shares the following joys of being a Christian Working Mom:

• Reunion times with the kids are very sweet
• I treasure and make the most of every moment with my kids
• I have a job I love and that uses my talents and gifts for God’s glory
• Being able to go to the bathroom without company!

She struggles with the following in being a Christian Working Mom:

• Having to say goodbye everyday
• Stress of carrying the financial burden
• Finding down time and connection time with friends
• Having to let go – of my kids, of a clean house, etc. and keeping God’s priorities my priorities

CJ’s verse for 2009 is: You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Psalm 139:5.

God is teaching CJ the following:

• I am learning to let go of my fear and trust. With baby #3 on the way I have had many questions – how can I handle this?! I am learning what it means to live out freedom and new life in Christ so that I am not held captive by my past, what I can’t do, what I do wrong, etc.

Words of Encouragement for other Christian Working Moms

• God loves us just the way we are. Finding much relief in truly accepting myself as God sees me. I don’t have to be a superwoman.

• Every season for a reason. My relationship with God and what I can and can’t do will not always look the same or what it looks like for others.

Anything else you would like to share:

• Simplify, it isn’t all that complicated. The most important things in life are my relationship with God, family and others. It’s been hard, but the house doesn’t always have to be neat and the laundry may stay in the basket for a few extra days. But if my kids are loved, happy and secure and I am listening to what He is saying this is what truly matters.

CJ if you could see my laundry basket right now, you would be pleased!!! If I don’t fold clothes soon none of us will have underwear. I love the Bible verse you have for 2009, what comfort to know God is in front and behind us. What a beautiful picture.
Hope you have a day where God’s surprises you with His beauty and His presence.

Till next time,

Kimberly M. Chastain

Kimberly M. Chastain, MS, LMFT is the Christian Working Mom Coach and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is the author of 2 ebooks and an online Bible study. To find out how to receive coaching tips by email daily, go to http://www.kimberlychastain.com/cwmtips.htm. You can find more information about Christian Working Moms at www.christianworkingmom.com For a free, initial coaching session send an email to free@kimberlychastain.com.