August Christian Working Mom Interview
Welcome
Blog/Online Bible Study
Interview
Final Thoughts
Welcome

Hi everyone. How are you doing? My children started back to school this week. I would guess most of your children will be heading back to school. Each new school year has excitement and sometimes dread. Remember to pray for your children’s teachers and your children as well. Recently, I was visiting another www.worldmagblog.com. and there was a posting about working Moms. I posted and was able to point women to our community. Unfortunately, there were some negative comments which again confirmed by conviction that this website is desperately needed. Hope you are having a wonderful month and you are doing things in God’s strength and not your own.

Blog/Online Bible Study

The CWM Blog can be found at http://christianworkingmoms.blogspot.com. There is a new question posted about the back to school time of the year. Please come visit and share your thoughts. As always you can ask any question on the open comment section. The Online Bible Study can be found at http://cwmbiblestudy.blogspot.com. I do hope to post a new lesson soon. I will put an announcement on the main CWM Blog when it is up and ready to go.

Interview

Kerri is a happily married 30 year old CWM who lives in the United States. She has two children a boy age 6 and a girl age 3. Kerri is a Marketing and Public Relations Executive.

Kerri shares the following joys of being a CWM: I love using the gifts and talents God has given me. I enjoy a job well done, and I thrive on watching an idea or a creative project come to fruition. There is an energy that stirs within me when I’m working on a great project or when I know that success has come from something I offered to a project – something special that was placed in me for a reason. I always thank God for creating me the way he has and for leading me toward paths where I can blossom and grow.

Kerri shares the following struggles of being a CWM: The working world can sometimes be a whirlwind where I get caught up in the hurriedness and chaos of timelines and deadlines. My office time is often not a place where I think about God and bringing his Kingdom here on earth. It is not until I get in the car, leaving the office that I feel like I can exhale and acknowledge God, and sometimes I’m so worn out from the work day that I really don’t have much energy to give back to Him.

Her Favorite Bible Verse is: 1 John 5: 14-15 – This is the confidence we have in approaching God, that whatever we ask of him, according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we’ve asked of him.

God is showing Kerri to love, serve and pray for others; to find answers in The Word; and to pray about everything and have faith that He will take care of it all.

Kerri shares the following words of encouragement for other CMWs: Set aside time for God. Find it somewhere: get in bed 10 minutes earlier and pick up a bible or a bible study, get up a few minutes earlier and have coffee with God, pray in the shower, keep the radio/CD player off in the car this month and pray to him on your morning commute each morning.

Kerri also shares a few months ago, I challenged myself to finding places to be with God, and they have become my favorite places to be. I walk every morning and pray for everyone I can think of and everything going on in my life. I keep the radio in my car off, and consciously listen for God. Sometimes, I need to talk to him out loud, so I whip out my cell phone while driving and talk to God. I have lunch every Thursday with a small group of women who are beautiful children of God and desire to bring His Kingdom here on earth. I get in bed with the bible and my bible study book each night, or the scripture from Sunday’s sermon, and I read the Word, even if it is just a verse or two. Because of these places, God’s voice in my life has become clearer and my path feels safer than it ever has before.

Kerri thanks so much for sharing. You made so many good points. One that stood out to me was thanking God for how he created you and the gifts he has given you. I think as women sometimes we find things we don’t like about ourselves and forget to be thankful for how God made us and gifted us. Also, thanks for the important reminder to be creative in how we spend time with God. Time spent with God is never wasted and is always refreshing.

Final Thoughts

The past two weeks have been pretty tough for me. I finally realized how I was trying to do everything in my own strength and not in God’s strength. We have to purposely hand over everything in our life to God. I always have to learn the hard way. I hope that is not true for you.

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. You can find more information at www.christianworkingmom.com. For a free, initial coaching session send an email to free@kimberlychastain.com.