August 2013 CWM Interview

Need Your Help
Interview
Final Thoughts


 

The Voices of Christian Working Moms

Newly Released Book
written by
Author Kimberly Chastain

Need Your Help

I need more CWMs who are willing to be interviewed. We all can learn from one another. If you are interested, please send an email to Kimberly@kimberlychastain.com and put interview in the subject heading.

Interview

Rita is a 47 year old CWM who lives in the United States. She has a 7 year old daughter and is an executive assistant.

Rita enjoys being a CWM in that she supports a dynamic, cutting-edge leader in the EMS Industry. She also says her COO truly appreciates her and respects her. He is the most brilliant, yet humble leader I have ever had the privilege of working for.

Rita struggles in the following areas of being a Christian Working Mom: I miss my daughter every day. At certain times of the year, I miss her more, but each and every day I have to turn her over to God and trust that He will keep her safe.

Rita’s favorite Bible Verse is: 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. 16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities--all things were created through him and for him. 17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. 19 For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. Colossians 1:15-20

What is God teaching you right now?

That it is OK to receive joy and fulfillment from my work and that I don't have to feel guilty. I'm actually an equal partner with my husband in providing for our family.

Words of Encouragement for other Christian Working Moms:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Be open to His direction, pray, wait on Him and be obedient to His calling on your life.

Anything else you would like to share:

My true heart's desire is to impact the lives I touch every day for the glory of God, for the advancement of the Gospel, and for the fulfillment of His eternal Kingdom purpose.

Thanks Rita for reminding us how our everyday life can touch others for the glory of God. We may never know what effect our words have on others till eternity.

Final Thoughts

As Moms sometimes it doesn’t seem all the daily chores we do really matter, but they do. Changing diapers, breaking up fights between siblings, dealing with teen angst, and everything else we do we can do in a way that glorifies God. Nothing is too menial in God’s kingdom.

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 The Voices of Christian Working Moms, 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. To find out more about her books go to www.christianworkingmom.com. For a free, initial coaching session send an email to free@kimberlychastain.com.