A new school year begins this week for my daughter and son. One
is in college and the other is in highschool. Time really does fly
when you are having children. I see a lot of pictures on Facebook
of people taking pictures of their children for their first day
of school. I wished I had done that every year with my kids, but
I didn’t. Of course, when they get older they are not very
cooperative. Think about any traditions you want to start with your
children around school. For those of you with babies and preschoolers
there are always special days you can celebrate as well. Welcome
to all the new CWM sisters in our community.
Article – The Eternal Value of Prayer Warriors
First, let me apologize for this issue being a little late. My
80 year old Mom has been in the hospital due to emergency abdominal
surgery and other issues. My Mom has been a prayer warrior all her
life. She has prayed for her grandchildren, my sister and I, and
our husbands. Our entire family has benefitted from her prayers
and devotion to our God.
While we were in the hospital I had the privilege of hearing my
Mom pray. Even though she had been through so much physically, she
started praying with praising God and thanking Him for his blessings.
She then prayed that the Lord would keep her from complaining (believe
me she has so much to complain about) and then started praying for
our families. I was in tears hearing her pray for all of us.
What I want you to know is prayers are eternal. God is timeless;
therefore, He already knows prayers you prayed years ago are answered.
Sometimes, our prayers do take years to be answered. Yet, prayers
So, can I encourage you to be a prayer warrior for your children
for now and the future? Also, join others to pray for their children
as well. I have been blessed and see prayers God answered that I
prayed for my children many years ago.
I’m thankful for a Godly mother and father who were/are faithful
prayer warriors. My Mom can’t wait to see her Heavenly Father
and my father who is waiting there for her. It may take me years
to learn to pray like my mother. There is nothing better than walking
closely with our Savior all the days of our lives.
I realize that all of us do not have Godly parents. I often encourage
people who come from dysfunctional families to search out Godly
men and women to become their spiritual mothers and fathers. Ask
someone to pray for you and your children. My experience has been
older people know how to pray and have so much Godly
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.
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