December 2014 Pearls of Encouragement for CWMs

Merry Christmas
Article – Prince of Peace
Final Thoughts




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The Voices of Christian Working Moms

Merry Christmas

May I wish all my CWM sisters in Christ and their families a very Merry Christmas. Christmas is a great time to have conversations with family members and friends who do not know Christ. Share with them the true meaning of Christmas.

Missing the CWM Interview each month? I am too!! I need more CWMs who are willing to be interviewed. Send an email to Kimberly@kimberlychastain.com with interview in the subject heading and I will send you the questions. Please be open to share with other CWMs how God is working in your life.

Buy a Christmas present for yourself and children. Purchase the ABCs of God’s character ebook. God’s Word promises not to return void. To purchase the book go to: http://www.kimberlychastain.com/abcbook.htm.

Article – Prince of Peace

In Isaiah 9:6 we are told that one of the names of the Messiah will be Prince of Peace. I am struck by the fact that deep down everyone wants peace. I remember my husband telling the story that all his father wanted for Christmas was peace and quiet. I think as busy parents we can all relate to that sentiment.

All over the world there is a lack of peace. There has been since the beginning of time. The first murder ever recorded was brother killing brother. Yet, true peace will never come through war, presidents, peace treaties, etc. True peace will only come when individuals repent of their sins and surrender their lives to the Lordship of Christ. Peace on earth happens when peace in individuals has been realized. When we are utterly transformed by the gospel we want to share the Good News not kill and fight others who do not accept the gospel.

During this Christmas season people will attempt to find peace in spending lots of money on presents. After the wrapping paper is long gone and we have eaten all those lovely cookies; there will still be a God shape void and emptiness that cannot be filled with stuff or people.

I’m so thankful the Prince of Peace was born over 2,000 years ago and lives today. The most precious and expensive gift ever given was Christ becoming a man and humbling himself as a servant. Some of the last words he spoke to the disciples were recorded in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”

In the hustle and bustle of Christmas I have already received the greatest gift of all, my Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. His presence is something that can never be taken from me and is constantly with me. The Prince of Peace lives in my heart and my entire being.

So, when we sing the Hallelujah chorus from the Messiah this Christmas I’m eternally grateful for the Prince of Peace. He reigns on High. He has won the battle. He is the best gift I have ever received and I can’t wait to spend eternity praising Him.

Final Thoughts

Teaching our children to be thankful should be a year round attitude not just at Thanksgiving and Christmas. At the dinner table or when you are saying prayers at night ask your children what they are thankful for. Teach them the attitude of gratitude.
If I don’t “see” you till next year Have a Happy New Year as well.

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.