Christian Working Mom Interview 2008
Blog/Online Bible Study
CWM Coaching Tips
Easter comes early this year. A wonderful
way to share the Easter story with your children and
friends of your children is the Resurrection Eggs.
Each egg tells a different part of the Easter story
and the last egg is empty to signify the empty tomb.
To find our more about Resurrection Eggs, click
Did you have a good Valentine’s
Day? Are you over your sugar high?
One thing about being a CWM is learning to be flexible.
Today, I was supposed to go with my son on a field
trip, but he is home sick. We are headed to the doctor
shortly. (He is sleeping right now!) I don’t
know about at your house, but we can’t seem
to stay well at our house this winter.
We are having a wonderful response to
prayer partners and I hope everyone who has a prayer
partner is enjoying getting to know a fellow sister
in Christ. I have another CWM who would like a prayer
partner. So, if you are interested in a prayer partner,
send an email to Kimberly@kimberlychastain.com
with prayer partner in the subject heading. As soon,
as I have a match I will send you another CWMs email
address and you can contact one another.
Blog/Online Bible Study
We have a lot of women visiting the
CWM blog and few women posting. I have several blogs
I visit and don’t post either. We can learn
so much from one another if you do post. So, take
some time to visit the CWM Blog and post a comment.
You can find the CWM Blog at http://christianworkingmoms.blogspot.com
Lesson 9 is up on the Online Bible Study.
You can find out more by going to http://cwmbiblestudy.blogspot.com
CWM Coaching Tips
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Michelle thanks for your willingness
to share with the CWM community. Michelle is a 35
year old CWM who lives in the US.
She has been married for 12 years and has two boys
ages 8 and 9.
She is currently a nursing student and almost finished
with her program. She works at a hospital as an extern
1 day a week.
Michelle shares the following joys of
being a CWM: I am building my faith in God to take
care of my children while I am not there. My family
is becoming a real team, with everyone having to help
with chores and responsibilities, my children are
learning goal setting, perseverance, and sacrifice
by my example, I am making friends in unfamiliar circles
that I would not have otherwise had exposure to expanding
my witness for Jesus, I will be helping my family
become debt free,
Michelle struggles with: not being the
perfect mom, spouse, housekeeper, church volunteer.
I struggle with accepting my limits, telling others
no, and accepting areas of mediocrity like piles of
laundry, dinner out of boxes, not being able to give
more time to homework, not volunteering at the boys
Her favorite Bible verse is: Now to
him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we
ask or imagine, according to his power that is at
work within us." Ephesians 3:20
God is teaching Michelle how to let
go of my controlling nature and allow God to do his
job of meeting our needs and protecting my children
from evil influences where I can’t. I am learning
that all things work for the good of those who love
God, and that just because something is not in my
control, doesn’t mean it’s out of God’s
Michelle offers these words of Encouragement
to our Christian Working Moms community: God loves
you, and he loves your husband and your children even
more than you do and your being a working mom doesn’t
change that. He will not let your family go, he doesn’t
need us to live a certain way in order to fulfill
his promises of care and sustenance. God is there,
and the greater our need for his support, the greater
he can show his power to uphold those who love him.
Michelle also encourages us to prioritize,
focus on 3 or 4 things that really matter –
things that will matter in 10 years, and quit feeling
guilty about the rest.
I think most of us have the same struggles
as Michelle. We know God is in control, yet we want
to control as well. God loves to work in our lives
when it seems there is no way out, that is when he
does his best work and it is all for his glory.
Till next time,
Kimberly M. Chastain