Christian Working Mom Interview for
Is your summer flying by as quickly as mine?
We start school early where I live and we only have
a couple more weeks. I haven’t even done the
back to school shopping for supplies, yet. You all
are so wonderful in filling out the Christian Working
Mom Survey; we now have over 1,030 surveys completed.
Amazing!! God certainly had bigger designs for this
survey than I did in the beginning. So, again if you
would like to fill out the survey go to http://www.christianworkingmom.com
and click on Survey on the home page. Thanks again
for all your help. You all are terrific!!
It is getting kind of lonely on the blog. I know everyone
is busy with their summer plans. Two recent posts
on the blog are: Have you ever had a work situation
that has compromised your Christian beliefs or is
unethical and do you have any traditions for going
back to school? You can always start a new comment
as well. Come visit, so I don’t end up talking
to myself. The link is http://kimberlychastain.com/my-journal.
Denise is a 40 year old CWM. She has
been married for 18 years and has a son age 17 and
a daughter age 14. Denise is an Entrepreneurial Coach.
Denise shares the following joys of
being a CWM: I was a stay-at-home mother while my
children were very young and loved every minute of
it. As my children got older, they demanded less and
less of my time. The Entrepreneur’s Source allows
me to enjoy all of those life experiences that I’m
not willing to give up, utilizes the talents and experiences
that my husband and I possess and allows me to help
other people to find businesses that meet their goals,
needs and expectations, just as I’ve found mine.
- My schedule flexibility allows me to be home when
my children leave for school and again when they return
home. I never have to miss a church or school event
due to a work-related scheduling conflict.
- Involving my children in our family-owned business
allows them to gain valuable insight into the business
world: the value of delivering a good product at a
fair price, the value of honesty, and the need to
always endeavor to be within God’s will for
List the struggles of being a Christian
Working Mom: The same things that any other Christian
struggles with: worrying about things that don’t
need to be worried about, trying to fix things that
God’s already fixed, representing my faith as
I should. There’s no doubt that Christians are
held to a different standard than non-Christians,
and they should be – if the world can’t
see a difference in us than what good is our testimony.
Denise’s Favorite Bible Verse
is: Today, its Deuteronomy 20: 3&4,”He shall
say: “Hear, O Israel, today you are going into
battle against your enemies. Do not be fainthearted
or afraid; do not be terrified or give way to panic
before them. For the Lord your God is the one who
goes with you to fight for you against your enemies
to give you victory.” But ask me next week and
it will probably be something different. It tends
to change according to what study I’m working
on or what chapters I read earlier that morning.
Denise says God is teaching her the
following: He is with me at all times. I’m here
to worship and to serve him. He is in control even
when I don’t see it. He doesn’t need me
to fix everything. He gave me breath.
Denise offers the following words of
encouragement: Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
with all your soul and with all your mind. Make time
for daily study and devotionals (Kay Arthur and Beth
Moore are my personal favorites for Bible studies).
Network with other Christians.
Denise also shares anyone wanting information
on business ownership is welcome to visit her website
Denise thanks for reminding us that
God is in control and how we need to trust in him
at all times. Thanks for sharing today.
Till next time,
Kimberly Chastain, MS, LMFT is the Christian Working
Mom Coach and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
She is the founder of CWMU and author of 2 ebooks
that can be found at www.christianworkingmom.com.
For a free, initial coaching session send an email
with free coaching in the subject heading.