Christian Working Mom Interview for July
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Interview

Welcome

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!!

Blog Comments

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.

Interview

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 their lives.

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 www.TheEsource.com/DBrimmer/.

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

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 to Kimberly@kimberlychastain.com with free coaching in the subject heading.