Pearls of Encouragement for Christian Working Moms
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Article – Are You Polluted?
Summer is flying by. Can you believe
it is July all ready? I’m always amazed how
God has brought all of us CWM’s together from
all over the world. I can’t wait to meet you
in person one day in heaven. For now, we can meet
By the time you receive this newsletter there will
be nearly 1,400 fellow CWM’s supporting and
encouraging you. Feel free to tell a friend and encourage
her to fill out the CWM survey at www.christianworkingmom.com.
Click on survey on the home page. Over 1,500 women
have filled out the survey. Enjoy your summer.
One more thing when I ask for your help
you all respond overwhelming. Thanks so much for all
of you willing to be interviewed. We will have many
fascinating interviews for months to come. You all
John MacArthur has recently written
a book called, “The Truth War: Fighting
for Certainty in a Age of Deception.” This book
is closely related to some of the points in the article
today. You can find his book here.
I would say I average one email monthly
or more asking a question about where in the Bible
does it say women cannot work outside the home. I
often reply it does not. I finally wrote a rather
lengthy article about the subject. The link to the
article is now posted on the home page and on the
Free Article Page. The article is entitled, “What
does the Bible Say About Christian Working Moms?”
Once I began writing I could not stop. I dare say
I probably left something out. I would appreciate
any comments you may have. I will post a heading on
the CWM Blog for comments on the article. Feel free
to use the article in its entirety.
I know you all are busy, but when you
get a chance visit the CWM Blog at http://christianworkingmoms.blogspot.com.
Often people will post questions in the Open Comment
Section and want some advice or support. Also, like
I said above feel free to comment on the new article.
The Online Bible Study has 5 lessons posted and can
be found at http://kimberlychastain.com/discussCWMU.
Please feel free to email me if you have any questions
Article – Are You Polluted?
No, I’m not talking about greenhouse
gases or if you are drunk. So, what am I talking about?
Recently, I have been reading in James and a verse
stopped me in my tracks. James 1:27, in the end of
the verse says, “Keep oneself from being polluted
by the world.” Another version reads, keeps
oneself unstained from the world. Do you feel polluted
by the world? I certainly do. We are bombarded daily
by messages about the world’s way: greed, watch
out for #1, don’t let anyone walk all over you,
and make sure your children are the fastest, smartest,
We also have to have the best of everything. I think
it is much easier to be polluted by the world than
to stay unpolluted.
So, how do we begin to become unpolluted
by the world? How do we become unstained? Here are
a few humble suggestions:
1. We need to affirm and believe in
absolute truth. The world keeps telling
us there is no absolute truth. The Bible is true and
has been for centuries.
God’s word never changes.
2. We need to study the Bible and know
it, so we can recognize untruth
when we see it and hear it.
3. We have to be discerning listeners.
In our Post modern world, people
are good at sharing a small piece of truth and then
adding their own
untruths. We need to listen to the whole argument
and dissect word
4. We need to pray for wisdom. James 1:5 says, “If
any of you lacks
wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to
finding fault and it will be given to him.”
If something does not seem
right pray to God and ask him for wisdom about the
5. We need to daily put on the armor of God discussed
in Ephesians 6.
We are in a serious battle for truth in our world.
6. Are we trying to live out God’s
values or the world’s values?
7. Are we teaching our children that
we as Christians are different
and we make different choices in the movies we watch,
we watch, and music we listen to?
8. We need to keep our eyes focused
on God, the author and
perfector of our faith. The more time we spend with
more we will recognize pollution in our lives.
9. Do we daily ask forgiveness of sins
and get cleansed of the
pollution in our lives?
10. We are not in this battle alone,
but we must access the power
we have through the Holy Spirit, our comforter.
Finally, I think we have to be proactive
in keeping from being polluted. We have to ask God
for help, direction, and wisdom. We have to know the
Bible in order to recognize untruth. May we all consciously
seek God’s help in staying unpolluted and unstained.
Do you realize when your children argue
they are learning to resolve conflict for now and
for the future? So, we don’t need to rush in
and solve their disputes too quickly. I should know,
I have been listening to an argument between my two
children the whole time I was writing this issue.
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 2 ebooks
and an online Bible study. You can find more information
For a free, initial coaching session send an email