July 2009 CWM Interview
Welcome
Blog/Online Bible Study
CWM Coaching Tips
Interview
Final Thoughts
Welcome

Wow – where has the summer gone? Do you still have things you want to do with your children? Try to get them done before school starts back for those of you with children in school. A big virtual hug to all the new CWM sisters in our community. Check out www.christianworkingmom.com for all the many ways we can support one another. Would you believe over 2,200 CWMs have filled out the survey and more complete it every day. To find out the results of the survey, click the banner below. The results are shared in my new book “The Voices of Christian Working Moms”. Enjoy the interview from Lisa this month.

Voices of Christian Working Moms

Blog/Online Bible Study

Come visit us at the CWM blog at http://christianworkingmoms.blogspot.com. Share your questions and wisdom with other CWMs. My goal once school starts is to post more Bible studies at our online Bible study. You can find that at http://cwmbiblestudy.blogspot.com.

CWM Coaching Tips

Need a daily pick me up from Scripture? Then, have a CWM Coaching tip emailed to you daily. To find out more go to: www.christianworkingmom.com/cwmtips.htm.

Interview

Lisa is a 28 year old married CWM who lives in the United States. She has a daughter age 5. Lisa is an Operations Coordinator.

Lisa shares one of the biggest joys in being a CWM is helping my husband with our household income. My job seems like a mission field in a very secular world and our daughter is also at a public school.

Lisa struggles as a CWM with: feeling guilt, fatigue, not enough of her to go around, finding balance and being able to work in quality time.

Lisa’s favorite passage of scripture is Proverbs 31:10-31, A Wife of Noble Character.

God has been teaching Lisa to love the unlovely, share God's love with the not so lovely and that I have to rely on Him for everything because I can't do it by myself. Trust God's plan for our family and be confident where God's placed us.

I love when CWMs encourage one another and Lisa shares the following: It doesn't matter if other families have one person working or home school. God calls different families to do different things. Even if it doesn't seem like you make a difference for the kingdom, but Christian women do stand out, even if all the other people notice is something is different.

Lisa closes by saying I recently admitted on my blog that I love working. I felt very guilty about liking to work, but I have received a few emails thanking me for being brave to put that out there. You are not alone!

Thanks Lisa for speaking what women are afraid to say that we may actually like working. I appreciate you taking time to share today.

Final Thoughts

Look for divine appointments every day. There have been two instances recently in my life where God had me at a place I didn’t think I would need to be in my day and He used that time for me to offer encouragement to others. God can use you to bless someone else. Keep your eyes open for those opportunities.

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.