June 2014 Pearls of Encouragement for CWMs
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Article – What will you pass down to future generations?
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The Voices of Christian Working Moms

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Author Kimberly Chastain

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In June we celebrate Fathers. I think as Moms we often don’t feel appreciated or that we are respected, but the media truly respects even fathers less. We often see fathers portrayed as idiots or buffoons in TV and movies. We hear women who say I want to have a baby, but don’t need a man. I just need a man to donate the sperm and then I will be fine, don’t need him anymore. Fathers are important in children’s lives. Our Heavenly Father put a huge emphasis on mothers and fathers in Scripture. He made sure our Savior would have a loving father and mother committed to Him. If you are a single parent, please don’t hear this as criticism. God is sovereign in everything in our lives. He can provide for our needs. Take time to let a father know how much you appreciate him, it may be your own Dad, your husband, or someone you admire at church who faithfully serves his family. Can we commit as Christian women to be an encourager of men and lift them up not tear them down?

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Did you know we have a CWM group on Facebook? You can find it here:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/66430776618/. I have neglected it over the years. From now on I will post the article of the month and I would love for people to interact with one another about the article. Feel free to post questions, prayer concerns, etc. Let’s support one another.

Article – What will you pass down to future generations?

I have been on www.ancestry.com trying to find out more about my ancestors. I have found some interesting facts. I’m from Kentucky and my great grandfather was named Daniel Boone Garland. I can only assume he was named after Daniel Boone, a great pioneer that explored Kentucky. This made me want to put on a coonskin hat (Sorry, for you that are not familiar with Daniel Boone!!) I’m also hearing some good and not so good stories from my Mom. In all our families there are family secrets that lurk below the surface. Sometimes we want to know the details and sometimes we prefer to be ignorant.

The Bible is clear that we have a responsibility to future generations. Listen to Psalm 145:4, “One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.” When the Jews celebrated the Passover one of the purposes was to remind each generation of God’s faithfulness in the Exodus and the beginning of the nation of Israel. To this day Jews tell the story to the next generation.

What are we passing on to the next generation and the generations that come after us? One of my biggest concerns is I see each generation becoming less faithful to God and less knowledgeable about the Bible. Christians can be easily led astray if they do not know Scripture well enough to know when they are being taught error. A little error in our generation can become tremendous error in future generations.

When I was growing up my public school teachers could read us Bible stories till that was stopped. Now, so many people literally have never heard of God and the Bible. So, we who are Christians have to be vigilant and diligent to make sure our children know God’s Word and also how we live as Christians. We are increasingly becoming the minority. We are seen as different and weird.

When your great grandchildren are looking up their ancestors, what will be said of us? Will they hear stories of faithful Christians who proclaimed God’s faithfulness, sovereignty, love, and many more attributes to the next generation? Will our children and our children’s children be faithful to God’s Word no matter the cost? God’s desire is for us to proclaim His glory to everyone and most importantly to our family.

Final Thoughts

This idea of telling the next generation is very important to me. Soon you will hear about an Ebook I have written to tell children about the many attributes of God. Truly, there is nothing more important than passing on God’s truth to the next generation.

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.