March 2007 Christian Working Mom Interview
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Welcome

Hello everyone! Has spring sprung where you live? I realize for some of you it could be a different season. We are having trees bud and allergies in full bloom. I know as CWM’s it is hard to get time for ourselves, but maybe a nice walk will energize you and allow you to enjoy God’s creation. Betsy thanks so much for taking time to be interviewed today.

Blog

Please remember to visit the CWM blog, when you get a chance. Often, people will post a question and want some support. So, let’s help one another. Please visit the blog and share your Easter traditions. You can find the CWM blog at http://christianworkingmoms.com.blogspot.com.

Online Bible Study

I wanted to let you know of a change being made to the Online Bible Study. We have had numerous porn posts, so I changed the settings that I have to review each post before it goes live. I will try and check a couple of times a day. So, don’t worry your post will be posted. I will just delete all the inappropriate ones. Now, that being said I’m going to be out of town a lot within the next few weeks and will not have computer access. So, if I don’t post your comment I promise I will get to it. You can find the Online Bible Study at http://kimberlychastain.com/discussCWMU.


Are you tired? One of the things I think all CWM’s could agree on is we are tired and at times overwhelmed. I read a book a few years ago that really changed my perspective. The book is entitled, “When Women Long for Rest”. This book will encourage you to rest in God. Click here for more information.

Interview

Betsy is a 30 year old married CWM who lives in the state of Texas in the United States. She has a daughter, named Madelynn who is 2 ½ years old and a son Zachary who is 1 year old. Betsy is a Property and Casualty Insurance Agent.

Betsy shares the following joys of being a Christian Working Mom:

I have more appreciation for the time I have with my kids.
My kids are learning early on the importance of sharing and obeying someone else’s rules besides just mine.
I have a place where I can interact with women who are in my shoes or have already been there.

Betsy shares the following struggles of being a Christian Working Mom:

When the kids are sick and you feel torn between work and home. (Been there this week, Betsy!!) Also, trying to juggle the balls of wife, mother, worker, and worshipper. Unfortunately, somewhere, somehow somebody’s ball gets dropped.

Betsy’s favorite Bible Verse is:
"Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:23"

Betsy is learning profound things from God right now. She shares that if I could do it all on my own, I wouldn’t need Him. That it is only when I turn all the “balls” I am juggling over to Him, that I will have my priorities straight. Being a born organizer/planner it is hard for me to just trust without worrying over everything from a big project at work to the kid’s wardrobe for the spring/summer season. But He is reminding me that He said “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, AND ALL THESE THINGS SHALL BE ADDED UNTO YOU.” He cares about all the things I care about. Even next season’s wardrobe!!

Betsy would like to encourage you fellow CWM to remember: He’s Already Provided!! Trust!! Sounds Simple yet, I am constantly coming back to that. Find a support group of other women. Their experience, comfort and prayers will do you a world of good.

Betsy also shares that she and her husband are a team. She shares that none of this would be possible without my husband. He helps in EVERY capacity around the house. From bathing kids, to mopping floors he is willing to do whatever. We work as a team and always have.

I appreciate you sharing Betsy and reminding us to trust God. He has been faithful in the past and will continue to do so in the future. How simple, yet very profound.

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 at www.christianworkingmom.com. For a free, initial coaching session send an email to free@kimberlychastain.com.