Christian Working Mom Interview March 2008
Welcome
Blog/Online Bible Study
CWM Coaching Tips
Interview
Final Thoughts
Welcome

I hope you had a blessed Easter and were able to truly celebrate that we serve a living, risen Savior. Praise God!! The CWM community continues to grow every day. I’m thanking God that he is bringing sisters in Christ together from all over the world. May God use everyone of us to be a shining light where we work and in our homes.

Blog/Online Bible Study

Things have been a little quiet on the CWM Blog. Lots of you read the CWM Blog, but few post. Please take a risk and share with one another, so we can encourage each other as well. I just posted a question on the CWM Blog about Spring Break and summer vacations. You can find the CWM Blog at http://christianworkingmoms.blogspot.com. The Online Bible Study has several lessons posted. I hope to add a new lesson soon. You can find the Online Bible Study at http://cwmbiblestudy.blogspot.com.
You can start with any lesson and feel free to post your answers, so we can learn from one another.

CWM Coaching Tips

We continue to have women who have decided to grow in their spiritual walk. If you would like a tip each day to strengthen you and encourage you in your walk then go to: http://www.kimberlychastain.com/cwmtips.htm to find our more.

CWM Interview

I appreciate Emily being willing to share with us this month. Emily is a 31 year old married CWM who lives in the United States. She has a 3 year old daughter and a brand new baby girl. Emily is a probation officer.

Emily shares the following joys of being a CWM: cherishing every minute I spend with my daughters, being able to provide a private education for my oldest daughter, and feeling that I am able to be a better, more patient mother since I work during the day.

She struggles with: guilt about being there to fully raise my daughters, seeing my daughter cry and reach out for me when I leave her with her nanny, and seeing sadness in her eyes when I leave.

Emily’s favorite Bible verse is Psalm 62:5-7: “Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.”

God is teaching Emily the following: I wanted and still want to be a stay at home Mom, however, certain financial circumstances have prevented this. I believe God is trying to teach me to rely on Him for he knows what is best for my family and me. I know that God wants what is best for us. If he wants me to stay at home, then I need to be patient and it will happen.

Emily shares these encouraging words: Love your family and love God. Always keep him in your heart, he has an amazing way of helping you see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Thanks Emily for sharing. I love your favorite Bible verse. In Christ alone all our needs can be met. I hope you are getting some sleep these days with a precious new gift from God.

Final Thoughts

Remember to play with your children. We as Moms are so focused on what we have to get done and forget to just goof off with our children. As I write this the laundry is calling. I will try to goof off as well today.

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. To find out how to receive coaching tips by email daily, go to http://www.kimberlychastain.com/cwmtips.htm. You can find more information about Christian Working Moms at www.christianworkingmom.com For a free, initial coaching session send an email to free@kimberlychastain.com.