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

I hope you are having a wonderful spring. We have had some warm weather and it has been wonderful. For those of you who are new to the CWM community every month we interview a CWM and learn from one another. I am always fascinated by what different jobs CWMs hold. My prayer for all of us is to trust God in all things.

Blog/Online Bible Study

Please check out the CWM blog at http://christianworkingmoms.blogspot.com. One of our CWMs suggested we post job openings we know about for CWMs who have recently lost their jobs. I’m trying to figure out the best way to manage postings. I think it is a wonderful idea. If you have any ideas on how to organize this please let me know or post on the blog. You can find the Online Bible Study at http://cwmbiblestudy.blogspot.com. Please join as CWMs support and encourage one another.

CWM Coaching Tips

Do you find it hard to spend time in God’s Word? Would you like to study the Bible more in-depth? Then, CWM Coaching tips are for you. You will have a tip emailed to you daily. You will have the opportunity to memorize one Bible verse a week. To find out more to go: http://www.kimberlychastain.com/cwmtips.htm.

Interview

I appreciate Linda and her taking the time to be interviewed this month. Linda is a 41 year old married CWM who lives in the United States. She has a son age 12 and a daughter age 8. Linda is a teacher’s aide.

She shares the following joys in being a CWM: being able to get out of the house and interact with adults. This is a double blessing for me because I work at a Christian school so all of my co-workers are Christians. Don’t get me wrong, I work because I have to but I’m so thankful that I get to go to a job that I love and work with some really great Christian women.

Linda struggles with not being able to be as involved at her children’s school as she would like to be and of course the daily struggle of trying to get everything done.

Her favorite verse is: Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God is in your midst, a victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.

God is teaching Linda that being His child is not hard. I waste so much time and energy trying to figure out what He is doing in my life. I’m always trying so hard to “do” the right thing and I stress so much about should I do this or should I do that. Right now He is teaching me to rest in Him.

Linda’s offers this encouragement for other Christian Working Moms: When we choose to work outside the home it is because God has put that need or desire in us. He knows more than we do what our families need to become all that He wants them to be. I believe unless we are living outside of His word we are in His will. So we working moms shouldn’t feel guilty (as if that were possible) but trust that whatever our circumstances may be, we are exactly where we are supposed to be.

Linda thanks for your words of wisdom. I love the verse in Zephaniah. The verse paints a wonderful picture.

Final Thoughts

Easter is coming soon and we will celebrate our risen Savior. I have shared with you for several years now The Resurrection Eggs. Each egg has an item in it that helps to tell the Easter Story. The last egg is empty to represent the empty tomb. This is a great tool for younger children. Even now that my children are older they still like the Resurrection Eggs. To find out more, click here.

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.