March 2010 CWM Interview
CWM Coaching Tips
Blog/Online Bible Study
May I be one of the first to
wish you a Happy Easter!! May this Easter
you have time to reflect on the resurrection
of our Lord Jesus Christ. We serve a living
Savior. Praise God! My prayer is for your
children amidst the Easter egg baskets and
candy they too learn why we celebrate Easter.
I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity
to visit your email box twice a month. I count
it as a privilege and honor. God gave me the
passion for CWMs and He keeps it going. May
you know you are appreciated by your heavenly
Father for how you minister in your homes
and work place.
There have been a few updates
to the CWM website. So, when you get a chance
take a look at www.christianworkingmom.com.
One thing I added was a Statement of Faith,
so you would clearly know where I stand.
CWM Coaching Tips
As a young CWM and now an older
one I often have struggled with finding time
for a daily quiet time and really digging
into God’s Word. So, I designed CWM
Coaching Tips that are emailed to you daily.
You will find a Bible verse to memorize weekly
and encouragement in your walk with the Lord.
To find out more go to www.christianworkingmom.com/cwmtips.htm.
CWM Blog/Online Bible Study
The CWM blog can be found at
Please share how you celebrate Easter. I would
love to hear, in particular, from our international
CWMs as well. A new online Bible study was
added for the month of March. You can find
it at http://cwmbiblestudy.blogspot.com.
Please study with us and post your answers.
I appreciate Amy taking time
from her busy schedule to be interviewed today.
Amy is a 36 year old married CWM of 3 boys
ages: 6,3, and 1. (I bet it is a bit active
at her house.) Amy works as an IT applications
delivery lead person.
Amy shares these joys as a CWM:
She states her cup runneth over! Amy says
I am grateful for the life foundation and
comfort that comes from being a person of
faith. She says I am so blessed – I
have so many outlets and opportunities for
all my energy. She also shares there are many
sources of fulfillment and joy in her life.
Amy shares that her struggles
are not unique to being Christian or working
or mothering – don’t all lives
go through busier or more challenging phases
and then calmer or more boring phases? There
might be more guilt involved now that I’m
a parent. Even during my most grueling and/or
challenging projects before children, I never
felt any guilt that I was cheating on some
other part of my life, only frustration or
stress or burnout.
Amy’s favorite Bible Verse
is the one about turning all your worries
over to Jesus. (I wonder if you thinking of,
“Cast all your anxiety on Him for He
cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7). I do take
comfort from Ecclesiastes ‘there is
no new thing under the sun’ .
Amy shares words of encouragement
for other Christian Working Moms who struggle
with working outside the home: God never said
that it is wrong to work, or that good mothers
stay home. I have looked and looked for evidence
that He did, because I would obey! But I cannot
find this evidence. I try to shut out the
strong sense that I am doing wrong by leaving
the house during the day, and remember that
the sense comes from earthly influences only.
Strong and pervasive influences, but worldly
Thanks Amy for your words of
wisdom. Often, we have a difficult time discerning
if the voices or feelings we experience are
from God or the world. One of the best ways
to know for sure is to check Scripture. God’s
Word is truth and is our basis for living.
After listening to Amy I’m
reminded of the verse: “We destroy arguments
and every lofty opinion raised against the
knowledge of God, and take every thought captive
to obey Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5.
All our thoughts, actions, and feelings need
to be under the control of Christ.
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
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