May Pearls of Encouragement for Christian Working Mom

Welcome
Blog Comments
Article – Thank you for your Holy Work
Final Thoughts

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Welcome

I hope everyone is surviving the end of the school year. My children will be out of school in three weeks, where did the year go? Thanks so much for continuing to fill out the Christian Working Mom Survey. We are now at 900 surveys completed on our way to 1,000 or more!! If you have not filled out the survey, you can go to www.christianworkingmom.com and click on Survey on the home page.
Also, thanks for those of you who were willing to be interviewed. You helped me out a lot. Stay tuned for the interview this month and see the new questions that have been added.

Blog Comments

We have had some really good discussion on the Blog lately. We have discussed criticism of being a working Mom, are you in the job you thought you would be from your dreams as a child, and many other good topics. Feel free to answer the following post: What is the best present you ever got on Mother’s Day and what would you like to get? As always you can also start new conversations. Come support one another. You can access the blog at http://kimberlychastain.com/my-journal.

Article – Thank You for your Holy work

I want you all to know you are my heroes. When I was reading the Typical Day posts on the blog, I was exhausted. I know you all work hard, but I could appreciate you even more after hearing about your day. One of the points that came streaming through was making time for your children at the expense of your own needs and even sleep.

I want to challenge you today to see your work with your children as holy work. God chose you specifically to be the mother to your children, no one else. He decided you would be the “perfect” mother for your children. Pretty amazing and scary at the same time, isn’t it? When you take care of your children, you are taking care of God’s children that he entrusted you with during this time. You are showing God’s love to them when: you stay up late with a sick child who continues to throw up and you hold their head, when you sit with a teenager who had their first break-up, when you care for a child who loses a pet, and when you do the normal day to day care of a child. You are doing holy work in taking care of your children.

So, today I want to say a big Thank you for all you do. You work at home and you work outside of the home. You love your children even when they are unlovable. I want you to know no matter what the church or society says you are doing a wonderful job. Believe me, I know it doesn’t always feel that way.

When I talk about motherhood as holy work, one of the most important things we do is point our children to their heavenly Father. Our children need to see us seeking God’s wisdom and not the world’s. No matter what we do, we want to create homes where there was never a day that our children did not know Jesus and what he has done for them. I love to see when my children understand Godly principles. One day when I’m not here (hopefully, that will be a long time from now) my children will not have me, but they will have God and his faithfulness that is unchanging.

So, I salute you fellow Christian Working Moms. You are wonderful, children of God who day in and day out show Christ love to your children, your family, your co-workers, and the world around you. Thank you. I want to be the first one to wish you a Blessed Mother’s Day and may you celebrate by getting some rest.

Final Comments

Did you ever think being a Mom could be so much fun, so tiring, and so inspiring? I don’t know about you, but I don’t think you can ever prepare for being a Mom, it is constant on the job training. I’m thankful my heavenly Father is always there and at work in my lives and my children’s lives.

Till next time,

Kimberly Chastain
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Kimberly Chastain, MS, LMFT is the Christian Working Mom Coach and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is the author of 2 ebooks and founder of CWMU. For more information, you can visit www.christianworkingmom.com.To find out about a free, initial coaching session send an email to Kimberly@kimberlychastain.com.