Christian Working Mom Interview May
Online Bible Study
I don’t know about where you live,
but my children are out of school this week. Where
did the school year go? It always seems to fly by.
I’m not ready for my children to go to the next
grade, but I don’t think I have a choice. Hope
all you 1300+ CWM’s are doing well and are having
special moments with your children. Each day more
and more CWM’s join our community. I have said
it before and will say it again, you are not alone.
Do you sometimes read a book about how
to pray and feel like for some reason it just doesn’t
work for you? We actually have temperaments in our
devotional life. Gary Thomas in Sacred Pathways list
nine distinct spiritual temperaments and how they
can affect your spiritual walk. To find out more,
Please visit the CWM Blog at http://christianworkingmoms.blogspot.com.
We have had several people post questions. One was
about taking children into “big church”
with you or going to the nursery. Also, we had a question
about how the church sees Working Moms. Please come
support your sisters in Christ. We can all learn and
grow from one another.
Online Bible Study
You won’t believe it, but I finally
posted lesson 5 on the CWM Bible Study. The topic
of this lesson is, “Are you putting on new clothes
daily?” I am not talking about a shopping spree.
You can check it out at http://kimberlychastain.com/discussCWMU.
Please post your answers. After I have read them,
they will be posted to the discussion board for everyone
to read. Unfortunately, I had to add that step to
prevent the porn postings. Please share your thoughts.
Kathy is a married 47 year old CWM who
lives in the United States.
She has a daughter age 28. Kathy wears many hats.
Her jobs include the following: cleaning houses, working
at a computer store as an office manager and working
at a wedding facility. Kathy wasn’t sure whether
to participate in the CWM Interview, but I encouraged
her to do so. We can learn so much from women who
have walked the road before us.
Kathy lists the following joys of being
a CWM: I believe that God gives every one of us certain
gifts, talents, and abilities and I am SO thankful
that I finally realize that the things I enjoy are
the gifts He gave me. I, unfortunately, don’t
have all that many Christians in my work but I am
being shown, daily, that everyone deserves love and
understanding. I thank God for the people that he
brings into my life and finally value the lessons
learned along the way.
Kathy shares the struggles in being
a CWM: Well, for me, I think the biggest struggle
is dealing with the fact that there is always someone
waiting and watching , maybe even hoping, that I will
mess up (be human) so they can use it as an excuse
for why they aren’t Christians. I also find
it a struggle to not get consumed and obsessively
involved with people and situations that displease
God. I want to be liked and I want to have friends
but that doesn’t mean I have to try so hard
to “fit in” that I look like a foolish
hypocrite. I want to focus on pleasing God. I want
to not care what others think of me… however,
I haven’t quite mastered that yet. Since I’m
not around too many Christians, I find myself trying
to be someone I’m not, someone I don’t
even like, someone that makes me feel ashamed, just
so I’m not the outsider. It is SO hard to be
positive and strong when you are surrounded by weak,
negative, doubtful people.
Kathy’s favorite Bible verse is:
Philippians 4:13. I can do all things through Christ
who strengthens me.
Kathy shares that God is teaching her
to wait. He is teaching me to be patient. He is teaching
me that things are answered and fulfilled in HIS time…
not mine. I was always a real control freak. God took
that from me and taught me that He is in control,
not me. That was a tough, tough, lesson. Now He is
teaching me that I need to slow down and wait on HIM.
I believe that is His way of testing my faith. I am
grateful for that though. I mean, He knows what he’s
doing. I can trust and depend on Him. He is true to
his word and He will NEVER leave or forsake me. AMEN.
Kathy shares the following words of
encouragement for other Christian Working Moms: Don’t
get discouraged. Just hang on and trust God to work
in your life. Don’t let the greed and lust for
money cause you to lose sight of what is important.
Kathy also wanted to say, “thank
you.” It is so comforting to hear the words
of encouragement that you give. It is SO nice to know
that there are other women out there with the same
beliefs, doubts, and worries that I have. We are alien
to this world if we are with Christ but we are not
Kathy thank you for sharing your honest
struggles and encouraging us to trust God no matter
what. We should never grow weary of hearing that advice.
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
For a free, initial coaching session send an email