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Article – Happy Mother’s Day
Hello everyone. Are you having a wonderful
spring (depending where you live)? When I see the
wonderful world our God made I sometimes wonder how
anyone could deny there is a God. You won’t
believe it, but there are over 1,300 CWM’s in
our newsletter community and over 1,400 have filled
out the CWM survey. You are not alone in your work
as a CWM. We all stand with you. Again, if you have
not filled out the CWM survey go to www.christianworkingmom.com
and click on survey on the home page.
Do you enjoy some of the old hymns of
the Christian faith? Avalon has a new CD entitled,
Faith, a Hymns Collection CD. Avalon has put different
music to the traditional hymns. I have embarrassed
myself many times singing at the top of my lungs at
the stoplight (alone in my car). If you want to check
it out, you can find it by clicking
Please visit the CWM blog at http://christianworkingmoms.blogspot.com.
One CWM asked what devotional book you use. So, please
visit the blog and post your answers. As always you
can start a discussion in the Open Comment section.
Online Bible Study
Our Online Bible Study is found at http://kimberlychastain.com/discussCWMU.
There are four lessons posted and you can complete
the Bible Study and post your answers. I keep promising
you a new lesson and I will try to do that within
the month. You can visit the CWM blog and I will post
when a new lesson has been posted.
One of the most important things we
can do as Christian Moms is to pray for our children.
Do you find yourself saying the same prayers for your
children? You may want to read Stormie Omartian’s
book, The Power of a Praying Parent. She gives you
a list of 30 specific things to pray for and about
your children. To find out more, click here.
Article – Happy Mother’s
May I be one of the first to wish you
a Happy Mother’s Day. I know we all have different
expectations for the day. My prayer is your children
truly let you know how much you are appreciated.
As Christian Working Moms we have many
roles. We are Moms, workers, possibly spouses, daughters,
church workers, community helpers, volunteer coaches,
and the list could go on and on. Yet, being a Mom
is an extremely special and sometimes frustrating
job. Do you realize your work as a Mom has eternal
value? Do you know how much God values what you do
for your children?
Let’s look at some scripture to
see how God sees your work as a Mom. Matthew 25:40
says, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did
for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you
did for me.” Children in bible times were often
considered unimportant and would certainly rank as
the least. The Bible is telling us when we take care
of our children it is as if we were doing it for Jesus.
Does that change how you see your daily drudgery of
diapers, car pools, meals, laundry, and I could go
on and on. Our children are on loan from God and when
we take care of them we are ministering his love and
care with earthly hands. We are doing holy work in
our daily tasks.
In Proverbs 31, a wonderful chapter
about a Godly woman and may I add a working Mom, verse
28 says, “her children arise and call her blessed.”
The answer to why they call her blessed is found in
verse 30, “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is
fleeting: but a woman who fears the Lord is to be
praised.” This Mom had her priorities in order
and the first was to fear her Lord. When she did that
everything fell into place.
Fellow CWM’s you are serving God
everyday in your workplace and in your home. When
your children see you pray in the good times and bad;
they are seeing that your trust is in God alone. When
you patiently listen to their problems you are showing
God’s love and care for them. When you correct
and discipline them you are showing that a loving
God chastens us when we sin.
As many of you know I am also a Marriage
and Family Therapist. I have seen over and over again
a person’s view of God is often based on their
parents. If a person had abusive parents, they see
God as a God who is waiting to zap or punish them.
The reverse is true, if their parents loved and cared
for them they know they can trust God to take care
of them. Every small thing you do for your child each
day is helping them and you are also helping them
in their view of God.
When I read comments you all have left
on surveys or the CWM blog I am in awe of all you
do. You all are hard working and truly trying to serve
God. Thank you for all you do for your children. You
are a Mom with lots of hats to wear, yet as a CWM
you know that pointing your children to Christ is
the most important thing you can ever do.
So, if you have a great Mother’s Day or a disappointing
one please allow me to thank you and say God sees
all you do. God says, “when you have done it
to the least of these, you have done it to me.”
You are not just taking care of your children you
are showing God your love for all he has done for
My prayer is you will see how your every
day tasks of loving your children has eternal significance.
Don’t you just love the homemade
Mother’s Day presents the best? All of mine
are in a box to treasure for years to come.
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