May 2009 CWM Interview
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Depending on where you live
you might be getting near to the end of the
school year. For my family we are definitely
ready for the year to end. My son is pretty
much just having fun at school. My daughter
has one project after another. Also, it seems
we have something every night of the week.
I’m ready for a more relaxed schedule.
Welcome to all our new CWM sisters. There
are 1300 women and counting who are serving
God at work and home just like you. What a
neat group of women you are.
Have you learned in your life
that God’s timing is not your timing?
I certainly have. The special announcement
is coming soon, but as with many things in
life they are not always on schedule. So,
stay tuned and my hope is you will definitely
hear no later than the end of June.
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I appreciate Hope taking the
time to be interviewed this month. We can
learn a lot from her. Hope is a 42 year old
CWM who lives in the United States. She and
her husband are both realtors. This is the
second marriage for both of them. The have
girls ages 21 and 18 and boys who are 19 and
13. The two oldest are away at college. The
18 year old girl lives with them and the 13
year old boy lives mostly with his mother.
Hope shares how it is scary
times for her and her husband basing their
income on 100% commission. Also, Hope has
been taking care of her parents more who live
3 hours away.
Hope share the following joys
of being a CWM:
1. Living so other can see “regular”
people live Christian lives. (Sometimes I
think people, even Christians don’t
think they can actually live a Christian life.)
2. By having faith I can show other people,
especially my kids and other young people,
that I have triumphs and struggles, but the
big thing is that I have Jesus Christ to share
those with and that makes a HUGE difference.
Hope struggles with maintaining
balance and remembering “that the main
thing is to keep the main thing the main thing”
(a tricky quote that is used at our church
a lot). I feel some women think that “being
Christian” will just add to their load—but
it really doesn’t. On the surface it
might seem that way but down deep it actually
lightens your load.
Hope shares that her favorite
Bible verse changes according to my day or
week or even the minute! There is Scripture
to comfort, sustain and guide us no matter
what is happening! But one of my favorites
is Psalm 25:4-5 which says “Show me
your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide
me in your truth and teach me, for you are
God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day
God is teaching Hope patience
and trust. Both of those are very hard for
me, especially patience. Our world is very
fast paced and when something doesn’t
happen in an instant, it seems as if everything
else is thrown off kilter. I’m also
learning that I have to trust in God above
all else, even above myself—a difficult
lesson. But the more I “let go and let
God” the easier it gets. I’m not
totally there by a long shot, but I work at
Hope offers these words of encouragement
for other CWMs:
No matter how hard it is, find two times EVERY
day that you can spend one with God and a
separate one with yourself. Let something
else go and make these two times a priority.
Commit to doing that no matter what and everything
else will fall into place. If we don’t
take care of ourselves, how can we take care
of everyone else? Women are nurturers and
we have to nurture our relationship with our
God and with ourselves.
Hope has also learned with all
of our income being from real estate, which
is 100% commission, we absolutely have our
trust in God and He always provides perhaps
not how or what or when we think He should,
but He does so in His time, in His way and
for His purpose.
Hope one thing I have learned
about CWMs is often we do not make ourselves
or time alone with God a priority. You are
so right about setting aside that time daily.
Thanks for your words of wisdom.
Have fun with your children.
Do something wild and crazy over the summer.
You will create precious memories.
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.
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