Pearls of Encouragement for CWMs May Edition
Happy Mother’s Day
Stay Tuned
Blog/Online Bible Study
Coaching Tips
Article – The Secret
Final Thoughts

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Happy Mother’s Day
I hope you have a wonderful Mother’s Day and you are celebrated in the way you deserve. Thank you for all you do and often is only seen by God. He appreciates how you are taking care of His children and glorifying Him in your love for them. I pray you know what eternal work you are doing while changing diapers, wiping runny noses, running to soccer games, and listening to teen angst.

CWM is now on Facebook. Go to www.facebook.com and search for Christian Working Mom group. You don’t need an invitation to join, just go ahead and sign up. It would be neat to actually see one another.


Stay Tuned
The special announcement I have been sharing is coming soon. Hopefully, within a few weeks at the most. So, stay tuned and look in your email box.


Blog/Online Bible Study
Please visit the CWM Blog at http://christianworkingmoms.blogspot.com and share the most unique Mother’s Day present you have received. Also, post comments on questions asked by other CWMs. I have posted a new CWM Bible study based on this month’s article. Feel free to join the online Bible study at http://cwmbiblestudy.blogspot.com.

Coaching Tips
Another way to celebrate you for Mother’s Day is to spend time in God’s Word. You can receive a daily devotional sent to your email box to encourage you in your walk with the Lord. To find out more go to: http://www.kimberlychastain.com/cwmtips.htm.


Article – The Secret
Recently a book was released called the Secret. As Christians we have had the secret all along. Listen to Philippians 4:11-13, “Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”

Because we have Christ in us and His power we truly can learn to be content in all circumstances. I’m afraid for most of us we ride a roller coaster of emotions based on our circumstances. Yet, Paul is telling us due to the power of Christ that lives in us we don’t need to ride the roller coaster.

Consider the following equation: Christ alone + nothing = More than enough. One of my favorite songs is In Christ alone. Sister CWMs if we put our hope and trust in jobs, churches, pastors, husband, children, etc. we will be let down. People our sinners and they will disappoint, but God never disappoints. When we put our hope and trust in people and things then they become our idols. See Christ alone is really more than enough. He can meet all our needs and see us through all our difficult circumstances. I know some of you may be going through the hardest time of your life right now maybe due to the economy, maybe a difficult marriage, a difficult child, or you fill in the blank. Yet, the Bible tells us Christ is more than enough.

We need to pray daily that we will live in Christ strength and not our own. We can learn to be content in all circumstances. We learn on a daily basis. We have not arrived, but we continue with God’s help to learn to be content.

If you are discouraged cry out to God and share your deepest needs. Honestly, say I don’t even know how to trust, help me trust you and help me learn to be content. Give me your strength to fight the good fight, so when I get through this difficult time you (God) can get all the glory and praise.

Dear sisters we have the secret. Our secret is God is more than enough. We don’t accomplish things in our strength, but in His. Rest in His strength and learn to be content in all circumstances.

Final Thoughts
The antidote when you are feeling down is to praise God. When you remember all he has done and his characteristics you begin to feel lifted up.

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. To find out how to receive coaching tips by email daily, go to http://www.kimberlychastain.com/cwmtips.htm. You can find more information about Christian Working Moms at www.christianworkingmom.com For a free, initial coaching session send an email to free@kimberlychastain.com.

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