November 2010 CWM Interview

Welcome
Prayer Partner Needed
Interview
Final Thoughts

 
 

 

 

The Voices of Christian Working Moms

Newly Released Book
written by
Author Kimberly Chastain

Welcome

For those CWMs who live in the United States I wish you a blessed Thanksgiving. I pray that your family can take some time over the Thanksgiving meal to thank God for His many blessings and gifts he has given your family. We serve such a gracious God. As a Christian we should be thanking our heavenly Father daily for His grace and mercy to us.

Have you ever wondered what heaven will be like? I was watching the news one morning and heard about a fascinating book entitled, “Heaven is for Real”. The book is about a 3 ½ year old boy who went to heaven for a short time during an operation where he almost died. He tells you what he saw and experienced. Just the short clip brought me to tears. If you want a dose of encouragement you may want to check out the book.

Welcome to all our new and old CWM sisters in Christ. Some of you have been faithfully with this newsletter for years and for some of you this is your first issue. You are all welcome to find an encouraging word.

Thanks to Heather today for taking time out of her busy schedule to share her words of wisdom.

Prayer Partner Needed

In our CWM community we have virtual prayer partners where women agree to pray for one another and their needs. I have a CWM who would like a prayer partner. If you would like a prayer partner as well send an email to Kimberly@kimberlychastain.com and put prayer partner in the subject heading. Thanks in advance for your help.

Interview

Heather is a married 38 year old CWM who lives in the United States. She is the mother of two girls, ages 9 and 6. Heather is a college professor of Biology.

Heather shares the joys of being a Christian Working Mom:

I work in a Christian university, so my colleagues are brothers and sisters in Christ. We are like a family in many ways. We encourage each other and help each other out. Also, our mission is to disciple young people. Young people have so much energy and enthusiasm. They are excited about Jesus and about living life. I enjoy spending time with these future leaders and helping them develop character along with the skill set that they will need in their chosen professions.

Heather struggles as a Christian Working Mom in the following ways:

I think the hardest thing is when kids get sick. We live 400 miles from our nearest family member, and so my husband and I have to juggle schedules to try and care for sick children. One of my daughters has some chronic health issues, and that is becoming a real challenge with work schedules and her schooling. My husband and I have to team up and do the best that we can.

Favorite Bible Verse:

John 15:15 (NIV)”I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead I have called you friends, for everything that I have learned from my Father I have made known to you.”

What is God teaching you right now?

We live in a very broken world, and the burdens that we carry as a result are heavy. We are weak, but “the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we should pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express.” (Romans 8:26)

Words of Encouragement for other Christian Working Moms
Believers in Christ need each other. That is how Jesus designed the Body of Christ to function. You need encouragement. Others need your encouragement and wisdom. Don’t let the busyness of life keep you from developing meaningful relationships within the body of Christ.

Anything else you would like to share:

Your children are gifts from the Lord. Steward them as best you can. And enjoy them. Whether it’s cooking dinner together, singing in the car, or laughing over something silly, remember that you are building memories, instilling values, and making disciples. And discipleship is what Christ has called us to (Matthew 28:19).

Thanks so much Heather. I do not live close to family either and I know how hard tag team parenting can be. Also, when we are busy CWMs I think we often neglect being involved in the Body of Christ, but you are so correct that we need other believers. Thanks for your encouragement and thanks for being a faithful role model at a Christian University.

Final Thoughts

Can I encourage you today to send an email, card, or phone call to a sister in Christ who is hurting? Small words of encouragement can mean so much to all of us in our hectic lifestyle. Be an encourager to someone today.

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 The Voices of Christian Working Moms, 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. To find out more about her books go to www.christianworkingmom.com. For a free, initial coaching session send an email to free@kimberlychastain.com.