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.
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
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
Heather struggles as a Christian Working Mom in the following
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
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
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.
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