November Pearls of Encouragement for CWMs

 

The Voices of Christian Working Moms

Newly Released Book
written by
Author Kimberly Chastain

I apologize for the late issue this month and a brief article. One of the things I studied in college many years ago (don’t ask how many) was the sandwich generation. The sandwich generation is where you are taking care of children and your parents at the same time. That is where I am right now. My Mom recently has had several difficult things going on. My sister carries the burden for my Mom since she lives near her and I help when I can. So, it is extremely hard for all of us.

Yet, what I want you to hear is you can be thankful and know God is working in the midst of trials. My Mom is waiting on a motorized wheelchair, so she uses a regular wheelchair to go eat in the independent living facility where she lives. Mom frequently tells me that God provides someone to bring her back up to her apartment so she doesn’t have to push the wheelchair. She continues to look for God moments even during very difficult, depressing times. Which speaks volumes about her faith and to her daughters.

In the United States we are getting ready to celebrate Thanksgiving. The Thanksgiving holiday for the most part has not been corrupted by retailers. It is a holiday where we are supposed to thank God for all our many blessings. As Christians, every day should be Thanksgiving. All of our prayers should begin and even end with what we are thankful for and how God continues to be faithful.

So, my question for you is how to you teach your children to be thankful? I don’t think thankfulness comes naturally. We are often not thankful for what we have. We could really trace this attitude of not being thankful all the way back to the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve had everything they needed or wanted. They were told they could not eat of one tree in the garden, but they wanted the one thing they couldn’t have. They were not thankful with all they already had and possessed. I’m afraid we are not that different from them.

Please come to the CWM blog and post how you teach your children to be thankful. You can click on Latest blog entries to post.

Since, I know the power of prayer is literally out of this world can I ask you to pray for my Mom, my sister, and myself? Pray for healing for my Mom and any decisions we may need to make. Thank you in advance.

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.