Christian Working Mom Interview for
Online Bible Study
Welcome to those new subscribers of Christian Working
Mom. Each month we interview one of you to find out
more about other Christian Working Moms. I always
learn something from each interview. Sheryl thanks
for being willing to be interviewed this month. If
you would like to be interviewed, send an email to
and put interview in the subject heading. I will send
you the interview questions by email. Thanks in advance
for your help.
In our last issue I told you about a book for girls
called the Beauty Book: It's a God Thing, The Lily
Series and did not include the link for the purchase.
here for more information. Sorry for the omission.
We have had some good discussions on
the Blog about daycare selection and Halloween. Please
come add your comments. Also, there is a comment about
working Moms from John Rosemond that I think you will
find interesting. As always, you can start a new post.
To visit the blog go to http://kimberlychastain.com/my-journal.
Online Bible Study
We now have 2 lessons up for the online
Bible study. I hope to have a new lesson up soon,
maybe in another week we will see. Part of the Bible
study is also interacting with one another. Please
come join us. This is self-paced, so work on it as
you can. The link for the Bible Study is http://kimberlychastain.com/discussCWMU.
Sheryl is a married, 36 year old Christian
Working Mom who lives in Arlington, Texas in the United
States. She has a stepdaughter age 17, son age 11,
daughter age 5, and a son age 4. Sheryl is a Police
Dispatcher for the University of Texas.
Sheryl lists the following joys of being a CWM: I
enjoy being able to get out of the house and into
an environment where I may have the opportunity to
share my beliefs with others that I may encounter.
I am so blessed to work in an environment where the
majority of my co-workers are Christians. I enjoy
being able to use the skills and talents that the
Lord has blessed me with to bless others around me.
I thoroughly enjoy the job that He has given me. I
also enjoy the fact that I am able to assist my husband
in taking care of the family's needs.
Sheryl shares the following struggles of being a Christian
I have spent 6 1/2 yrs as a Police Dispatcher which
has it's rewards, but it also has it's downfalls.
I found that due to the nature of the job I had to
return to work much quicker after having a child than
I would in another line of work. I was only allowed
6 short weeks after the birth of my daughter and my
youngest son before having to return to work. I also
have to work quite a bit of overtime and various shifts,
which makes it difficult to get in any quality time
with the family. I am on evening shift right now which
prevents me from being home when the kids get home
from school or for dinner, or even bedtime. My daughter
is missing that quality time with mom very much right
now. It breaks my heart sometimes to have to be away
so much. I get them off to school in the morning and
don't see them again until the next morning. Luckily
though I have Sunday and Monday off so that we can
at least have one full day together and get to church
together as well.
Sheryl’s favorite Bible verse is: Psalm 45:10-11
(I combined two different versions to make a bigger
Listen, O Royal Daughter, Consider and
incline your ear; Take to heart what I say.
Forget your people and your homeland far away! For
the King, your Royal Husband,
delights in and is enthralled by your beauty!! Honor
and Worship Him, because He
is Your LORD!
I absolutely love this verse. I am the kind of person
who is always struggling with my self image and self
esteem. This verse really helped me to come to terms
with who I am in Christ.
Sheryl shares that God is teaching her the following:
He is bringing more into a place of trusting Him.
He is asking me to step outside of that comfort zone.
I have recently starting taking advantage of the Sabbath.
I normally work 5 or 6 days a week and save my housework
for my days off. Well, since I started participating
in the Sabbath, I have learned that the house won't
fall apart if I don't do anything for 1 day out of
the week. It was extremely difficult to ignore it
all the first day, but it has gotten easier each passing
week since I started. Amazingly enough, I am now able
to space out all the housework throughout the rest
of the week and have very little left to do by the
time the weekend rolls around.
He has also called me to start tithing. This has been
the hardest thing for me to follow through on. It
is so hard to look at your bills on paper and know
that you have just enough to pay your bills, and then
there doesn't really appear to be any to give to God.
My mentor told me that if I wait until I have enough
money then I never will, so I stepped out on the water
and started giving 10% even though I couldn't see
how it added up. Two months later I got a raise and
it added up to the same amount I had been giving.
God is so good! We have a supernatural God and need
to learn to see things supernaturally, and stop trying
to rationalize everything.
Sheryl gives this encouragement to other CWMs: Remember,
you are a child of the Most High King, beloved beyond
measure. We may never measure up in the real world,
but we are far above what the world will ever see
us as. We are royalty in His eyes, and sometimes that's
all that matters.
Sheryl also shares the following advice:
Don't ever let anyone get you down about being a working
mom. Nobody knows your situation better than you and
God. Some of us are called to be stay at home moms
and others are called to the workforce. Then there
are those who deeply desire to stay at home, but have
to work; and others who deeply desire to work, but
must stay at home. We are all the same in God's eyes,
none are better than any others, and we are each called
to our own walk in life. Let us all show love and
respect for each other no matter what the situation.
Sheryl thanks for sharing those verses
and reminding us of our royalty and whose we are.
We need to never forget how God sees us, the world
doesn’t agree, but the King we serve is always
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. You can find more information
For a free, initial coaching session send an email