October 2009 Pearls of Encouragement for CWMs
Welcome
New Resource
Blog/Online Bible Study
CWM Coaching Tips
Article – What Inheritance are you leaving your children?
Welcome
Hello everyone. Are you busy? I think I live in my car. I am either at a soccer game or marching band competition. Sleep is something I remember doing maybe a month ago. For those of you with babies unfortunately sleep deprivation comes again when you have teenagers. I suppose in heaven we will no longer need sleep. Who knows for sure. Welcome to all our new CWM subscribers. To find out more about all the different opportunities in the CWM community, visit www.christianworkingmom.com and look around.

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New Resource

Last week I had lunch with Beth Beutler. She has a passion for encouraging women in their walk with Christ. There are so few websites for women that are an encouragement, so I liked to share resources with you when I find them. Beth’s website is www.christianprudentwoman.com. She offers Coffee Break Bible Studies and many other resources. Take some time and go visit her site.

Blog/Online Bible Study

Come visit and share with other CWMs at our CWM blog, http://christianworkingmoms.blogspot.com. I posted my annual question about whether you participate in Halloween. Come share what decision your family has made. We also have an open comments section where you can ask questions of one another. The online Bible study can be found at http://cwmbiblestudy.blogspot.com.

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Article – What Inheritance are you leaving your children?

Have you thought about what kind of inheritance you will leave your children? I know none of us wants to think about death, but we all will die. The inheritance I’m talking about cannot be measured in dollars and cents, but eternal value.

Let me share a personal story with you. Recently, my 76 year old mother fell and was in the hospital. I went to help take care of her. What I wanted to share with you is you never stop being a Mom even at 76 and you don’t stop giving your children a spiritual legacy. One morning when my Mom was home from the hospital she actually tried to get “rid” of me. Can you believe it? It was in the morning and we had just had breakfast. I had spent the morning helping her get ready and had not had a shower, yet. She told me, “You need to get a shower and I need to have my devotional. I haven’t had it in several days due to being in the hospital and I need to have my time with God.” Needless to say I left the room. One more glimpse into my Mom’s spiritual legacy. My mom lives alone. My father has been in heaven for over 10 years now. One night I was getting ready to go to bed and I heard my Mom talking. She wasn’t talking to me. She was praying out loud to her heavenly Father. Her prayer was very real and a conversation with someone she knows very well. The prayer was heartfelt and tender.

Why have I shared all of this with you? It made me think what spiritual inheritance am I leaving my children. Even though my Mom is 76 she is still teaching me by example. Her relationship with the Lord is first priority even before a daughter who doesn’t get to visit much. She and God are on a first name basis and talk throughout the day. My mom literally prays without ceasing and often out loud. My Mom has seen God’s faithfulness through many trials and trusts Him with all things. God is her all in all no ifs, ands, or buts.

So, will I be leaving my children millions of dollars? Not a chance. Can I purposely leave them a spiritual inheritance that will last on this earth and through to eternity? You bet. Nothing is more important to leave my children than parents who teach them God’s way and point them to their Savior who is the answer to all of life’s problems.

The moral of this story is we never stop being a Mom and influencing our children and even our grandchildren one day. What kind of inheritance will you leave? Will it last through all eternity? May we all be found faithful in passing on God’s Word to the next generation.


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Final Thoughts

Try to find one intentional way of sharing your faith with your children this week. Share how God has been faithful in the most difficult of times.

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.