October 2011 CWM
Interview
Welcome/Need Your Help
Shoebox Time
Interview
Final Thoughts



Welcome/Need Your Help

 

The Voices of Christian Working Moms

Newly Released Book
written by
Author Kimberly Chastain

Fall is one of my favorite times of year. I love the cooler weather and the beautiful fall colors. I hope you can take time out and appreciate God’s creation wherever you live.

I need your help for CWM interviews. I need more CWMs who are willing to be interviewed for our monthly feature. The process is relatively painless. Send me an email to Kimberly@kimberlychastain.com and put interview in the subject heading. I will then email you the questions.

Shoebox time

One of my favorite things to do with my children (even now that they are older) is the Samaritan’s Purse shoeboxes. This is a wonderful thing to do even with young children. Fill a shoebox of items for a little boy or girl for Christmas who probably has never received a Christmas gift ever. The drop off time for boxes is in mid November, so it is time to get started. To find out more go to:
http://www.samaritanspurse.org/index.php/OCC/Pack_A_Shoe_Box/?hometab.

Interview

This month we are privileged to have Cynthia who lives in the United States. She is 43 and married. She has a son age 12 and a daughter who is 10. Cynthia is a Children’s Ministry Director at her church.

Cynthia shares with us her joys in being a CWM: I have always enjoyed each development stage my children have gone through and I have been blessed with a flexible work schedule that has allowed me to be there with them. On the other hand, I do like to keep myself busy and useful. Now that my children are older, I enjoy having the opportunity to work and help provide for our needs. Working for our church also enables me to help the younger moms that are coming up with my experiences and hopefully my positive example.

Cynthia struggles with: When you are raising a family and working, there are always conflicts. Conflicts can be in schedules, sickness, deadlines and missed meetings.

Favorite Bible Verse:
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Phil. 4:13

What is God teaching you right now?
I’m learning to trust in Him for provisions. And patience…always patience!

Words of Encouragement for other Christian Working Moms: There are times when things seem out of control. God is there in those times too.

Thanks for sharing Cynthia. Often when I look back over my life I clearly see God’s hand in those out of control times.

Final Thoughts

Take time today to thank God for your children (gifts from Him). Ask that God will use them for His glory, no matter how young. Children often can reach people that we as adults cannot.

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.