One of the first articles I wrote for CWMs was entitled, “Renee’s
Mommy is Here”. You can find it on the free articles page
The article was about my new identity as a Mom. I’m Renee
and Zachary’s Mom now and don’t think I will ever get
tired of hearing that title. Just wanted to let you know how time
flies. Renee, my oldest child, will be 19 at the end of this month.
Now Renee is in college and living away from home. She will always
still be my baby. Thanks for letting me reminisce for a little bit.
I’m one of those “old” Moms now who will tell
you children grow up way too fast. Welcome to all you Moms who just
became Moms and to the ones who have been Moms for a long time.
Article – But God
One of the phrases I truly love in the Bible is But God. I have
researched that phrase and found that it is mentioned at least 43
times in the Bible. I love the But God phrase, because it shows
no matter how bad things can be, God can triumph and change the
situation. Often, times we can find ourselves in situations where
there seems to be no way out and then God shows up in a mighty way.
Nothing is impossible with God. Often, our focus can become too
Listen to a few But God verses from the Bible:
- Genesis 50:20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but
God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to
save much people alive.
- 1 Samuel 23:14 And David abode in the wilderness in strong holds,
and remained in a mountain in the wilderness of Ziph. And Saul
sought him every day, but God delivered him not into his hand.
- Psalms 73:26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the
strength of my heart, and my portion forever.
- Acts 13:30 But God raised him from the dead.
- 1 Corinthians 3:6 I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave
Is there something going on in your life right now where you see
no way out and you are extremely frustrated? Sounds like a perfect
time for a But God moment to occur. God’s ways are not our
ways. He answers are usually ones that have never crossed our minds.
If you are discouraged I encourage you to do a study of all the
But God phrases in the Bible. Look for ways God intervened in the
life of His people in the past and still intervenes today.
One important thing to share with your children as they are growing
up is the But God stories in your own life and families’ life.
Children need to hear how God works miraculously today. God is faithful
and that never changes. Praise God!!
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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