September Christian Working Mom Interview
Welcome
Blog/Online Bible Study
Interview
Final Thoughts
Welcome

We keep growing as a CWM community. We have over 1500 women on the email list and over 1600 women have filled out the CWM Survey. If you haven’t filled out the survey, you can go to www.christianworkingmom.com and click on survey on the home page. If you ever want to look at a previous interview or CWM issue you can find the issues at http://www.christianworkingmom.com/newsletters/archives.htm. I want you all to know what precious sisters in Christ you are and how much God loves and cares about everything going on in your life.

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Blog/Online Bible Study

You can visit the CWM blog at http://christianworkingmoms.blogspot.com. You can post questions there for other CWM’s. A recent post is about children’s birthdays.
Also, Lesson 7 is posted for the Online Bible Study at http://cwmbiblestudy.blogspot.com. I hope to post another lesson soon. If you have any questions about the blogs, feel free to email me at Kimberly@kimberlychastain.com.

Interview

I appreciate Shelley being willing to be interviewed this month. Shelley is a 43 year old CWM who lives in the US. She has been happily married for 22 years and has four daughters, ages 19, 17, 11, and 8. Shelley is a part-time secretary for her husband who sells industrial meters and controls.

Shelley shares the following joys of being a CWM: I am learning some valuable lessons from God: being more tolerant and less judgmental of other working moms, keeping my priorities in line with God’s priorities, and learning what is really important to God. I thank God for my very flexible job (and very flexible boss?). I am able to help my husband meet our very humble budget – teamwork! I am also “learning to be content in every situation”!

Shelley says it is hard to: “Learn to be content in every situation”. Also, she is learning to balance family and church obligations with my job. She often feels guilty!!

Shelley’s favorite Bible Verse is: “Let no unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Eph. 4:29

God is teaching Shelley: Faith. He will take care of us, no matter what. We can depend on Him.

Shelley would like to encourage you to be patient with others, but especially yourself! God doesn’t expect us to be perfect.

Final Thoughts

Shelley thanks for reminding us of your favorite Bible verse. I think our world continues to become more mean and cruel. If we build others up we will certainly be seen as different and hopefully draw others to Christ. We all do need to be patient with ourselves; we are still a work in progress. God is perfecting us daily and making us more like him.

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 at www.christianworkingmom.com. For a free, initial coaching session send an email to free@kimberlychastain.com.