December 2013 Pearls of Encouragement for CWMs
Article – Mary Did You Know
Final Thoughts


The Voices of Christian Working Moms

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I don’t know about you, but Christmas seems to be coming very fast this year. I’m just trying to keep up. I would like to wish all the CWM subscribers and their families a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year. May Christ be the center of this Christmas season and worshipped every day. There will not be a CWM Interview this month. I will see you again in January 2014

Article – Mary Did You Know

I love listening to Christmas music. The other day I was listening to the Christmas song, Mary Did you know? The song asks whether Mary knew all the things her baby boy would do and one day be the King. The song got me to thinking about our own children. My children are 19 and 16 now. I had no idea when they were born what God would do in their lives and mine.

Something I have been pondering for some time now is how we grow as parents just as our children grow. When my children were babies I remember my biggest concerns were about sleeping through the night, potty training, etc. Now those concerns move to career choices, marriage or not, and a host of other decisions.

What I’m learning and holding onto is the presence of God. He will never leave me nor forsake me. He is always there for me to bring my concerns. He never fails to give me wisdom, hope, and comfort.

One of the names given to Jesus as a babe was Immanuel, God with us. There is so much richness in that name. The Son of God left all the glory of heaven to come live with us. He also gave us the gift of the Holy Spirit so we still have Him with us. Our salvation is the best Christmas gift we could ever receive and with that we accept the extravagant gift of His presence.

Mary did not know all that her baby son Jesus would do. We don’t know all that our children will do. We do know that no matter what happens in our life we have the best gift of all Jesus Christ.

Merry Christmas!!

Final Thoughts

One of our favorite Christmas traditions is we always read the Christmas story out of Luke 2 before opening presents. The story never grows old. God’s gift to us is truly mind blowing. May we always have thankful hearts.

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 To find out more about her books go to For a free, initial coaching session send an email to