My prayer for you is everyday God is showing you His love and mercy.
I love that we serve a God who desires a personal relationship with
us. Welcome to all the new CWMs in our community. We continue to
grow every month. There are at least 1300 of us CWMs who receive
the newsletter and many more who visit the website. You are in great
company of wonderful sisters in Christ.
I appreciate Libby taking time out of her busy schedule to share
with us this month. Libby is a married 43 year old CWM who lives
in the United States. She has 2 sons’ ages, 8 and 10. She
is a curriculum writer and contract even coordinator.
Libby shares with us the joys specifically in being a CWM:
Being a Mom – my boys bring a fresh and new perspective on
life, they bring me out of my world and into theirs, I get to revisit
the awe and wonder of childhood all over again.
Working – I have the chance to be challenged outside of the
home, being a curriculum writer forces me to delve into what my
kids are learning and what they are being exposed to, it actually
connects me more to them, I also get a chance to create which I
love to do.
Christian – the work I do matters both in the home and outside,
in the home I am stewarding a most precious role as a mom, I get
to lay the foundation for my boys and their relationship with God;
as a writer and event coordinator, I get to connect people I will
never see with their Heavenly Father.
Libby struggles as a Christian Working Mom in the following areas:
The tension of roles and deadlines, what to emphasize and what to
“cheat”, the feeling of I should be doing more in any
of the above categories, fatigue, schedules, and my own insecurities
being exacerbated as they latch onto identity/significance.
Favorite Bible Verse:
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we
will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Gal 6:9
What is God teaching you right now?
How to trust him and His provision. I want it to look differently
than it does. I want the long-term security and he is meeting my
daily needs. I have trusted in myself rather than Him and He is
weaning me from self-reliance.
Words of Encouragement for other Christian Working Moms
God is big. God is faithful. God is trustworthy. God is good. And
God loves you…and your kids more than you ever could. He has
uniquely made each of us and we have a vital role to fill. He will
equip us to do His work in this world.
Libby, thank you for sharing today. I recently rediscovered your
favorite Bible verse and it has really lifted me up when there are
days I want to give up.
One of the wonderful things about being a Mom is seeing the world
through our children’s eyes, especially when they discover
something for the first time. For most of us our awe of God’s
creation can wane from time to time, but children teach us how to
be in awe of what they see. We can learn so much from them.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.