June 2010 CWM Interview
Welcome/Need Your Help
Hope everyone is doing well. We have been having
some really rough weather here lately. We have
had tremendous thunderstorms with 60 mph winds.
I am beginning to think it is hurricane season
even though I live 6 hours from the ocean. Every
week we have more CWMs join our community. If
you are new here - welcome!! Go to www.christianworkingmom.com
to check out all the many opportunities or you
can click on the links on the side.
I need your help on two different fronts. I need
more CWMs to be interviewed. If you are interested
I will send you a list of questions to
answer through email. Send me an email to Kimberly@kimberlychastain.com
and put interview in the subject heading and I
will get the information to you. Thanks in advance
for your help.
Recently I talked to two CWMs who have started
CWM Bible studies at their church or in their
community. I always get so excited when I hear
that, since most CWMs feel abandoned by their
churches. So, if you have started a Bible study
could you share your experience on the Blog and
any resources you have used? We can help one another.
Also, I'm considering developing a small group
series for CWMs to be used as a Bible study. I
would like to know if there is an interest in
that area. To share your information go to the
CWM blog at http://christianworkingmoms.blogspot.com.
Beth graciously volunteered to be interviewed
this month. Beth and I have actually met in person.
I meet almost all CWMs through our virtual world.
Beth has a heart for teaching women more about
the Bible. Beth is a married 44 CWM who lives
in the United States. She has a son who is 19
and has been married to her best friend for 23
years now. Beth is the owner of www.hopeunlimitedforyou.com,
providing resources and encouragement to people
who want to stay close to God and do life well.
She also works part-time on the ministry staff
of a large church.
Beth shares the following joys of being a CWM:
-Being able to use my gifts and abilities regularly
-Enjoying my marriage of over 20 years and a husband
who supports my work
-Seeing our son becoming a mature, wise, discerning,
logical, courageous young man although he has
grown up too fast!
-Helping to provide income for the family
-My journey with God through the process
Beth struggles in being a Christian Working Mom
-Sometimes being spread too thin, especially
if I realize it's been my own fault
-Not always practicing what I preach (i.e. I've
written a book on time management, but am not
always good at it!)
-Trusting God for adequate income especially as
it relates to our own organization
-Fears related to my desire for family to remain
safe and healthy
Favorite Bible Verse:
Isaiah 12:2 "Behold God is my salvation.
I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord Jehovah
is my strength and my song. He also has become
What is God teaching you right now?
Most recently, He has allowed me to go through
some humbling, (but nowhere near devastating)
situations to gently prune me of fear, self-sufficiency,
pride, and independence. I have a way to go.
Words of Encouragement for other Christian Working
Learn to embrace yourself with joy, having a
right view of yourself that is not too proud,
yet not self-condemning. It troubles me that women
(including myself) are so quick to criticize themselves-the
work of our loving Creator.
He made us with the personality, abilities and
gifts we have for a reason.
It is false humility to cut ourselves down-it
is its own way of drawing attention to ourselves.
Instead, we should rejoice in His work in us!
Anything else you would like to share:
I would like to invite the readers to visit www.hopeunlimitedforyou.com
sign up (via the link at the top of the page)
for our free weekly "HOPE Hint" that
comes out every Wednesday. You can also connect
with me on
Facebook, Twitter or Linked In via that page.
I welcome "virtual" friendships even
if we haven't-yet--had the privilege of meeting
Thanks Beth for sharing today and your commitment
to faithful living in all areas of our lives.
Be intentional about summer fun plans with family.
It seems every year our summer calendar gets filled
up before I can plan fun things to do. We really
only have our children for a limited time and
we need to enjoy each moment.
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