I really enjoy the CWM interviews each month and I have heard from
other CWMs that you enjoy them as well. They are always encouraging
and help us realize we are not alone. As always, I would love to
have more CWMs be willing to be interviewed. If you are interested,
please send an email to Kimberly@kimberlychastain.com
with interview in the subject heading. Sophia was gracious to share
her thoughts this month.
Sophia is a married 40 year old CWM who lives in the United States.
She is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and works at a diabetes clinic.
She has 3 children a son age 14, a daughter age 13, and a son age
Sophia loves working and showing her patients and co-workers the
love of Jesus. I love to serve and I feel that when I can help others
around me I am demonstrating God’s love. I feel that I can
use my God given gifts and talents.
Sophia struggles as a CWM in the following areas: I have always
worked part-time, but his year I am working full time and we are
depending on my income. I don’t like that sense of responsibility
and I miss my kids. I used to work at a school where I was off when
they were off and always picked them up from school. More so with
older kids, I want to be available to my kids, which to me means
quality and quantity time.
Favorite Bible Verse: Set your mind on the things above, not on
the things that are on earth. Colossians 3:2
What is God teaching you right now? To trust God with all my things.
My two teenage kids, my husband, my money, my church. For a while,
I felt like things were slipping away from me so I too began to
slip. Moving is always challenging and I am learning to dig deeper
into God and entrust my whole life to him, but it is not without
its daily struggles.
What words of encouragement do you have for other Christian Working
Moms: I no longer have the quantity of time to spend with my kids
so I am trying to focus on the quality. I want my kids to excel
in the world using their God given talents but I want them to live
for eternal treasures and not worldly accolades.
As a family, we try to read the Bible together every night. There
is always something else competing with this time we have set aside.
The kids always enjoy it. We split a chapter into verses and each
read on our own and then share with the group. It is a blessing
to see my 10 year old’s sensitivity to God.
Anything else you would like to share: We served as overseas missionaries
for 3 years and I somehow thought I would attain something enduring
through that experience. I did learn to trust God then because at
times I was surrounded by totally foreign experiences and now that
we have been home for several years I forget that I still need that
complete dependence on God daily and sometimes moment by moment.
Sophia, I appreciate so much you reminding us of our need to totally
depend on God. It seems I often have to relearn that lesson. I also
love how you are teaching your children to focus on eternal treasures
not earthly ones.
No matter where you live it seems Christians are becoming more
and more of a minority. That means as parents we have to be diligent,
liked Sophia shared, to teach our children about our Lord and Savior.
We need to plant the seeds of God’s Word deep into their hearts
where it will bear fruit. God’s Word will not return void.