Pearls of Encouragement for Christian
October 2006 Edition
Online Bible Study
Article – “I’m Tired”
We continue to have more and more women
find Christian Working Mom each day. So many women
share this is the first website where they have found
support. I just want to reiterate again CWM is designed
to support and encourage you as a CWM and not to pass
judgment. God loves us whether we are a Mom that works
outside of the home or a Mom that stays at home. We
have had over 1100 women fill out the Christian Working
Mom Survey. If you have not filled out the Survey
go to www.christianworkingmom.com
and click on survey on the home page. Thanks so much
for your participation all ready. Only God knows where
we will go from here.
My wonderful sister recently got my
daughter a great book for her birthday. The book is
called The Beauty Book: It’s a God Thing, the
Lily Series. You can click here for more information.
What I love about the book is it talks about make-up,
pimples, and all the things that happen when you are
a preteen or teenager. The book gives advice that
is God honoring, also the book supports parents in
saying, “Your parents have good reasons for
when you should and should not wear make-up, and you
need to listen to them.” So, when the world
is trying to tell your daughter to dress inappropriately,
here is someone giving better advice. I would highly
recommend you getting one for your daughter, if she
is between the ages of 8-12 or even older. Also, the
Lily Series is just a good series for girls as well.
Online Bible Study
We have had several women participate
in the online Bible Study. Right now there are two
lessons posted for the Bible Study. You can begin
anytime and participate as little or as much as you
want. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions
about the Bible Study. We will see how this goes.
The link for the Bible Study is http://kimberlychastain.com/discussCWMU.
We have had a lot of good discussions
on the blog about the difficulty of leaving your children
at daycare. Also, there is a post comparing Jewish
holy days to the making of a baby. I think you will
find it very interesting. You can find the CWM blog
Article – “I’m
There is no other way to say how I have
been feeling the past week or two, but to say “I’m
tired”. I’m exhausted, caput, worn out,
you can add your favorite phrase.
My week last week was not only exhausting, it was
extremely difficult with some very tense situations.
At times, I felt I could barely keep my head above
water. I would like to share with you that I went
running to God immediately with my tired feeling and
difficult times, but I did not. Why, is that?
Last week after one horrendous day,
I finally went home and went to my room and cried
out to God. I literally cried, I was having a horrible,
terrible, no good very bad day (I love that children’s
book). I gave it all to God. He reassured me that
this day did not catch him by surprise and his grace
was sufficient. The picture I had in my mind was crawling
up in my father, Abba’s lap and just resting
in him. He can take care of all my hurts and trials.
Then, a peace came over me that yes God was in control
and still on the throne. My tiredness or difficult
day’s details may have not changed, but I was
not alone. What a relief. God lovingly let me know
that he was there and was not going anywhere.
God sees our struggles every day and
he patiently waits for us to come running to him and
ask for help. You have seen this in your children.
They are learning to tie their shoes or learning to
put on clothes and you so much want to help them,
but they stubbornly stomp their feet and say, “Me,
do it.” They don’t want our help. Sometimes,
when they are particularly frustrated they may ask
for our help. How much easier, it would be if they
asked for help before reaching the breaking point.
We, well maybe I should say me, are
the same way. We run to God at the height of our frustration
instead of going to him first, which would cut down
on the frustration. We need to take great comfort
in what God told Sarah in Genesis 18:14, “Is
anything too hard for the Lord?” God will accomplish
his will in our lives whether we run to him or not.
Oh, but it is so much sweeter when we willing come
to him and allow him to work in our lives.
So, for me in my difficult worn out
times I am going to try and rush to God for my daily
strength, encouragement, and wisdom first, not when
I have blown it. God wants me to run to him and believe
me, I need to run to him.
May I encourage you to today to run
to your Father, Abba’s lap crawl up and rest
in him and draw strength from him.
If your children are in school, are you having “fun”
learning facts the second time around? Believe me,
at times I’m learning more than I want to know.
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
For a free, initial coaching session send an email