- Pastor Larry McCarthy Jr
- Are You M.A.D.?
- 10:00 a.m.
Married 34 years to Reg Rawden
Children: Mack and (Jessica)
Church: The Moody Church for 7 years
Being part of the mentor moms is one of my favorite and most rewarding ministries. I loved and thoroughly enjoyed raising our son, with the partnership of my husband. Although now, he is out from under our wing, and married we continue to ask God to give us the wisdom and discernment to know how to be actively involved in their lives.
Key Thought: How to have the Joy of the Lord while parenting:
depend on the power of God
know the truth of God’s Word
ask for strength to unconditionally love
build in time to have fun
Married 38 years to Jerry Feil
Children: Christine, Adam and (Crystal), Katrina
Grandchildren: Matthew and Olivia
Church: The Moody Church for 6 years
Mom2Mom is very dear to me. When I was a young mom I was blessed to be in a women’s Bible study lead by older moms who encouraged me, taught me and discipled me to be deeply rooted and gounded in the Word of God. I pray that as a mentor mom I can do the same for young women facing the challenges motherhood brings.
Key Thoughts: Understand the gift of motherhood & family
Make your daily time with the Lord a priority. Study the Word and pray.
Pray, pray and pray some more with and for your children
Take time to savor the gifts God gives you EVERY day
Married 35 years to Greg Thornton
Children: Brad and (Tara), Stephani and (Dan), Heather and (Jeff)
Grandchildren: Will, Samantha, and Emery
Church: The Moody Church for 4 years
When Greg and I were raising our children we were continually challenged and stretched. We learned so much about ourselves, about our faith, and about our great God during those years.
We can not parent effectively unless we are constantly in His Word
We need to pray continually for wisdom
God loves our children more than we do, which removes worry from the equation
There can be joy amidst the chaos!
Donna E. Butler
Married for 35 1/2 years to Charles M. Butler, Pastor at The Moody Church
Children: Theodore in heaven, Bryan and (Erin), Christopher and (Ashley), Derek, Ethan, and Faith
Granchildren: Hannah and Eliana
Church: The Moody Church for 14 years
Pray and read the Bible every day and choose to apply and live out God’s Word. So, whether you’re married or single you are being a godly (although not perfect) example to your children. Proverbs 3:5-8
Key Thoughts: Passages for parenting
Colossians 4:2 “Devote yourselves to prayer, be watchful and thankful.”
Philippians 4:4-9 (Summarized) Rejoice in the Lord always, be anxious about nothing, let the peace of God guard your hearts and minds, think on things which are pure, lovely, commendable, excellent and worthy of praise, whatever you have learned practice these things.
Married for 38 years to Bob
Children: Kylie (Shaun), Jordan (Julie), Jared, Katelyn
Grandchildren: Caroline, Damon
Church: The Moody Church for 10 months
With 18 moves in 38 years of marriage, I have a heart for those who are new to the area or who are looking for ways to connect with other moms. With each move, I sought out a Bible study so I could connect with other mothers. I loved that we could lift our familes up in prayer and study God’s Word together. Life wasn’t meant to be lived alone. It is my heart’s desire to make sure each mom feels welcomed and appreciated. Together we will learn from each other as we dive into God’s Word.
Always, always, always give thanks, even in the midst of adversity.
I am a daughter of The King.
God is bigger than anything that life gives me.
I am loved always, unconditionally, I am loved.
God’s got this! Leave it at His feet.
- Talk to God, all day, everyday. Make Him the air that you breathe.