|Julie, Dorea, Sharita, Holly, Sharon|
Stonecroft's Mom's Panel presented the "Top Ten Things I've Learned or Am Learning" about parenting. Sharita Bent shared her lessons of life with a toddler, Holly Tumpkin gave tips for moms of elementary age children, Julie Wilson talked about life with teenagers, Dorea Potter covered life lessons with college age kids and Sharon Braner gave lessons about being a mom of married children with children of their own. Dorea also presented the list of lessons learned by Caroline Casselberry who is on a mission trip to Honduras. Caroline's story involves raising teenagers alone after the death of her husband.
A vital relationship with Jesus was presented as critical and the source of patience, love and wisdom no matter what stage of parenting.
Forty ladies attended the event, thirty-four were first time guests at any Stonecroft outreach meeting. Several Stonecroft booklets, "A New Beginning," were shared as were the Pocket New Testaments, Gospel of John. Contact numbers and e-mails were exchanged as new friendships were formed.
Carrie Storms organized the luncheon and heads the mentoring program at Redeemer. Amy Clark invited the panel to participate. It was a lovely day of encouraging women of all ages to connect with each other and their God.