- Who We Are
- I’m New!
By Betty Young
Molly, our dachshund mix, stations herself under baby’s highchair every mealtime—the better to catch the crumbs that fall from baby’s tray. Dogs have no pride. Molly is satisfied to catch the food scraps that fall to the floor—grateful for even the crumbs, no matter how small. Our grandson eats at the table until he is satisfied. Molly, however, is satisfied with the crumbs that fall under the table.
As I watched Molly eagerly lap up the crumbs, I was reminded of this story in Matthew.
Leaving that place, Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering terribly from demon-possession.”
Jesus did not answer a word. So, his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.”
He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.”
The woman came and knelt before him, “Lord, help me!” she said. Read more
By Betty Young
Praise God for those who pastor and serve children. Thank you for your commitment to this challenging ministry in the church. We celebrate your call and commitment to children. Without fanfare or attention, you sow God’s truth into the hearts of young learners. Every week you invest time and resources to build relationships with children so that foundational truths of God’s Word can take root and flourish.
Last year I reconnected with one of my Sunday School teachers from the church where I first became a Christian. When we finally met after over 50 years, I thanked her for investing in my life. In large part, I am the Christian I am today because of her prayers, hard work and devotion to making a difference in young lives. In her 80’s now, she is still devoted and obedient to God. It took me a lifetime to find her and express my appreciation for all she did for me. Read more
by Betty Young
My children recently asked me for my best parenting advice. I have no expertise, advice or revelations to share regarding parenting and raising children. When I look back to my years of child rearing, it was really hit or miss. Parenting is not an easy assignment and when done well, is physically, spiritually, emotionally and mentally laborious, to say the least. Now that I am at the latter end of my life, let me say to those who are looking for advice—die to self and pray without ceasing. Read more