Meet the Jackson Women (and try their favorite recipes)!

Betty & Wayne Jackson

Betty & Wayne Jackson


This week we’ll be interviewing three amazing Christian women.  They’re all married to Jackson men!  You’ll enjoy reading about them, their families, and their work with The Christian Courier.  We’ll begin with BETTY JACKSON.

Betty is married to Wayne Jackson, and they are celebrating their 52nd wedding anniversary this month!  They have 3 children, 10 grandchildren, 1 great grandson, and another on the way.  Wayne is a writer, and Betty proofreads most of what he writes.  She enjoys spending her time by keeping the books for their congregation and teaching children’s Bible classes.

How long have you lived in California, and what do you love about it?

I was born in California. Most of all I love the church family here, for we have been here for over 50 years.  California is unique in its landscapes. There are different topographies in each direction. For example, to the west is the beautiful Pacific Ocean, and to the east are the Sierra Nevada Mountains. ”

We appreciate your efforts with the Christian Courier.  Please tell us about it.

“The Christian Courier started with Wayne typesetting on an IBM Selectric typewriter. Because of the spacing of words, he had to type each article twice. He burned his own negatives; also, he did the printing. When our children were at home we all helped to address and sort according to the post office requirements. Now, our sons manage all of that. I proofread the paper every month. Their children now help with the mailing, fifty years later!”

*If you haven’t already, you’ll want to check out The Christian Courier.

What’s your go-to company meal?

“A pot roast meal is probably my go-to meal.  Enchiladas are another dish that we like.”

*You can check out Betty’s favorite pie recipe at the end of this post.

Would you mind sharing something about yourself that others might never have guessed?

“I was not reared in a Christian home.”

If you could give only one piece of marriage and/ or parenting advice, what would it be?

A marriage ought to glorify God. Applying the golden rule in every aspect of married life will do just that, and create an atmosphere of peace, understanding, and love.

Setting boundaries and showing our offspring love helps train them according to the Scriptures.Teaching children to put the Lord first, and living the same before them will affect their spiritual lives to the Lord’s glory.”

What do you do to stay motivated and encouraged in your ministry work?

For me, it is the realization that there is little time left to accomplish anything lasting. While some of the little things may not seem important (visits, teaching just a few children in Bible class, notes of encouragement, etc.), they are. Teaching either by example or by word can be everlasting to the beneficiaries of one’s efforts.”

*Here is Betty’s favorite recipe.  She said they make it once a year at holiday time.  Sounds delicious!

HERSHEY BAR PIE

6 reg. Hershey bars with or without almonds
20 lg. marshmallows
1 c. whipping cream
1/2 c. milk
1/2 tsp. almond flavoring (without almonds substitute 1 tsp. vanilla)
1 graham cracker pie crust
Melt the candy bars and marshmallows in the milk in a double boiler Cool. Whip cream and fold into the creamed mixture. Pour into crust and chill for about 8 hours or overnight.

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