“Stop Your Whining!”

By Andrea Johnson “Stop your whining or I’ll give you something to whine about!”  I’m sure you’ve heard those words before. My dad used them a lot when my siblings and I were young, usually…

Leave No One Behind

By Andrea Johnson  If you’ve been part of a church for more than a year, you have hopefully taken part in some kind of pastor’s appreciation effort. (October is considered Clergy Appreciation…

What’s Your Story?

By Andrea Johnson  My favorite books to read are biographies, people’s testimonies. I have yet to read a work of fiction as riveting as someone’s own story well told. Testimonies reassure…

Are You a Good Neighbor?

By Andrea Johnson  Several years ago my husband and I had the privilege of serving as youth pastors at a predominately African church. (We were the second White family to join.) Our pastor, Isaac Oyibo, had named the…

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