My name is Jewell Johnson, and I'd like to share more information about myself. I recently became a widow after 62 years of marriage to my pastor husband. We have six children and nine grandchildren. Besides writing, I enjoy quilting, working out, and reading historical books. In my church, I teach an adult Bible class each Sunday. I belong to a writers' group that meets monthly to critique our works. Besides writing devotionals for The Upper Room, I write poetry and articles. I will keep writing for publication because I feel it is a calling from God, and God has given me things to share.
"I lead a small group of about 12 women, and we were looking for a great Advent study. I had used While We Wait years ago and remembered how beautifully written it was.
I love focusing on the women in the genealogy in Matthew and our church’s Advent sermon series include the songs of Elizabeth, Mary, and Zechariah. So this study seemed just perfect for our 2019 Advent study.
Everyone is enjoying it so much and loving the insights that Mary Lou Redding offers for each character in her study. While We Wait has been a great study for us!"