By Lois Marciniak, Beacon Baptist Church
White Marsh, MD—Every Friday at 11 a.m., at the LifeWay Christian Book Store in White Marsh, Md., something special happens—it’s “Storytime,” featuring Lucille Johnson, the resident storyteller. Johnson, who attends Beacon Baptist Church, White Marsh, has been faithfully telling stories at the store for six years and participation has continued to grow.
Johnson sits in a big rocking chair and reads Bible stories and shares books with Biblical principals, to children of all ages. Homeschooling families and daycare providers also drop in with children eager to hear Johnson’s stories. She often surprises the children, adding puppets or other props to bring the stories to life.
The children are also invited to sing their special songs each week with the group. Lots of “Jesus Loves Me,’ and “My God Is So Good,” is heard throughout the store. Shoppers often stop to join in the singing.
Children leave with lollipops and stickers, looking forward to the next session with “Ms. Lucille.”
Photo by Rachelle Miller, Beacon Baptist Church