Jerry Earl Johnston
Recent Articles by Jerry Earl Johnston
Published: Friday, July 31, 2015 5:27 pm MDT
What got me through my latest ordeal were all the people who wouldn’t let me droop. I was determined to feel morose, but they wouldn’t hear of it.
Published: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 3:42 pm MDT
The kids were painting their faces when little Rebecca Kohl emerged with a red, white and blue “peace sign” covering her face. For me, it was like seeing a purple cow. I’d never seen a patriot...
Published: Thursday, July 2, 2015 3:24 pm MDT
Salt Lake Bees third baseman Kaleb Cowart doesn't just sign autographs for fans, he gives them a spiritual booster shot. Beneath his name he always jots the reference Philippians 4:13: "I can do all things thro...
Published: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 2:57 pm MDT
At the risk of sounding like a party pooper, let me say that in the last five years I have probably wrung my hands over the end of the world, hmmm, for three seconds. Personally, I chose to worry about other th...
Published: Friday, June 19, 2015 4:44 pm MDT
I’m not sure when people started talking about “magical thinking.” When I was in college, I don’t remember the term coming up. Now it’s everywhere.
Published: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 2:13 pm MDT
In this day and age, getting a slice of truth for $5 — even truth tossed off by a resourceful, out-of-work liberal arts graduate — has the feel of a real bargain.
Published: Friday, June 5, 2015 7:58 pm MDT
I can only conclude that God loves Utah, judging by the caliber of men and women of faith he keeps sending our way. That’s why I’m eager to see who’s next.
Published: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 3:06 pm MDT
As we all grow more aware, I think the conformers will allow mavericks more wiggle room and the renegades will learn to respect those who conform and what they offer. I’m banking on our ability, as believ...
Published: Friday, May 22, 2015 4:01 pm MDT
It didn’t feel like much of victory. And I think, even then, I probably suspected that most victories were hollow at heart, unless you won them for someone or something larger than yourself.
Published: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 2:03 pm MDT
Personally, I believe Bryce Harper’s unique style is a good thing. Like Harry Reid, Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, Gladys Knight and others, he breaks down the Mormon stereotype.