Jerry Earl Johnston
Recent Articles by Jerry Earl Johnston
Published: Friday, December 19, 2014 3:59 pm MST
We know very little about Mary, but she is easy to emulate. That’s because God simply asked her to live a good, ordinary life. She was asked to be a dutiful spouse, a caring mother and a grateful child ...
Published: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 3:49 pm MST
My great-grandfather was named Jesse T. Rees. But when I Googled his name the other day, I got “Jesse Trees” (Jesse T.rees) — and not just one site, but dozens. So having never planted or prun...
Published: Friday, December 5, 2014 4:02 pm MST
I’ve seen such things in many people. Some people have a spiritual nature despite all they do to disguise it. And I see that, I think, because I was that way. Friends would tell me I could protest all I w...
Published: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 4:56 pm MST
Ask 10 members of my family to name their favorite dish from my mother’s Thanksgiving dinners, and you’ll get 10 different answers. But for me, it will always be her turkey stuffing.
Published: Friday, November 21, 2014 4:18 pm MST
Poli, his wife and four children left Sinaloa to get away from the drug craziness. I figured when a family looks for refuge in a tough border town like Mexicali, it shows how bad things are getting everywhere e...
Published: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 2:49 pm MST
People, religions and political parties will always make adjustments. And it’s the way those adjustments are made that separates the wise from the willy-nilly. Do you want to create an adventure or do you...
Published: Friday, November 7, 2014 4:01 pm MST
In just a few weeks, I’ll turn 66. I find that, as I age, other people struggle with me growing older as well. They’re not quite sure how “old” they should treat me.
Published: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 3:03 pm MDT
From stake presidents to Primary presidents, leaders in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will tell you it’s OK to have religious questions. Questions are the hallmark of a maturing faith.
Published: Friday, October 24, 2014 4:21 pm MDT
Kerry and Chris Shook are a pleasant-looking couple from Texas with a bit of advice for the rest of us: Let’s hear less talk, and see more walk. A Latter-day Saint might say: Enough lip service. It's time...
Published: Friday, October 10, 2014 4:36 pm MDT
Russian author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (Nobel 1970) said a country with a great writer is a country with a second government. That may sound self-serving; but it holds a morsel of truth.