Jerry Earl Johnston
Recent Articles by Jerry Earl Johnston
Published: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 6:29 pm MST
In Box Elder County, you hear troubled kids talk about avoiding “juvie.” Juvie is the juvenile justice facility in North Ogden. It’s the foyer, so to speak, of the criminal justice system.
Published: Friday, November 20, 2015 4:49 pm MST
Thomas Moore has mastered the art of living in the present moment. His mind doesn’t race ahead or drift off. He listens attentively, monitors his emotions and remains open to any and all spontaneous impre...
Published: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 2:26 pm MST
For Peter Lassig, the plan in gardening was to make things look completely unplanned. He loved gardens that looked natural, as if Mother Nature herself were making the decisions.
Published: Friday, November 6, 2015 4:01 pm MST
Reading about St. Faustina, I thought how the old folks at home used to say, “Mercy, mercy, mercy” and “Lord, have mercy.” No one says mercy much anymore. But if Pope Francis and St. Fau...
Published: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 4:01 pm MDT
The mission field is a microscope where missionaries not only magnify their callings, but magnify the yarns they spin. And in 1968, some real “stretchers” were circulating about a straw-haired elder...
Published: Friday, October 23, 2015 5:03 pm MDT
It’s a bit discouraging to think we human beings have grown so little since the days of King David. On the other hand, it's also comforting. Things that mattered to our ancient ancestors still matter to u...
Published: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 3:27 pm MDT
What converts find most compelling about a new religion, some say, is not the doctrine but the lives of those who believe it. So it was with Norman Fukui.
Published: Friday, October 9, 2015 4:09 pm MDT
Film critics tend to take a dim view of “message movies,” especially when the message concerns religion, repentance and such. And a similar thing has happened with "War Room."
Published: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 3:25 pm MDT
The common touch is like a sense of humor. You have it or you don’t. And pretending to have it makes matters worse. That common touch may be a reason the Savior chose fishermen instead of Pharisees to fol...
Published: Friday, September 25, 2015 4:38 pm MDT
If you’re ever in Seattle, and if you’re ever down on Broadway for a stroll, stroll into the little Quest Bookshop. It’s small but pressure packed.