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Jerry Earl Johnston
Jerry Earl Johnston is a former Deseret News staffer who currently freelances columns for Mormon Times and the Faith page. Hes from Brigham City, Utah, where he and wife Carol still live. They have a blended family of five kids and 14 grandchildren. While at the News, Jerry worked in sports, features, on city desk and was editor of the Religion section. He has been a columnist for the paper for more than 30 years. He has a Masters Degree in Spanish from the University of New Mexico and is the author of five books. He served an LDS mission to Bolivia.

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As many know, the cold, high country of northern Arizona is a hotbed of Mormon history. I was there Sunday, looking to attend an LDS Christmas program. And I had options galore.I mentally tossed a dart at a m...
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 &#...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...