The worth of a man's soul is valued at more than 2000 pigs at least and the life of the only begotten Son of God at most.
With a certain moral brush have I painted the Savior into a box of perfection of my own making based in the cultural prejudices and rules of my time. How could Jesus, the most peaceful and loving, be so selfish and callous?
Another option is Cain and Abel were two among many siblings in existence at the time.
Black History is about the homes and families of the average Black man or woman that worked as a cog in the machinery of society making it turn and operate reasonably.
Free speech is a hallmark of free society. It is the bedrock upon which all freedom stands. If ever that foundation becomes sandy, democracy sinks into the quicksand that results from the crumbling of that God-given infrastructure.
Focusing on what we can do to bring our wives happiness does not mean we subvert our own but include our best friend's as much as we would want them to include what makes us happy as their own.
Whether real or imagined, even today we may feel like Whites curse us and talk about us in derision. They hate us for being different and for reminding them of the evil they perpetuated toward our ancestors. They despitefully used us and abused us and persecuted us for years!
A group of teenagers waited for the bus ride away from their activity when a social storm coalesced erupting into political diatribe and rhetoric.
Thousands of years ago, and even two seconds ago, slavery in some form has existed within humanity. Slavery is not unique to any race or culture any more than is a loaf of bread.
Every relationship wants to be united as a single organization of complementary ideas and function--not equal partners but complementary partners with equal worth.
People who read the words writers put forth elicit confidence that connections with strangers are made. Here is an ode to the reader.
The shutdown is over, but not the looming threat if funding for the wall does not occur. Holding America hostage is not a viable plan to garner trust.
So much can happen in a year. The way things begin are not necessarily the way things will end. This is a tribute to 2018 and a Welcome to 2019
During this article points about the existence of White privilege as a function of cultural and racial preference (described errantly in Pop culture as racism) while not being racist itself receive attention for consideration.
This article is about how both Shapiro and I, a proponent of the existence of White privilege (sort of), are correct all by the existence of the flesh-colored band-aid.
There is a claim from a few that because those alleged victims of Robert Kelly are not White, allegations against Kelly do not receive the same consideration.
The focus here is not necessarily the doctrine which will cause a spectrum of agreeance, but the way the pattern of family discord continued following mortality when Adam and Eve's family began to grow.
Is it odd to think the first parents had other children that those specifically mentioned in Genesis? Odd it is indeed unless there was more truth out there to factor into the equation, which there is. In this article perspective on the succession of the priesthood authority, God entrusted with Adam
This article is in support of things expressed of forgiveness the elixir and the miracle.
Effects of the fall discussed in the article apply to all of humanity in one degree or another. With each passing year since the fall of mankind from immortality, all corruption grows more corrupt and the elements cease to obey their original command more quickly.
Adult children need to become curious to leave home. Like Eve, curious to know how to keep all of the commandments God gave, including the forbidden fruit. She was willing to risk it all to know how to gain the knowledge of God, and she did. She risked and lost her life.
The wall, though. Like I said it seemed good initially. Now, I am against it. Don't stop reading, Mr. President. I can explain what changed.
This article explains asserts that no longer are the sins of the first humans condemning their offspring to eternal death. All humans endure the test of life by their merit after the grace of Christ is applied to all of their sins.
Experiencing the ability to die was one of many things that Adam and Eve would learn from mortality. This article covers how the new temporary life became a was like leaving home.
Accidental Death and Murder, are not so easy to accept. These are the conditions created by the first people. Conditions that have a purpose for good, but are unpleasant to experience.
Humanity has a death sentence that will occur in either old age or somewhere in the continuum between birth and maturity. Some will sit and fear its coming, some will not think of death until it occurs to a close relation, others will welcome it and even try to rush it along. All will experience it.
What should we as a people do when thousands are begging to get into a country that claims to offer refuge for the downtrodden historically when it also fears the threat of terrorism and crime? It is complicated.
So What is man's best friend name? Discussed here is the importance of naming a dog, and how it forms the emotional bond to the dogs we love because dogs have personality.
Christmas is always been a bitter, bitter-sweet, now sweet time because of the one who I lost that loved me most in the world.
A special time of year filled with wonder and cheer, Christmas brings back fond memories of love and acceptance, good food and presents.
Adam and Eve had hope in a plan of salvation that God prepared before the world was organized. Following is perspective on the First Couple, the true first King and Queen's exodus from heaven on Earth.
Fruitful defined is to bear fruit, a yield of fruit that is good. This bounteous descriptor and action apply to all aspects of life, starting of course with God's decree to have many offspring. Anxiously engaged in a GOOD cause producing GOOD results are what the Lord desires of His children.
This dominion came with a price tag. Adam and Eve had to subdue it, tame it. Work was involved. Getting to know the Garden and how it grew, not conquer, but subdue.
Adam and Eve's injunction to multiply and Replenish the world was one of the four (4) commandments God gave: --> Do not eat the forbidden fruit --> Oversee the Garden and the Earth --> Populate the Earth with people
Who thinks of growing up to become God? Jesus Christ thought about that, and He was God in the flesh. He thought that because it is possible by His own admission. In this article is discussed how the regular man or woman can become a god--not like a god, but a god indeed.
Creation is the power of intelligent beings, inherited from God who is the Master Creator. Human beings are the offspring of God with the power of God to create.
God's power over life and death, salvation to the soul and creation itself are beyond human comprehension unless God reveals it and all people benefit from it in every nation.
God's power is in the love that He has for all things who in turn honor Him with obedience to the laws He set for them, we call laws of nature. This article speaks on the power of God and how it relates to cleansing the inner vessel of man.
In this article, the goodness of God is a way that we as seekers of goodness can learn how to cleanse our vessels to become pure and clean spiritually. The key to learning about God's goodness is seeking to be good. Because our behavior is what comes out of man.
God's atonement is the highest form of Love because He laid down His mortal life for all humans, paying the price for sin through suffering until death. What better way to show someone love than to lay down life itself?
The purpose of life is to prepare to meet God. What better way to prepare than in giving to others the things that they need?
The warmth at Christmas time comes in many forms and from the most unexpected places. In the following true story, the warmth at Christmas was real and palpable from the heart to the skin and vice-versa.
The true meaning of a racist, or racism is lost to the connotation dragon of pop culture. In this article, the differences between what is racism and what is prejudice receive attention.
God desires people to communicate with Him. In answer to those prayers of faith, He will send the Spirit to testify of the truth of the thing the petitioner desires. How is that a psychological benefit?
God designed the universe to do what it does. The planets stay in their orbits around the star called the sun because it is written in the code. The word or code of God, The Master Scientist, runs through the universe. Humans do what their maker does, create and build.
Parents are to children as God the Father is to the human race. With all the confusion in the world over religion, it is easy to dismiss this simple truth of all humans being related. Accept that truth, then the other truths make sense.
This light-hearted article is about how foolishness is a part of life and we should learn from it when we can. Let's face it. Some of us will never learn because we are fools for life. Some of us are fools for life over a few things, while others are fools over everything!
To the world, the Bible may appear full of wonder and fascinating tales, and it is! More than the great stories, the Bible offers a real and powerful testimony of God and the divinity of Jesus Christ as His son.
Change can be the pure liquid oasis of light, a respite in the desert of darkened minds. In this article, the sons of King Mosiah find the truth after experiencing their Mecca-experience while going about trying to tear down the faith of their father's nation.
Pharisees and Scribes took offense at the disciples of Jesus Christ not holding to the rules of spiritual hygiene. Jesus took that opportunity to show those leaders what it means to truly be clean.
Somewhere in the centuries after God gave that initiative, the people left out the inward vessel cleansing, Christ meant for them and for us to keep ourselves clean and worthy on the outside as well as the inside.
After having experienced the horrible ordeal of careening toward certain doom and the exquisite bliss of having not met doom, life had a quiet moment of sanity for the Johnsons called Panguitch, Utah.
Family is the most important organization in the world. Nations and kingdoms fall, but family remains through it all. God's promise that family love can stand even against death looks like it will be tested during this part of the Utah trip.
The family and I were trapped in Utah following a family trip to General Conference for our church. The trip went from one delay on to another, but at least at this juncture, we were on our way back to Phoenix. This next delay proved was almost permanent.
Learning a lesson should come easy. Sometimes it does. Miracles happen. By small simple means, great things can happen. Because the process of the miracles is ordinary and commonplace, the beauty of the miracle is oftentimes missed. This article is about a miracle!
Is it so odd that all the drama in this universe is based on a disagree that started among family? As a way to get revenge against his brother and snub his father, Lucifer tempts away the people of the world to rebel as he did in heaven.
A reflective poem about being the refugee in the stories of our lives.
General Conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was in session with millions of members of the Church the world over listening. The prophets and leaders of the church spoke of calling on God for help in the hour of need. What timely advice for my intrepid family of travelers.
So, we were in Utah as a family up from Phoenix attending the April 2016 General Conference of our church. It was time to go home to Phoenix when a voice warned us to stay.
Persisting through the disappointments of car problems, complaining kids, traffic jams, missed meetings, and emotional misunderstandings finally, we could rest in the heaven of Russ and his wife Melinda. In this story is how heaven is only heaven for those who receive it.
Hell is a mental construct. Why do I say that? For most of the trip that we took in Utah for the 2016 General Conference for our church, I lived in hell. What actually went on and what I thought occurred did not sit well in my mind. Twenty/twenty hindsight lets me see how every experience blessed me
Zeezrom is the ambulance chasing lawyer from the year 82 B.C. Of course, he did not have ambulances to chase, but his sentiment was the same. Lawyers in the ancient City of Ammonihah had developed a culture with the Judges where they subverted the laws
A window can allow seeing in and out of a structure to get some idea of what might be inside. The structure is my heart and mind, my imagination! From the structure of my imagination, maybe a door will open to entertainment.
The reality of education is it happens no matter if the teacher means to teach it or not. This article contains information that public teachers have experience as modern teachers in Western culture.
In this article, the sons of an ancient king receive attention who went out seeking for themselves. What they found changed the course of life for thousands of people for generations.
In this article is the celebration of the Love I speak of, Mother. Mother died July 11, 2018, in her sleep. Mother's birthday is October 16 through 18. I will explain.
In this article, the ancient American Lawyer Zeezrom questions a preacher, Amulek, about God trying to find an occasion to trip him in his words so that charges can allow Zeezrom to earn his living in prosecution before judges. The lawyer's only reason for questioning the man is for a profit.
This article highlights an ancient discussion that took place between a lawyer and a preacher about devotion God and the love of money. How can a Saint know if he or she is truly devoted to God?
April of 2016, most of us Johnsons to a trip to Utah to participate in the General Conference for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For the seven of us that went, we experienced Conference in none of the ways we expected. The trip to Salt Lake City proved fraught with peril.
An outstanding writer by the name of Ann Carr issued the challenge to try out the new things we have learned in the article she wrote. This is my submission to her challenge. Enjoy.
This tithing relationship with God is not one-sided in nature. God expects us to show our devotion by giving back a tenth or ten percent of what He gives us annually. In return, He challenges us to test Him.
What was the significance of that act? What does the Savior mean when He says to “suffer the children to come unto” Him? Let us explore together what the Savior meant and see if we do not gain understanding into each of our roles, individually in suffering the Children.
In my mind, I pictured the Savior standing in the distance. My path was clear before my feet which led to Him. When the singer melodiously provided the invitation to come unto Him, in my heart I went.
My family and I had driven up from Phoenix to attend two of the five sessions of Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that weekend together but missed the opportunity. It was April 2016. I was angry.
It is a sign of engagement and entertainment? As strange as it may sound to some, it is important that adult students are engaged and entertained. There is no better way to engage and entertain a student than to encourage participation and let...
Going deep sea diving is not the most thrilling prospect for people like me. I mean, I have seen the movies like Deep Blue Sea, with one of my favorite actors Samuel L. Jackon, where people journey deep below the ocean water and something horrific...
We decided to visit Salt Lake City, Utah for the 2016 April General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We had a flat tire, got lost, were stopped by the police, was stuck in traffic, could not find parking, did not attend the meeting as a family
In this article Satans imitation of God to feed his need to be worshipped receives some attention.
My family and I were in Utah for the 2016 April General Conference for my church. We had endured a few setbacks were looking forward to eating a nice burger from Crown Burgers. The problem with dinner was that everybody and their dad want a burger too.
So far, nothing went as planned! Xavier (my oldest) and I did not get to attend the second session of Conference with our family as I wanted, but we still had one more ticketed session that Xavier and I could attend together, the Priesthood Session!
This tithing relationship with God is not one-sided in nature. God expects us to show our devotion by giving back a tenth or ten percent of what he gives us annually. In return, he challenges us to test him. He challenges us to let him prove to us he is faithful in our support.
Text Edit Sometimes, seeing God in the details can be difficult. Oh, He is there, of course, but understanding how His plan for happiness coincides with my plan for gratification in any way requires some spiritual growing pains.
We have a general set of meetings every six months that we normally watch online or on television. We wanted to be ambitious that year and see it live! Opposition crept up the entire trip to prevent us from getting to our goal: To see Conference live as a family.
We had already started the trip and went through a hardship. I was not about to turn around. I needed this trip for self-satisfaction! Plus, we were so close to the destination and so far from the starting point.
Though I had never been in a compromising position due to my race in my life, all of the news and media I've processed in my 41 years indicated to me that my life was as precious as a silk garment in a fiery furnace when dealing with the police!
God, I know, blesses us in unseen ways and in seen ways as was evident in our little incident in the black mountains. In this article, I talk about how God changed my tire.
Helaman, the son of Alma the Younger, the son of Alma the founder of the Church of Christ among the Nephites, would have the opportunity to carry on the spiritual legacy of his grandfather. Part One
The only way to destroy an American nation is from internal strife and irreligious society. This goes for all people who settle here, including those who became slaves. This article is about the chosen nature of Americans of faith, particularly the Black Americans.
This article offers perspective on how the Restored Gospel can take the lives of people and turn them into Saints, specifically Black lives that also matter.
Helaman, the son of Alma the Younger, the son of Alma the founder of the Church of Christ among the Nephites, would have the opportunity to carry on the spiritual legacy of his grandfather. Part Two
Many elements determine how the Gospel can help any society. It can help the Black community in ways that will only become aware when the benefits become effective in the lives of the individuals involved. This article is about the Restored Gospel being that Change!
It was cold, and the tire was flat. We were up a mountain somewhere in Southern Utah trying to get to Salt Lake City the back way. This is the second article about being Trapped in Utah.
Amalickiah, an ancient American leader equivalent to Hitler in destruction cause a bloody series of war among the Nephite and Lamanite Civilizations in The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. This is the second Article.
Of all the kings of all the people of the Lamanites, The Book of Mormon presents Amalickiah as the most ruthless and ambitious! This is the first of three articles about him.
In this article, I will touch on the very nature of what it means to live in Western society as I expose a piece of our society that we may not know exists within us.
The Black community is destroying itself trying to be so separate from everybody else that it fails to see that being separate does not make a people exceptional. Solutions and opinions to Black Lives that Matter in this article.
I want you to know reader, that I was at the lowest point of discouragement I could be and still call myself a Christian when we started this Utah journey. This is the first installment of being trapped in Utah.
The tree's fruit had the power to alter the chemical makeup of Adam and Eve's physical bodies. It would change their neurological constitution and cause the poisonous blood to flow through their veins that causes decay and degeneration.
It is celebrated in American media. We make fun of the good guy who follows all the rules and find a way to turn him or her into a bad guy! Look what DC did to the story of Superman!
Cults start because of the psychological hold that the leaders of a religion have over their followers. There are signs of cultish behavior. The first sign is making excuses for the abuser to justify the behavior. #3
All humans belong to God and He wants all of humanity to be with Him. “God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life,” John 3:16.
What is so destructive about such a constructive political movement? In the wake of the movement, traditionally good institutions are maligned and villainized.
The atonement of Jesus Christ is the process of being at one with Him. He pays the penalty for all the bad in each of our lives by taking it away from us.
King Benjamin wanted to have a legacy of freedom also--one that freed his people from ignorance of the love of God. In this article is written the teachings of King Benjamin about the freedom of those who do and believe the word of God.
In this article is discussed the message King Benjamin wanted to give his subject, the same one of belief. He wanted to take them out of spiritual slavery and the bondage of ignorance to worship Jehovah in purity.
The devil and one-third of the host of heaven, all of the living 7 billion (plus) people, and all dead people since the time of Adam, who have not been resurrected, simultaneously live on this planet called earth!
That is the great mystery solved--heaven is on earth! When the spirits of the dead leave their bodies, they don't go floating off to some distant ethereal realm in a parallel universe!
Jesus wanted to impress upon the minds of people that God is a rewarder of all them who follow Him no matter when they begin; the promise to them is the same as it was to the first.
It is really important for me to answer those questions honestly so that I can know how to approach God for help in changing if I find my answers unacceptable. Maybe there are Christians out there who have thought of these things?
Even after I had found God and converted to Christ, I could not reconcile theses long-held feelings of doubt in the very story that set Jesus apart from all men and women born, Immaculate Conception.
Eating and substance abuse occur commonly enough in society to cause a growing concern as the number of cases of the varied disorders increase.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been trying to define itself to the world ever since its formation in upstate New York in 1830 with six active members.
Comments sometimes deserve their own article! All of the most provocative and humorous ones have a story to tell. Read the story!
Jesus, the God, gave the Law of Moses and completed it at the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea in a glorious resurrection. This article is about the seven occurrences in Abinadi's life that made him a shadow of things to come in the life of Jesus.
The list of seven things that shows how the lives of Abinadi and Jesus parallel making Abinadi a shadow of what was to come with Christ's life.
Abinadi's life was not his own. He was a walking prediction. His ministry to King Noah and his priest paralleled Christ's ministry so much that this article is one of several that focus on the seven things they shared in their ministries in common.
In this article, the authority of Abinadi is discussed. The life of Abinadi is virtually unknown until his public ministry. He appears on the public scene, preaches his message, and suffers his fate with the same determination as would his coming Messiah Jesus Christ.
Abinadi. like John the Baptist, was a forerunner of Christ. His purpose was to prepare the way before the coming of Messiah. His purpose was to prime the people to receive their King.
Mormon doesn't have a church. Wanting to have us called by the person whom we worship is not trying to deny who we are. We are finally admitting to the world emphatically who we are. We are Christ's chosen people.
This article covers the challenges faced by a nation, more particularly the commanding officer of the military of this nation and how he dealt with the political intrigue. Part A
Because of the covenant that God made with the modern Church of Jesus Christ, a government was inspired into existence that makes it almost impossible to turn the people against Christ, almost. Article One
Because of the covenant that God made with the modern Church of Jesus Christ, a government was inspired into existence that makes it almost impossible to turn the people against Christ, almost. Article Two
Because of the covenant that God made with the modern Church of Jesus Christ, a government was inspired into existence that makes it almost impossible to turn the people against Christ, almost. Article Three
Would you listen to a celebrity if he or she asked you to make a life change?
Would you listen to a celebrity if he or she asked you to make a life change? The Beginning
Industry standards change rapidly in the information age calling for a solid foundation of experts who can provide the necessary training to facilitate seamless transitions from one system to the next. Part 2
Ancient prophets saw my life! This is what they saw: me crushing on a White girl and learning how to learn that White people are not stuck in the 1800's? This is part seven.
The leadership gets it. The rest of us Mormons still need to work on it. Being Black and Mormon in America is volumes of books waiting to be written condensed into articles. This is part four.
The leadership gets it. The rest of us Latter-day Saint still need to work on it. Being Black and Latter-day Saint in America is volumes of books waiting to be written condensed into articles. This is part four.
The leadership gets it. The rest of us Latter-day Saints still need to work on it. Being Black and a Latter-day Saint in America is volumes of books waiting to be written condensed into articles. This is part three.
The leadership gets it. The rest of us Latter-day Saint still need to work on it. Being Black and Latter-day Saint in America is volumes of books waiting to be written condensed into articles. This is part four.
Schizophrenia describes a collection of disorders that have a connection to hallucinations of the sensory organs and delusions at a minimum. This is part two.
As a partner in this great plan of salvation Jesus executed along with Adam & Eve, mankind would be tried and tested with the opportunity to live again in the presence of God. This is part two.
As a partner in this great plan of salvation Jesus executed along with Adam & Eve, mankind would be tried and tested with the opportunity to live again in the presence of God. This is part one.
The truth is, we do not know for sure. There is no proof that God did not use evolution regarding animals. There is no evidence that it occurred on earth. This is Part one.
Understanding the nature of God includes understanding the nature of His creations. This is Part Three.
Angels come in many classes of which are listed a few here. This is Part Two of The Eternal Nature of God.
Our lives extend beyond eternity because we lived with God as spirits for eternity learning to become like He is and maturing to a point where He could send us to progress more on earth. Part one.
Our lives extend beyond eternity because we lived with God as spirits for eternity learning to become like He is and maturing to a point where He could send us to progress more on earth. Part Two
Our lives extend beyond eternity because we lived with God as spirits for eternity learning to become like He is and maturing to a point where He could send us to progress more on earth. Part Three.
The purpose of this article is to be funny. It can cause you to laugh out loud or smirk a bit. It may offend you a little depending on how well I put the words together
Language can be defined as a form of communication that allows intercourse between multiple people, is arbitrary (in words individually), generative (in word placement), and constantly evolving.
It is true that some Saints believed, and many still do believe, that African Blacks carry the mark of the curse of Cain through Ham and his wife Egyptus in the form of a high concentration of melanin. This is part one.
The Church was not the only mostly White religion that taught along the lines of a curse on Blacks due to being the descendants of Cain; however, it was the only church claiming to be the Lord's restored church at the time. This is part two.
Jealous Cain could not see past his own lust, which with the help of Satan became a blood lust. He called himself according to Moses Master Mahan. The great secret was that he could murder and get gain without getting found out--or so he thought. This is the conclusion of the 4-part series.
This is the third installment of the sad tale regarding Cain and Abel. This article will focus on the actions Cain took to become the person of infamy he is today and what Adam and Eve did to recover.
Adam and even taught their children the gospel, but apparently, the serpent in the garden, Satan, was not through with Adam and Eve. Since he could not tempt them away from God to worship him, he did so with the other humans. This is part two of a four part series
In this series of articles following is the truth about the brothers Cain and Abel. Of course, no treatment of the family of Adam and Eve is complete without touching a little on the first parents themselves. This is part one of four.
Adam was created first and Eve second. The scriptural account states that Eve was taken from the rib of Adam. This is Part One of their real story.
The nationalities of Black American ancestors are a mystery for the great majority of the group. Slavery stripped this group of the choice to decide to merge with American culture. This is part two of The Truth About Being Black in America
The Book of Mormon testifies that Jesus Christ IS truly the Savior of all mankind and not just a man who led a small cult of people away from traditional Judaism. This is Part Two
We learn from Moroni's writings the precarious nature of his existence as he records ". . .after the great and tremendous battle at Cumorah, behold, the Nephites who had escaped into the country southward were hunted by the Lamanites, until they were all destroyed."
This is about the life of Captain Moroni. He was a patriot and a man of God who did not fear to fight for his country and his Faith! Part Two covers Moroni's character and honor.
Debauchery surrounded Mormon on every side it appears as he mentions in his record. This is part two of Leading the Spiritually Dead.
Mormon was a philosopher and literary genius. Following will be the concluding part of a look into the life of Mormon, the most famous Mormon in the world.
This article is a continuation of the critique of the critique of the Book of Mormon by noted and celebrated writer Mark Twain. In
The father of American literature, of course, would have an opinion on the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ since it claims a uniquely American origin. Who better to take to task the "Mormon Bible?"
In this article grief and loss receive attention--how it is okay that we process them very individualistically.
Ann Carr issued a challenge that all interested readers would take one of the photos at the beginning of that article and write a descriptive piece by poem or story. This is my contribution to the challenge.
Dementia is a general term used to describe any condition that impairs memory, language, reasoning, attention, perception, or problem-solving. Here are ways we adjusted to having a relative with dementia. It may help you.
The confession that I make for all living adults is: We don't know everything.
Faith is the final frontier of human exploration. Though it was not his purpose to do so, Gene Roddenberry and his subsequent Star Trek universe creators set in course what all Religions promise in some form, which is peace on Earth.
The racial history of the Church is one of inclusion even with the specific segregation of its Black members from priesthood service and temple sacraments. This is part five.
The leadership gets it. The rest of us Latter-day Saints still need to work on it. Being Black and a Latter-day Saint in America is volumes of books waiting to be written condensed into this article.
It has been years since anyone she knows has visited her. Another tear leaps into the lined face of the woman from her eyelash as she sits staring into the wall wondering where life has gone.
Are not the stories of any writer a reflection of what is in the reservoirs of that writer's soul? Is that why we can be as protective as a mother bear over her cubs when editors try to change our cubs--books!?
With the changes that have come to the hubber community, it would be easy to focus on that negativity and fester in it. Nothing good would come of it
After the death of their beloved leader Joseph Smith, a dejected group of American Saints began a long pilgrimage to the unknown lands of the West to forge a new home in the Rocky Mountains. No group of Americans had done this before. These people,...
Recently, I looked in the mirror and saw something that triggered many different emotions. Before I confess it, I do not believe I am alone in it.
Getting older can be a great comfort. However, I am not writing to talk about those—the comforts. I want to confess, and not only for myself. I confess for all the 40 somethings! Is that possible?
I have the natural gift of looking and sounding younger than what I am, by about 15 years or so. This blessing has allowed me to have some unique encounters with people.
Would you listen to a celebrity if he or she asked you to make a life change?
This will not stop all of it, but it will make it harder for the predators to have easy access. As embarrassing as this is for me and others, Me Too.
This is a Christmas challenge to retell the Christmas story in a genre-specific way that is unique and engaging. You be the Judge. This short story is my SCI-FI attempt.
Dramatization of the Christmas story from the perspective of Mary and Joseph. What your body was to be the home of a God? What would you say if your fiance was pregnant with someones else's kid?
Analyst and reporters decry the words of the US president angling that it will undo decades of diplomacy. Of course, it will.
The Rock as referred to in the title is not a wrestler/actor named Dewayne Johnson. Hmm, Johnson. I wonder if we're related somehow. Regardless. The Rock in this true story differs. Read on.
The challenge is to tell the story from genre perspectives by December 25, 2018, which is the cut-off day for the challenge. We as participants in the Challenge will read all the entries & judge them.
This is the Final Hub in a seven-day Thanksgiving writing challenge I issued myself and other interested writers. The words of the day are Feasts of Giving. For the rules, look up Thanksgiving Challen
This is the third sixth in a seven-day Thanksgiving writing challenge I issued myself and other interested writers. The words of the day are Apple Pie. For the rules, look up Thanksgiving Challenge 20
This is the Fifth article in a seven-day Thanksgiving writing challenge I issued myself and other interested writers. The word of the day is Gobble. For the rules, look up Thanksgiving Challenge 2016.
This is the Fourth article in a seven-day Thanksgiving writing challenge I issued myself and other interested writers. The word of the day is Pilgrim. For the rules, look up Thanksgiving Challenge 201
I give thanks for the gift of writing bestowed upon me by sharing the praise method my mother used to lift my ego to its proper place.
This is the second story in a seven-day Thanksgiving writing challenge I issued myself and other interested writers. The word of the day is Pilgrim. For the rules, look up Thanksgiving Challenge 2016
This is my first entry into the Thanksgiving challenge I initiated on Friday, 11/18/16. I hope you will enjoy.
Celebrate the olive branch of friendship between people who may be different culturally and philosophically, share the same bonds of human
As I read all of the sentiments about the 2016 outcome for president, I think on my feelings for Prsident Obama. If I could ensure a letter to him, following is how I would express it.
Not that he is comparing himself to Hib, but his brother had to give up his dream temporarily to serve the Lord. Hiram’s goal is to follow Hib’s example. Why is it so hard to get an answer....
My views of the 2016 Candidates for president. Read and then vote! I turned in an early ballot.
This is the first of a series of stories I plan to write on HubPages about Woza Moya Ongcwele--Come Holy Spirit. This story, or chapter is about Hiram.
This is my response to a challenge issued by Ann Carr here on HubPages to take a boring word or words and write and engaging hub about it. I chose watching paint dry.
This article covers the challenges faced by a nation, more particularly the commanding officer of the military of this nation and how he dealt with the political intrigue. Part B
What happens when the only thing you have is your thoughts and Time? The potential for something... Well read and see!
Because of the covenant that God made with the modern Church of Jesus Christ, a government was inspired into existence that makes it almost impossible to turn the people against Christ, almost. Article Four
Amalickiah was a cruel and ruthless king, but he was the model of persistence. He wanted a throne by any means possible!
Finding out that the Bible is the Word of God makes it more than a passive relationshiop with a really old book. Find out how to appreciate it, and bear witness that the Bible is the Word of God!
This is about the life of Captain Moroni. He was a patriot and a man of God who did not fear to fight for his country and his Faith! Part one covers cultural and military aspects of Moroni's life.
This is not THE movement, but about the importance of it and what Rodric Johnson thinks the cause and the cure for the ails of the Black community are!!
Slavery beat the hell out of them, the Civil Rights Movement tried remuneration for them, but only Jesus Christ can save them. All of them. Black Lives Matter to Jesus.
This article discusses a unique perspective of Black Lives Matter... About how it is not just Whites who need to know it, but Blacks too!