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Rodric Johnson (Rodric29)

Joined 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona. Last activity 10 days ago.

Rodric Anthony Johnson was born in the bustling city of Rochester, New York in the wintry month of November.  Being migrant by nature, his family uprooted and moved to the Southeast. He now lives in the Southwest in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife and kids. 

Rodric aspires to be a great writer and has published a few works and plans to release others as they come along. He has completed an undergraduate in psychology and a graduate in education, but his interests include topics mostly about religion and politics--the two taboo convesational topics.

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  • 2

    The Truth about The Holy Ghost

    3 weeks ago

    The third member of the council, the Holy Ghost is a testator. He testifies of the first two members of the Godhead without bringing any direct attention to Himself. The Holy Ghost is also a revelator

  • 3

    Full Circle Discrimination

    3 weeks ago

    We are disenfranchised by the lower courts who overturned our votes to deny same-gender marriage status equal to natural, traditional marriage. The Supreme Court has declined to hear appeals on the voters' behalf. Its...

  • 2

    Will Your Words Convict You?

    2 months ago

    Words that lift up the soul or bring it down are spoken each minute. By those words, could the speaker's conviction be good or bad? Would a judge and jury agree that by his or her words a man or a woman is good or bad?

  • 4

    2016 Power Grab Excludes Romney

    3 months ago

    Romney in my mind is advocating the republican party find someone new to steer its political aspiration for the presidential office.

  • 2

    When the Window to the Soul is Smudged

    3 months ago

    The greatest gift we can give to our neighbors is charity. We judge them through the window that has been cleanse by the frailty of our own weakness.

  • 5

    Editor Please?

    4 months ago

    The way to become an excellent writer as well as a creative one is to know that you will make an (or many) editing mistake.

  • 2

    God Gets on My Last Nerve!

    5 months ago

    We will be expected to account of our actions and thoughts--our racism and bigotry. How can we love God who is not with us personally if we cannot even love the people we live with daily? We must learn to love as God...

  • 4

    Phoenix Temple: Another LDS Haven in Arizona!

    5 months ago

    To faithful members of The Church of Jesus Christ, the temple provides a connection to their ancestors. Members of the church believe that within the temple they can connect to past relatives through ordinances such as...

  • 0

    Getting Personal With Christianity # 4

    5 months ago

    I recognized that a sin I continued to commit cannot be forgiven. Repent means to turn away from and loose all desire to return towards.

  • 2

    The African Heritage of The Book of Mormon

    6 months ago

    The obvious connection to Africa is the language.

  • 2

    Getting Personal With Christianity

    3 months ago

    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. Some how, I was supposed to accept that...

  • 4

    Getting Personal With Christianity #3: Proof

    7 months ago

    The message of Christianity is Jesus Christ suffered for the sins of the world and was resurrected so that all may be resurrected and those who accept Him will not suffer for their sins, but have glory with Him in the...

  • 0

    Financial Peace University is Older than You Think!

    6 months ago

    King Benjamin taught financial peace hundreds of years before it was packaged by Dave Ramsey.

  • 0

    The Sealed Portion of the Plates?

    7 months ago

    I wanted to believe the things in the book and found myself believing those words as I read out of force of desire. I read enough of the book to be satisfied that I believed it, just as I did with The Book of Mormon....

  • 0

    Rock of Offense and Stone of Stumbling

    5 months ago

    The Atonement of Jesus Christ for the sins and hurts of humanity is a complex subject that cannot be spoken of in lightness. It is so profound that Jesus has felt every hurt and pain or every joy and rejoicing that each...

  • 0

    The Atonement by King Benjamin

    6 months ago

    In order to become one of God's chosen people or a saint Benjamin expresses that all MUST deny, put off, reject--or any other word of separation--the natural or basic man.

  • 0

    Altruism in The Book of Mormon

    6 months ago

    How much greater a desire should humanity towards altruism seeing that God has provided all things! Are not all dependent on the grace of God in his kindness to provide the sphere called earth with an atmosphere...

  • 0

    Look What God Can Do!

    4 weeks ago

    Now, if we can do all these things, it is because we are just like that very person, that very being who created us, even God. Of course we can organize materials and create things from them that did not exist before....

  • 1

    Richie Incognito + Jonathan Martin = Bullying in the NFL?

    7 months ago

    Jonathan Martin and Richie Incognito are offensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins. Martin left the Dolphins after Incognito allegedly bullied him passed the breaking point. Martin, a 6"5' 312 pound 2-year tackle...

  • 9

    Assimilation of the Black People. Resistance is Futile!

    6 months ago

    African American Blacks may be taking and accepting the cry of other Americans who have assimilated such as those of Asian and many of those of Latin descent. This group of people who want and desire this lessening, the...

  • 2

    Meet a Mormon: Wesley Morris

    6 months ago

    Wes is what you can expect of a young LDS adult. He wrestled for his high school. He played football. He is attractive and athletically built. He even has blonde hair and blue eyes!

  • 2

    The Book of Mormon: Doers of the Word

    6 months ago

    Believe in God; believe that he is, and that he created all things, both in heaven and in earth; believe that he has all wisdom, and all power, both in heaven and in earth; believe that man doth not comprehend all the...

  • 2

    AAA Yellow Cab - Taxi Driver

    7 months ago

    Though it lacks consistency, without that transportation service many Arizona patients would not have the ability to travel to medically related appointments. This is not a blast towards the AAA Yellow Cab Company. It...

  • 10

    King Benjamin, the Man not the Money!

    6 months ago

    King Benjamin began his reign during a perilous time in Nephite history, one of transitions. His father King Mosiah had past away during a great contention with the Lamanites and Benjamin had to step into his role...

  • 10

    Karma Train Has Stopped at Obama Station - Syria!

    7 months ago

    Now, President Obama has the chance to liberate a nation of people who are being oppressed and killed. How many allies does he have? One! France!

  • 0

    Theories of Environmental Psychology

    18 months ago

    All psychology could fit within a context of environmental psychology at its broadest application to conduct multiple studies to better catalog and understand psychological disorders and improve functionality of...

  • 0

    The Evolution of Industrial Organizational Psychology

    6 months ago

    The importance of research and statistics in industrial/organization psychology ranks in comparison with the importance of air-travel to aeronautical machinery. One cannot occur without the other. Every particular case...

  • 8

    Truth About Cain & Abel

    7 months ago

    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...

  • 0

    Elder Joshua Burton - Music Man

    5 months ago

    "When the Lord showed us the miracle recovery of Josh's back, he let us and everyone that prayed for Josh know he heard our prayers. There's no doubt about that. But God knew it was Josh's time, so once he'd shown...

  • 3

    The Truth About Organic Evolution

    3 months ago

    The Lord Jesus was very explicit in His statement about how man came to be. The mysterious part comes in when He says that He took man from the dust of the ground. What did He mean by that? Did he mean He took of the...

  • 1

    Schizophrenia: Daniel Paul Schreber (Previously labeled Paranoid Schizophrenia)

    6 months ago

    Paranoid Schizophrenia describes one of many disorders associated with the family of disorders called schizophrenia. Schizophrenia describes a collection of disorders that have a connection to hallucinations of the...

  • 8

    Know What You Worship!

    7 months ago

    God is a glorified human being who loves all of humanity because we are His children--not just something He created out of frivolity. One day we will remember Him and know of all the things that entered our hearts for...

  • 0

    You A Fool!

    2 months ago

    If you are thinking that you are not the fool, then great. If you are thinking that you are the fool, then welcome to the world of normal people. It is okay if your are the fool.

  • 7

    Violation of Trust

    9 months ago

    The charge against the president as a perjurer was to convince the Senate that the crimes he committed were of a nature as to make him unable to perform in the office of president.

  • 2

    Get Your Prayers Heard: Yield To God

    6 months ago

    We do not care for ourselves, but the biosphere that holds the atmosphere to this planet was fashioned over eons by God. The ecosystems that exist on the planet were ordered by God. We are not as glorious, knowledgeable...

  • 4

    The Formal Prayer

    6 months ago

    ...[W]hen thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men...[E]nter into thy closet, and when thou...

  • 0

    The Basics About Abnormal Psychology

    4 months ago

    Psychology captured the attention of inquisitive minds from the oldest of sources available, though abnormal psychology only recently appeared in scientific nomenclature. A brief examination of the origins of abnormal...

  • 2

    Ask GOD: Pattern of Prayer

    6 months ago

    The Lord desires to share truths, whether they be the truths of the universe or if it is the truth that He really exists and answers prayers. All truths are there for the asking if the hearer does so with real intent.

  • 0

    Thank GOD: Pattern of Prayer

    5 months ago

    Gratitude is one of many methods of inviting the Spirit of God to aid His children during prayer. Showing gratitude to Father is a humbling practice where we acknowledge His supremacy in all mortal and heavenly things...

  • 10

    Meet a Mormon: Ryan Rotella

    7 months ago

    "Anytime you stomp on something it shows that you believe that something has no value. So if you were to stomp on the word Jesus, it says that the word has no value."

  • 11

    Mormon Scriptures Update

    7 months ago

    Having a basic tenet that God continues to speak to an authorized prophet makes it normal among this group of Christians to accept changes to scripture, even if only in punctuation, because of a culture of change that...

  • 2

    Affection, Protection, and Fidelity to Your Wife

    7 months ago

    Fidelity is of the greatest import to our spouses. Be true to your wife physically and emotionally. There is no exception. Death is a better option than braking the vow to your wife of chastity.

  • 11

    The Fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil

    7 months ago

    Satan desired to be God. Unlike God however, he desired to control the plan of salvation and dictate how it transpired for each person regardless of choice. He did not desire Adam and Eve to fail as has been popularly...

  • 0

    Loving Your Wife

    6 months ago

    It is natural and common for men to lead families, but they must do so in righteousness only as the families are willing to follow fathers' lead through gentle persuasion--never by compulsion. The rewards of doing so...

  • 0

    Meet a Black Latter-day Saint: Sandile Makasi

    7 months ago

    Since joining this BDLS group, it seeks to unite members throughout the world, inspire, share ideas and lead them to Christ. I have loved reading inspirational stories. I also like the fact that there are updates on...

  • 6

    Get Your Prayers Heard!

    6 months ago

    One of the most important aspect of Truth Christianity is to know how to address the Father and in whose name we pray. The Savior instructed all people to prayer to the Father as he prayed to the Father. It is important...

  • 4

    Remebering Sandy Hook Elementary

    5 months ago

    No words of comfort will satisfy the confusion and agony of loosing a loved one. No religious belief or philosophy can substitute for the comfort of holding a child again.

  • 3

    Being "The One"

    6 months ago

    Suddenly, in stumbled a beggar requesting funds for food! We had been in town long enough to know that such things could happen, but it took me half kilter regardless.

  • 4

    Meet Black Mormons: BLDS on FaceBook!

    3 months ago

    Use to be that if you were Mormon, you were a Caucasian living in the Rocky Mountains in the Salt Lake Basin, the great state of Utah. That has started to change. Mormons can be found any and everywhere though in small...

  • 10

    Battling Diabetic Neuropathy: Brimstone Monster

    7 months ago

    Each day I notice a few of the things that I did before become more difficult to do because the disease of diabetic neuropathy.

  • 9

    The TRUTH About The Book of Mormon

    6 months ago

    It is important for all Christians and others to know of the truth of this book because it testifies that the Bible record is authentic, being a second witness of the divinity of Christ and verifies ancient stories and...

  • 10

    Five Reasons TO FOLLOW A Writer

    6 months ago

    So, you think you can write. You start your hubpages account and you find that you are a pretty good writer. After a few Hubs, you notice that a string of people have started to follow you and give you some decent...

  • 2

    The Powerful Words

    6 months ago

    Of all the animals on the planet, one stands apart and unique from the others because of its ability to move beyond its instinctual programming and supplant reason above its will to survive. Of course, this animal is...

  • 4

    Adam and Eve's Partnership With Jesus Christ

    5 months ago

    As a partner in this great plan of salvation, that God the Father authored and Jesus executed along with Adam & Eve, mankind would be tried and tested with the opportunity to live again in the presence of God...

  • 4

    Purpose and Power of Prayer

    7 months ago

    But behold, I say unto you that ye must pray always, and not faint; that ye must not perform any thing unto the Lord save in the first place ye shall pray unto the Father in the name of Christ, that he will consecrate...

  • 1

    The Family Failed First!

    6 months ago

    In modern society, it seems as though the individual is who matters most in relationships-- with the normalcy of divorce in world culture. Oppression and mistreatment of women and children have caused a civil world...

  • 0

    I Heard an Apostle Speak in Person!

    5 months ago

    There was no rebuke in his words. He did not announce some strange thing as I expected. He admitted to us that he was an ordinary man with an extraordinary calling. He took no glory to himself, though we thought him a...

  • 7

    Romney and Ryan Again! In the Perspective of Ryan and Biden Debate.

    3 months ago

    It is important to take notice of the vice presidential debate because, either Biden or Ryan can possibly lead the nation depending on which of the candidates the electorate places in power. The office of vice president...

  • 11

    Arizona Justice!

    8 months ago

    Now Daniel can rest in peace. Now it is time to let the matter rest. Now is the time to have the proper grieving. Now we can truly say good-bye to a community member whom we came to know because his life ended, Daniel.

  • 31

    The Truth About Blacks and The Curse of Cain

    5 months ago

    President Brigham Young refuted the possibility of this falsehood in his support of a first presidency message declaring that all who obtained the first estate of life did so with earnest. No soul sat idly by in the war...

  • 3

    Ten Reasons Why Your Wife is Right

    7 months ago

    I know what the men are thinking if they bothered to read past the title. I think the same way. My wife is NOT right all the time. I plead with you men, listen to the spirit of that statement and do not get caught in...

  • 0

    Hell IS on Earth!

    6 months ago

    Pitch forks and burning physical lakes are the imagination of men, not the word of God. God has declared that no man knows the horror of hell save those who are assigned to it because God has not revealed the end...

  • 4

    Heaven is Literally here on Earth!

    6 weeks ago

    The righteous will have the ability to--through faith in the Lord Jesus--know more of the mysteries of God in Heaven if we sought to know them in this life also. All people save a minority of humankind will go to...

  • 0

    Adam and Eve into the Dreary World

    7 months ago

    Adam and Eve's growing posterity would not listen to the gospel taught to them, bringing sorrow and affliction to their parents. When Eve bore Cain, she was full of hope and joy at his birth. Adam also joyed in a...

  • 0

    The Eternal Nature of God

    6 months ago

    God the Father has a body of flesh and bone. This news is based on scripture through the testimony of a prophet,Joseph Smith. Joseph claims to have seen God the Father and Jesus Christ in answer to his prayer to know...

  • 0

    The Results of Adult Participation Action Research Project

    6 months ago

    It is a matter of proven fact that participation improves in the classes when discussions became the greater focus. However, the largest changes that occur do so with the instructor and not the students. Having a...

  • 0

    Analyzing Cause of Participation Deficit: Learning in any Setting

    3 months ago

    The adults may not participate in class for several factors with one that may be chief above all, instructor-teaching strategy.

  • 6

    Faith To Give Tithing and Trust God

    7 months ago

    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...

  • 9

    Joseph Smith Jr. A Prophet of God

    6 months ago

    Joseph Smith did more for the salvation of men than any other person except Jesus Christ. Because of his unique position in history, the adversary would have the misguided worship him, or the detractors claim that the...

  • 25

    The Truth about The Nicene/Athanasian Creed Concept of God

    17 months ago

    Paul told them that humans are the offspring of God. We are descendants of God through Adam and Eve. We are children of a particular parentage spiritually.

  • 0

    The Purpose and Context of Class Participation for an Action Research Project: Learning in any Setting.

    4 months ago

    Participation is an important part of the educational experience. It increases the chance that information is correctly disseminated and received by teacher and student. This research project explores adult...

  • 0

    Adult Education and Participation through Action Research

    7 months ago

    Action research is just what it purports in description. It is research in action. See what I recommend and review my graduate work in Education for Adults.

  • 8

    Camping for the Body and the Spirit

    6 months ago

    A scout is honest and trustworthy still applies, though in that instance, that scout did not honor the rules of engagement in the game. Instead of judging the boy too harshly, I also reasoned that a person is not one...

  • 0

    Witness of A Dying Nation, Moroni

    6 months ago

    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...

  • 0

    Meet Mormon the General of the Damned

    6 months ago

    In the failing moral environment, Mormon receives exception from God. Mormon describes how he received visitations of the spirit and acknowledgement of heaven to sooth him in his jaded culture.

  • 21

    Meet Mormon, the Chief Author of The Book of Mormon

    6 months ago

    Mormon was a philosopher and literary genius. Following will be a brief look into the life of Mormon, the most famous Mormon in the world.

  • 30

    The Genetics of Racism

    7 months ago

    Are White people subconsciously teaching racism to each generation? Possibly some are. Is it a genetic trait that is passed on inevitably? Questionable at best!

  • 46

    The Real Story of Adam and Eve

    6 months ago

    Adam was created first and Eve second. The scriptural account states that Eve was taken from the rib of Adam. Out of this rib from Adam, God formed Woman. She, Eve, was made of the same dust that Adam's body was made.

  • 5

    Grief and Hope: Zipporah Linda-Ann Johnson

    6 months ago

    Zipporah had the most adorable smile that could win the hearts of any, and she did. She was a tiny person and looked as if she was an unwrapped and walking doll! My daughter, Zipporah Linda-ann Johnson passed away on...

  • 16

    Life Before Eden

    13 months ago

    We lived before we were born. We lived as spirit children of Heavenly parentage created in the image of God the Father. Our lives extend beyond eternity because we lived with God as spirits for eternity learning to...

  • 15

    Dead Body Poses

    2 months ago

    It was not the dehumanization of the bomber but the understanding that a human that would do such a deed failed and pictures were taken as evidence of that failure. To the soldiers, this represented a defeat of the...

  • 2

    Dwell On The Past - Lose Your Soul!

    4 months ago

    It will be hard to overcome the hurt, but the reward is worth it and free to us all. I know that God lives and that He desires us to overcome our crosses whether they are our own making or the making of another or even...

  • 38

    Daniel Adkins Murdered by Cordell Jude

    7 months ago

    Jude could have driven away from the scene rather than remain and argue with a man of questionable mental comprehension. He did not have to wait until his actions instigated Adkins into punching at him. Jude nearly ran...

  • 4

    The Source of Racism?

    7 months ago

    If information that is incorrect is pumped into society, such as the Earth being flat, the number of people who believe and promulgate the information determines if it becomes a cultural truth....

  • 0

    The Awkward Dance

    4 months ago

    Have you ever wondered about how life looks through the eyes of a child in denial of what is actually happening? Have you ever spent hours awake thinking about ways to change your situation so that it makes sense? This...

  • 0

    Latter-day Saints (Mormons) Fast to Connect with God

    7 months ago

    For Latter-day Saints or Mormons, fasting is a monthly ritual where members of the church are asked to go without food for two meals and donate the money saved from those meals to The Church of Jesus Christ of...

  • 76

    The Truth about Being Black in America

    2 months ago

    The fact that African Americans are called African at all is an indication of the limited explanation of this group's history. The nationalities of Black American ancestors are a mystery for the great majority of the...

  • 26

    Shooting of Black Men: The context of Trayvon and George

    7 months ago

    February 26, 2012 marks the tragic end of the life of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin at the hands of a neighborhood watch member, George Zimmerman. This is the Anniversary Mouth

  • 1

    Lifting of the Ban Healing of the Soul

    6 months ago

    Whether the ban was of man or of God is not important ... it is your purpose to be true to your beliefs—the things God have revealed to you. I know that the gospel has been restored and that the missionaries who...

  • 0

    Factors in Adult Education

    3 weeks ago

    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.

  • 7

    Five Basic Elements of Language Defined

    3 months ago

    An exploration of language and what building blocks make language. Language can be defined as a form of communication that allows intercourse between multiple people, that is arbitrary (in words individually),...

  • 4

    The Truth about Gender

    7 months ago

    Biology does influence gender behavior, but does not determine how a specific gender may behave. Other factors contribute to the development biologically and environmentally to shape behavior.

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