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Rodric Johnson

Joined 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona. Last activity 7 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.

See Me Here: http://rodricjohnson.brandyourself.com/

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  • 2

    The African Heritage of The Book of Mormon

    12 days ago

    The obvious connection to Africa is the language.

  • 0

    Getting Personal With Christianity # 2

    4 weeks ago

    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...

  • 0

    Getting Personal With Christianity

    4 weeks 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...

  • 3

    Religious Rape!

    2 months ago

    Meriam was raped of her faith and did not give up, but the court did not relent either. Just as violent and power influenced is physical rape, religious rape is the product to usurp the power faith and establish...

  • 4

    Getting Personal With Christianity #3: Proof

    19 hours 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 weeks ago

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

  • 0

    The Sealed Portion of the Plates?

    12 days 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

    6 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

    6 days 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: Teachings of King Benjamin

    2 weeks ago

    Benjamin impressed upon the minds of his followers the need to provide for all people in need. It is arguable that his form of providing included instruction of the poor and needy to become self-reliant.

  • 0

    Graduation Earth

    3 months 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?

    2 weeks 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...

  • 3

    Assimilation of the Black People. Resistance is Futile!

    7 weeks 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

    12 days 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!

  • 0

    The Book of Mormon: Doers of the Word

    10 days 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

    3 weeks 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

    The Book of Mormon: King Benjamin

    10 days ago

    King Benjamin began his reign during a perilous time in Nephi 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 quickly...

  • 0

    Karma Train Has Stopped at Obama Station - Syria!

    8 days 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

    11 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

    10 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

    6 days 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...

  • 6

    Have Joy Right Now!

    2 months ago

    ... joy can cover all the hurt and pain around--one person at a time until Christ comes.

  • 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

    2 weeks 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...

  • 4

    Identifying Psychological Disorders and Substance Abuse

    3 weeks ago

    Eating, gender, sexual, personality disorders and substance abuse occur commonly enough in American society to cause a growing concern as the number of cases of the varied disorders rise.

  • 1

    Paranoid Schizophrenia: Daniel Paul Schreber

    11 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!

    9 days 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

    Are You A Fool?

    5 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.

  • 3

    Witnesses of the Eternal Truth of God

    3 months ago

    The true measure of a person's fruit is the spirit that enters the heart when truth is revealed. If a man or woman speaks to the truth by the power of the Spirit, if the listener is open to the spirit of discernment he...

  • 7

    Violation of Trust

    8 weeks 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.

  • 6

    I saw a Gunman @ Circle K!

    3 weeks ago

    I am grateful to God that boy did not want to shoot in my direction. I am glad I did not have a gun and I wish I did at the same time. I think I would have shot that boy. Maybe I don't need a gun after all.

  • 1

    Get Your Prayers Heard: Yield To God

    11 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

    8 days 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 Truth About Abnormal Psychology

    11 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

    8 days 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

    8 days 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

    12 days 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

    10 days 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

    2 weeks 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

    18 hours 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

    The Importance of Adult Participation in Classrooms

    2 weeks ago

    Because so many elements play a significant factor in adult education, the programs designed to instruct adults need to have more versatility than to disseminate information for regurgitation. Adults, therefore have an...

  • 0

    How to Love Your Wife

    2 weeks 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...

  • 3

    Weapon of Mass Instruction/Destruction: Television

    7 weeks ago

    It took a hundred years to change things before TV and Radio--at least a hundred years! People do not have to wait for a cultural experience anymore. All we need do is turn on the flat-screen and absorb the information...

  • 0

    Meet a Black Latter-day Saint: Sandile Makasi

    12 days 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!

    7 days 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...

  • 1

    A Portal to Artful Short Stories

    3 months ago

    This window of mine is a unique way I have to organize my articles so that you, the reader can more easily link to things that may be of interest to you of mine to explore. I write for entertainment and pleasure....

  • 3

    Being the One

    3 weeks 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.

  • 2

    Response to "Alternative" Relationship

    7 weeks ago

    Homosexuality could be an option without direction from God because there would be no reason to exclude it as an option. God sanctions only marriage between one man and wife. For those who struggle with that attraction,...

  • 2

    Meet the Black Mormons: BLDS on FaceBook!

    10 days 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

    2 weeks 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.

  • 0

    Adult Education: Made to Order

    2 weeks ago

    This type of learning is not new to adult learning since adults tend to learn what interests them or helps in some form of interest to current aspects of their lives. It does send a message to the standard education for...

  • 5

    The TRUTH About The Book of Mormon

    10 days 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 (5) Reasons TO FOLLOW A Writer

    8 weeks 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 Power from Words

    6 weeks 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...

  • 16

    Obama:Blackness Explored

    4 weeks ago

    Over the course of the four years President Obama has served our country, the attitudes of many African Americans have changed towards him.

  • 4

    Adam and Eve's Partnership With Jesus Christ

    18 hours 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...

  • 2

    Purpose and Power of Prayer

    2 weeks 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...

  • 0

    I Heard an Apostle Speak in Person!

    6 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...

  • 1

    The Family Failed First!

    7 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...

  • 2

    Broken Promises and Blank Plans

    6 months ago

    A highlight of the debate occurred when the president and the governor went face to face over one of their talking points. It seemed as though the atmosphere electrified and the men almost took the debate to a...

  • 7

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

    3 weeks 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!

    4 weeks 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

    12 days 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

    2 weeks 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

    The Truth about Hell

    12 days 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

    The Truth about Heaven

    12 days 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

    3 weeks 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

    3 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

    Findings and Results of a Real Research Project about Adult Participation

    2 weeks 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

    3 weeks ago

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

  • 9

    Joseph Smith Jr. A Prophet of God

    10 days 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...

  • 6

    Faith To Give Tithing and Trust God

    3 weeks 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...

  • 25

    The Truth about The Nicene/Athanasian Creed Concept of God

    10 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.

    2 weeks 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

    2 weeks 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.

  • 6

    Scout Camp as a Life Lesson

    3 weeks 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

    Prophet & Witness of A Dying Nation

    3 weeks 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: General of the Damned

    10 days 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

    12 days 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.

  • 27

    The Fight for Natural Marriage

    2 weeks ago

    Since I do not and will not negate my beliefs, I see same sex marriage as a bizarre and strange idea confused with the right to express one's self.

  • 1

    Seperation of Church and state

    5 weeks ago

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continues to issue its neutrality in the election of officials of all the countries in which it operates.

  • 30

    The Genetics of Racism

    2 weeks 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

    13 days 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

    7 days 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...

  • 14

    Yeah Samake, A Convert to LDS, a Force for Mali

    11 months ago

    Yeah Samake, like Mitt Romney is running for president. Samake is just running in 90 percent Muslim Mali, and he is a Mormon! What's the Story? Check here!

  • 16

    Life Before Eden

    6 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

    6 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!

    6 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...

  • 5

    Stand Your Ground

    3 months ago

    Decent people with true meekness are protected by this concept of Stand Your Ground because a meek person will not take the upper hand just because he can.Having the justification to use deadly force does not mean a...

  • 38

    Daniel Adkins Murdered by Cordell Jude

    2 weeks 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...

  • 3

    George Zimmerman NOT GUILTY!!

    3 weeks ago

    Zimmerman is the shooter of choice for the Black Leaders to crucify. The Black Movement is not under the duress it was once under, but George is always in the fire! You have received the trial you protested about having...

  • 4

    The Source of Racism?

    2 weeks 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 Truth About Baptism by Immersion

    3 weeks ago

    God will not be mocked. We must receive the ordinances for ourselves here in this life, but for those without such an option a way has been prepared by Jesus Christ to gain access to all that the living have access to.

  • 0

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

    2 weeks 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...

  • 71

    The Truth about Being Black in America

    2 weeks 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

    40 hours 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

    10 days 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

    11 months 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

    Education - Five Basic Elements of Language Defined

    4 weeks 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

    12 days 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.

  • 7

    Client Centered Psychology: All About What the Client Needs!

    3 weeks ago

    The psychologist touts himself as a Christian Psychologist. You spill your heart out to him and tell him that loosing your baby was the worst thing ever. He looks at you coolly with a compassionate eye and tells you in...

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