The desire to know itself is part of the revelation of God

Arches National Park. Photo by James Jordan

Places like Southern Utah have a splendor that defies explanation or description. Even pictures, as cool as they can be, cannot capture the essence of what is really there.

No matter how many times you look at the rock formations, there is something new to see. A slight shift in…

You are the only one who can decide what is valuable to you

A lone flower in the desert was a true treasure to find. Photo by James…

It has taken time but I know what matters to me. Natural wonders matter to me. I want to see them all. I want to experience them all. I don’t think twice about spending thousands of dollars on a trip to just see them up close and be with them.

Contentment is enjoying the ride regardless of the destination

Another view of Southern Utah. The road seems endless. Photo by James Jordan

There is joy in contentment. There is a fine line though, and a balance that can be hard to find. It is good to have goals and dreams, but it is also good to accept where you are and to live today.

Too much contentment will lead you to laziness…

Those who do not remember, or don’t understand the past, are indeed doomed to repeat it

Photo by Jen Theodore on Unsplash

Some people have taken heat lately for saying nazism and fascism should be taught objectively by telling both sides of the story in schools. This is related to the idea of Critical Race Theory being introduced into education — they want both sides told there as well.

At first glance…

James Jordan

Teller of tales, many of which are actually true. Award-winning journalist, and the William Allen White Award for reporting.

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