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Sunday, 06 October 2013 08:47

Why Elder Holland's Talk Meant So Much

This past Saturday, October 5, I had the opportunity to attend an anti-bullying event held in Salt Lake City, Utah. As I stood there watching the various attendees come through I spent a portion of the day pondering the bullies I had faced in my own life. From fellow students in school to fellow athletes in sport, I have tasted the bitter results of those who for one reason or another felt the need to force their own pains on another.

This time of meditation led me to think of another bully, one that can inflict true hurt and heartache. I speak of mental illness, a bully that no school Principal or mortal parent can ever put in "time out." No sibling can stand up to this bully on the "playground" of life and no spouse, friend or teammate can fully protect you from. This bully is the first to steal hope, happiness and energy from life.

I have often wondered what my life would be like if I had not been asked to carry this "thorn in the flesh" (2 Corinthians 12:7). Would I be married with a family by now? Would I have a more successful professional career? Would I have done more in my sport of bobsled and gone further? Would I have deeper relationships and friendships? Would I be a better light unto this dark and troubled world? The questions, and possible answers, are infinite and beyond my ability to comprehend. 

Published in Mental Health

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The Miraculously Personal Atonement

21 May 2018 in Faith-Based 3125 hits

We all have times in our lives when we plead for the Lord to heal our pains, hurts and struggles.…


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13 LDS Midsingle Articles of Faith

16 March 2015 in LDS Midsingles 28551 hits

Let's face it: the LDS midsingles world is a complicated conglomeration of faith and fun, uplifting moments and crushing disappointments.…


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Things LDS Mid Singles Want to Tell Their Family Wards

02 September 2014 in LDS Midsingles 13013 hits

Public Service Announcement Ahead: Having spent a few years now in the wonderfully diverse world of LDS Mid Singles, I've…


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An Open Letter to Myself (and Fellow Midsingles)

26 March 2017 in LDS Midsingles 4685 hits

It was happening again. No matter how hard I tried to avoid it, change it, deter the circumstances from occurring,…


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Essay 2: The Lord, The Leper and the Less-active

09 November 2015 in LDS Midsingles 5653 hits

*Note: This essay is the second of seven authored by Jeremy for the LDS Midsingle (31-45+) community. The opinions and…


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4 Questions That Will Change Your Life

22 March 2016 in Motivational 4951 hits

A few days ago I had a long conversation with a close friend about I think we all have days,…

5 Ways to Help Someone Struggling with Depression

14 August 2014 in Mental Health 8914 hits

Over the past few our hearts have been saddened by the tragic loss of Robin Williams, an incredibly strong and…


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The Case of the Tin Soldier

15 April 2015 in LDS Midsingles 5229 hits

While siting in a seminar recently that delightfully I was able to just listen to instead of speaking at the…

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When Angels Fall, the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Utilizing firsthand experiences and interviews with members of the 511th Parachute Infantry Regiment, including his grandfather 1st Lieutenant Andrew Carrico of Company D, Jeremy tells the full story of this historic regiment. From Camp Toccoa to Tokyo, and the training grounds of Camp Mackall and New Guinea to the nightmarish combat of the Leyte and Luzon campaigns, WHEN ANGELS FALL is a masterful narrative by a former journalist and historian who here tells the full story of a group of America’s heroes, the elite paratroopers of the 511th PIR in World War II. Buy Now

Fire on Ice Jeremy C Holm
Racing down an icy track at 80 miles per hour leads you to think of many things. For Jeremy C. Holm, it made him think of God. In Fire and Ice, Holm shares his experiences as a bobsled pilot and coach, presenting a message of faith and personal courage that will inspire you to come closer to Jesus Christ and reach for that ultimate prize of eternal life. Buy Now

The Champions Way Jeremy C Holm
How do we achieve gold medal moments in life? How do we find peace and confidence and what truly makes us happy? Discover the answers in Jeremy's new ebook, "The Champion's Way", available now at Amazon.com. Buy Now