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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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You Are Not Broken

02 December 2013 in Motivational 11007 hits

Several years ago while sitting with a trusted friend we began to reminisce about high school. As I talked about…


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God Bless the Pathfinders

22 August 2021 in Faith-Based 2946 hits

As many of you know, I have been lucky enough over the past decade to study in-depth my grandfather's World…

The Champion's Way - Expanded Version

04 June 2013 in Books 7021 hits

Whether in our relationships, our careers, our hobbies or just the daily aspects of living, we want to enjoy the…


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WWJS: Easter for the Soul

02 April 2015 in Faith-Based 5693 hits

Several years ago a dear friend, Jonelle, surprised me with an autographed print of Greg Olsen's "O Jerusalem" painting. This…


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3 Thoughts for LDS Midsingles

18 September 2017 in LDS Midsingles 10024 hits

They say that when the student is ready, the master will appear. Well, I am by no means a master;…

Why Elder Holland's Talk Meant So Much

06 October 2013 in Mental Health 11609 hits

This past Saturday, October 5, I had the opportunity to attend an anti-bullying event held in Salt Lake City, Utah.…


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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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Essay 5: Breaking Down Our Walls

17 April 2016 in LDS Midsingles 8779 hits

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

Jeremy C Holm author bobsled

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