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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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Christmas For the Angels: A Story of the 11th Airborne in World War II

18 December 2018 in Faith-Based 5536 hits

74 years ago a chilly December rain fell in the mountains of Leyte, an island in the South Pacific that…


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Fire on Ice Media Release

15 January 2014 in Books 5764 hits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bobsled veteran and coach releases LDS faith-promoting book 1/14/14—Springville, Utah—Sandy, Utah-based author and American bobsled pilot and…


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The Future Spouse Jar

08 September 2014 in LDS Midsingles 7981 hits

Admit it, the title alone intrigued you. "Is he trying to grow a spouse in a jar like this?" No,…


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The Masks We Wear (And Should Throw Away)

04 November 2013 in Motivational 14058 hits

Recently I had the opportunity to participate in a charity masquerade dance/event to raise money for a young boy suffering…


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2 Truths and a Lie

05 August 2013 in Blog 5980 hits

Last week on my Facebook we played the well-known game known as "2 Truths and a Lie". The object of…


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Winning The Dating Game 2.0

12 August 2015 in LDS Midsingles 5688 hits

Now, before you start laughing, it's not what you think. This isn't one of those "How to get your man/woman"…


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What Love Looks Like at 97

06 August 2015 in Motivational 4045 hits

The concept of love is a fluid notion, and yet it remains one of mankind's most powerful emotions. There is…


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To the Class of 2015...

04 June 2015 in Motivational 4765 hits

Someone recently asked me if I had any words of advice for this year's graduating high school seniors. While the…

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