Loading color scheme

Displaying items by tag: perseverance

Wednesday, 08 January 2014 10:53

Goal Setting: The Peter Principle

A recent encounter with a bump in the road (aka "adversity") in the pursuit of one of my goals, for some reason my mind turned to Peter the apostle in the Bible's New Testament. Now, even if you aren't Christian, keep reading because I realized that one of Peter's experiences in his life can teach us quite a bit about setting, keeping and working for goals.

The story in question is found in St. Mathew chapter 14 (or St. Mark 6 and St. John 6). The story tells us that Jesus Christ's disciples, of which Peter was one, were out on a small fishing boat on the Sea of Galilee on their way to Capernaum. We read that it was late at night, during the "fourth watch" which according to the Roman's method of keeping time was "quarta vigilia noctis", or just before dawn, which tells us that the disciples had been rowing and fighting the storm throughout the night.

Now storms on the Sea of Galilee can be quite violent due to the cold air coming down from the hills around the sea where it meets the warmer air around the Galilee due to the lower elevation. So there the disciples were; it was late, it was violently stormy, the wind was roaring, the waves were crashing over the tiny boat's sides and the rain was coming down in sheets. It was at this point that Jesus appeared, walking across the thrashing water. While the disciples feard it was spirit at first, Jesus said "Be of good acheer; it is I; be not afraid." Peter, upon seeing his master, cries out, "Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water." to which Jesus simply responds, "Come." This is where it gets interesting.

Published in Motivational

To read more of Jeremy's work, you can order one of his highly-acclaimed books by visiting the Online Store to purchase signed copies or unsigned ones by purchasing a copy wherever books are sold. 

 


Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$image in /home/yawca1m8xyzf/public_html/author/2019/modules/mod_minik2/tmpl/simple/default.php on line 25

What Love Looks Like at 97

06 August 2015 in Motivational 4046 hits

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


Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$image in /home/yawca1m8xyzf/public_html/author/2019/modules/mod_minik2/tmpl/simple/default.php on line 25

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…


Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$image in /home/yawca1m8xyzf/public_html/author/2019/modules/mod_minik2/tmpl/simple/default.php on line 25

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…

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.…


Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$image in /home/yawca1m8xyzf/public_html/author/2019/modules/mod_minik2/tmpl/simple/default.php on line 25

The Dating Games

28 April 2017 in LDS Midsingles 5134 hits

Dear LDS Midsingle Competitors: You are hereby officially invited to attend this year's Dating Games being held right in your…


Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$image in /home/yawca1m8xyzf/public_html/author/2019/modules/mod_minik2/tmpl/simple/default.php on line 25

Sustaining the Sustained

07 January 2018 in Faith-Based 4793 hits

With the recent passing of Thomas S. Monson, the president and prophet for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day…


Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$image in /home/yawca1m8xyzf/public_html/author/2019/modules/mod_minik2/tmpl/simple/default.php on line 25

On Behalf of a Grateful Nation

25 May 2015 in Blog 4930 hits

On each and every Memorial Day our social media feeds are filled with heartfelt gratitude for those who have paid…


Notice: Undefined property: stdClass::$image in /home/yawca1m8xyzf/public_html/author/2019/modules/mod_minik2/tmpl/simple/default.php on line 25

2014 Sochi, Russia Winter Games Bingo

06 February 2014 in Motivational 17287 hits

With the Sochi, Russia XXII Olympic Winter Games, or the 22nd Winter Olympics, upon us, the world is eagerly anticipating…

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