Episode #23: “30 Seconds of Peace”

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Tyler and Mike sit down with Dan Funk to hear his emotional and inspiring story of hanging on to faith despite losing everything.  Dan lets the guys in on the hard lessons that life has taught him recently and through it all he has learned what life is really all about.

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Who said it…

  • “A memorable account of the power of [inspired] teaching comes from the life of the prophet Jeremiah. This great man felt the way most teachers or speakers or Church officers feel when called—inexperienced, inadequate, frightened.

    But the Lord reassured him: ‘Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee. … Therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak unto them.’
     
    So speak unto them he did, but initially not with much success. Things went from bad to worse until finally he was imprisoned and made a laughingstock among the people. Angry that he had been so mistreated and maligned, Jeremiah vowed, in effect, never to teach another lesson, whether that be to an investigator, Primary child, new convert, or—heaven forbid—the 15-year-olds. “I will not make mention of [the Lord], nor speak any more in his name,” the discouraged prophet said. But then came the turning point of Jeremiah’s life. Something had been happening with every testimony he had borne, every scripture he had read, every truth he had taught. Something had been happening that he hadn’t counted on. Even as he vowed to close his mouth and walk away from the Lord’s work, he found that he could not. Why? Because “his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.” (Jer. 20:7-9) –Jeffrey R. Holland in “A Teacher Come from God”

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Corrections and Retractions…

  • It was Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell and not Tipping Point that makes reference to the “10,000 hours” principle

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