I am an internet searcher. When I think of something but can’t remember where I saw or heard it, off to Google go. Those that have read my work before know the value I place on giving proper attribution and credit to those that created ideas or uttered quotes that are memorable. One particular one… Continue reading Someday You Will Have Been All Of These
I love cars. I really do. I am strangely both proud and humbly ashamed to admit that since age 15 I have owned 31 of them. Yes, really. I’m sitting in #31 as I write this. It’s a Volkswagen Passat. I really like it. It’s completely different from the usual two-seater sports car I tend… Continue reading Know People With The Power Of Forensic Intensity
Divorce is an epidemic in the United States. According to the American Psychological Association, about 40 to 50 percent of married couples in the United States divorce. The divorce rate for subsequent marriages is even higher. Any disease with a 40%-50% infection rate would be called an epidemic. When the unions between man and wife… Continue reading Here’s Some Great Marital Advice To Ignore – And Some To Cherish
Our children are under attack. Yes, there are physical attacks against our children, such as predators that want to kidnap or harm our children. There are also bullies at the schools just waiting to harm and intimidate our children. These dangers are real, and we should do what we can to prepare our children to… Continue reading The Battle For Our Children And How We Can Win
The United States of America is the most prosperous land in the history of the world. Opportunities are so abundant here that people immigrate here from all other 194 nations in the world to be a part of it. For those that are willing to put in the effort, America offers the rewards that no… Continue reading How Do We Know When We Have Enough?
I suspect that if you’ve been around Christianity for any length of time at all, you’ve heard of the Ten Commandments. They were spoken by God to Moses and written on stone tablets, later kept in The Ark of the Covenant. For those unfamiliar, here they are, as recited in The Message in Exodus 20:… Continue reading How Do We Teach Children To Honor Their Mothers And Fathers?
By now, you know how much I like movies. I write and talk about them a lot in my teachings because they serve as a common bond between us. Most of us have seen the same list of popular movies over the years, so when I see something in one of them that has a… Continue reading The Difference Between Knowledge And Wisdom
According to society, we’re not supposed to have biases. By definition, however, not all biases are bad. Webster defines bias as an inclination of temperament or outlook. I have an admission to make: I have a bias. But it’s not a bias in a negative sense. I have a leadership bias. I look at all… Continue reading Leadership With A Flair For Christianity
It’s no secret that I was a police officer for 21 years of my work career up to this point. One of my colleagues, Earl McFadden, used to say, “Blaine, when there’s a policy in place, just follow the policy and you’ll be ok.” What he was talking about was when there’s a written policy… Continue reading Just Follow The Policy And You’ll Be Ok
If you’ve ever traveled with a child before, you’re all too familiar with this phrase: “Are we there yet?” If you are not, in fact, there yet, the inevitable follow-up question is “How much longer until we get there?” In today’s GPS navigation-based world, we can easily determine the answers to those questions. I am… Continue reading How Much Longer Until We Get There?