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
\This is a confusing title, isn’t it? We are so accustomed to hearing it the other way around, that people come and go in our lives. I’m here to tell you that the opposite is true: stuff comes and goes, but people are forever. We tend to think of stuff as the measure of our… Continue reading Stuff Comes And Goes, People Are Forever
I’ve mentioned Dr. Eric Thomas in a prior writing. I’m a fan of his work because his work ethic is second to none. One of his teachings, which I embrace and teach, is that “You can’t cheat the grind”. I agree. There are no shortcuts in life, and in order to get from where you… Continue reading Just Skip The Labor Pains And Give Me The Bible, Baby!
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
As I’ve read the news this week, there have been two notable people that have committed suicide. As a former detective and crime scene investigator in law enforcement, I have been involved in the investigations of numerous suicides and dealt with the aftermath of grief and loss they cause to family and friends. Although I… Continue reading How Much Grief is Too Much?
I am really into etymology. No, no, not entymology; that’s the study of bugs. I’m into finding the original source, or closest original source possible, for quotes. Especially in today’s internet age, they get misattributed far too often. Most uses of quotes are ripped off from someone else and repurposed by some flashy new speaker,… Continue reading Happy Wife, Happy Life – Or So I’ve Heard
Author’s note: this isn’t a debate about legalizing or outlawing the use of marijuana. This is a theological look at whether or not it should be used. I was recently exposed on Facebook to a video from the website Attn: claiming that doctors are “doing harm” to patients by not prescribing marijuana to them. It’s… Continue reading God Made Weed for You and Me, Right?
First, Happy Memorial Day! Best wishes for a safe day that honors the sacrifices of our servicemembers, both past and present. As we reflect today on what our armed forces have accomplished over the past two-plus centuries, it’s important to validate that war, when necessary, is theologically acceptable by God. Those that oppose war have… Continue reading How Does God Look at War?
It seems today that we live in a world of uncert ainty, painted in gray. Things that once seemed impermissible, whether by cultural or legal governance, are now widely accepted. Illegal drug use is being made legal in many states. Vulgarity, once taboo and censored, is now commonplace on television. Our government, once one of… Continue reading Is Anything Black and White Anymore?
I am the kind of person that can find appropriate, kind-hearted humor in most things if I look for it. Yes, even the Bible has some funny moments in it if you look for them too. Most Christians are at least reasonably familiar with the story of Noah and the Ark. In short, here’s how… Continue reading Well, Nobody’s Perfect