One day several years ago, I got to thinking about the value of people. Any one human life is irreplaceable, and each a perfect creation of God in His image. Settled. What I thought about, just for fun and to prove a point, was to establish just how much money a human being might conceivably… Continue reading How Much Are You Worth?
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
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
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
\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
I love movies. I can dig up great movie quotes from just about any movie I’ve seen. It’s not a superpower like echoic memory; I just find some great wisdom in some movies. One particular one came to mind when I put this together, which is a moment from the movie Rocky IV. During his… Continue reading He’s Not a Machine, He’s a Man!
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?