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Stuff Comes And Goes, People Are Forever

\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

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Just Skip The Labor Pains And Give Me The Bible, Baby!

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!

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Just Follow The Policy And You’ll Be Ok

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

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How Much Longer Until We Get There?

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?

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He’s Not a Machine, He’s a Man!

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!

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How Much Grief is Too Much?

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?

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Happy Wife, Happy Life – Or So I’ve Heard

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

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God Made Weed for You and Me, Right?

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?

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How Does God Look at War?

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?