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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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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?