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Dr. Scott Silverii

Christ follower, husband, dad, author and retired chief of police discovering the amazing side of a servant's life.

Leadership, Smeadership | Get your own coffee

I’m often asked by officers, media and my college students about leadership. Seldom is asked what it takes to be led, or how to actually lead; but mostly when do “I get a chance to lead” or “I want to lead now.” I appreciate the enthusiasm, and if sincere, the desire to offer themselves up for the sacrifice to lead others. Sacrifice? Did you say “sacrifice?” No one ever mentioned sacrifice. Guess what? Servant leadership requires sacrifice. You must understand that to []

Where is your future there?

A young preacher anxious to find a place to preach was finally invited to preach at the State Insane Asylum. He read his text then announced the title of his message as a question, “Why Are We All Here?” One of the inmates kept waving his hand and saying, “I know! I know!” Finally, out of frustration the young preacher called on him. He stood and said, “We are all here because we are not all there!” Jesus said He has gone []

Well Anchored – By: Chaplain Ronnie Melancon

Originally posted on thibodauxpd:
An anchor is something that serves to hold an object firmly. A ship without an anchor will constantly drift. Stability requires anchors in your life. As a Christian, the teachings of Jesus serve as anchors in our life. The Lord says He writes His Word in our heart, and as we learn of Him, the tug on our heart will keep us in check and prevent us from drifting away. Anchors not only hold us in place, but…

My Friend, Jules | DV Survivor and Champion

This moving account of pain, punishment, and perseverance inspires me! It will bless you too. Her story of victory is meant to be shared. Please, I ask you to bless others with her open optimism. I came to know Jules as someone I enjoy kidding with. Mostly about our law enforcement jobs, and US v. UK jabs. She shared her story, and I grew to know Jules as someone I deeply respect and admire. Jules recently joined the London’s Metropolitan Police, and trained to []

Baby Hope | Good works never cease

Baby Hope Good work by the NYPD:   BY ORDER OF THE CHIEF OF DEPARTMENT, THE FOLLOWING IS TO BE READ AT ROLL CALL TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE SERVICE AND POSTED CONSPICUOUSLY WITHIN COMMANDS: On July 23rd, 1991, twenty-two years ago, the body of a four-year-old girl was found in a cooler off the Henry Hudson Parkway.  She had been starved and sexually assaulted. Despite a citywide appeal, the 34th Precinct Detective Squad was unable to locate her relatives. All leads []

Peer Pressure: I passed a tractor & ate a bug

Yes, it’s much better than had I eaten a bug, then “passed” a tractor. Get it? Anyway, peer pressure is an odd phenomenon. We exert it or succumb to it as children, we implore our own kids not to fall victim to it, yet even as adults we sometimes still give in to it. Bicycles don’t usually pass moving vehicles on the highways, but many of us have dreamed of that moment when pure man and muscle-driven machine out runs an automotive []