Derek Oaks - Page 7 of 7 - Is Your Current Vector Carrying You to Victory?


Easter—Eternal Hope Amidst Even The Darkest Despair

Easter, Friendship, Leadership, Personal Value, Spring
On the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb where they had lain Jesus’ body, hoping to care for the body and pay her final respects to Jesus of Nazareth, her now slain leader, spiritual teacher, and friend. She, along with so many of Jesus’ disciples were distraught at his crucifixion. She was unable to deal with the death of the most important person in her life—the person who offered her so much hope—and I’m sure could not understand how someone so good, teaching a message so inspiring could be gone so quickly. Finding the tomb empty, she ran in haste to let the disciples know that His body was missing, causing a few of them to…
Read More

True Leadership–Selfless Service

We often drone through life with weeks passing us by without recognition, counting the Mondays until a big holiday, or a long-awaited vacation. We are incrementally effected by little things, often without notice. Then, on occasion, we live through an experience that drives to our core, leaving an indelible mark on us forever. The little events are often difficult to gauge in how they affect us, but those significant emotional events are easy to remember, to analyze, and apply to our lives. One of those events occurred to me during the last week of September of 2010 in Afghanistan, and it forever made me appreciate and recognize selfless service, the truest test of a real leader. The embodiment of that service came in the form of a young man named…
Read More