Leadership Quote of the Week 9/20/18

Ultimately, leadership is not about glorious crowning acts. It's about keeping your team focused on a goal and motivated to do their best to achieve it, especially when the stakes are high and the consequences really matter. It is about laying the groundwork for others' success, and then standing back and letting them shine. Chris …

Faith in the midst of “Detours, Distractions, and Bumps in the Road”

Jesus said, “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?  Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds …

“Take Courage” – An Advent Reflection

Matthew 14:27 But Jesus spoke to them at once. "Don't be afraid," he said. "Take courage. I am here!" A wise spiritual director once told me, "Tension and discomfort are usually signs that change in your life is imminent." I think she was right. The end of the year always seems to bring "change" into the forefront …

“Wisdom” 12/1/16

Sometimes, we have to live quietly, patiently, and faithfully in the ambiguity of life and trust that God's in charge. Other times, we must take a stand, face what is ahead, and walk toward the unknown with courage, boldness, and decisiveness and yes, even then, trust that God is in charge. Lord, give us the wisdom …

“Integrity” A Civil Air Patrol Core Value

by Ch. Maj. Eric Cooter, CAP Group 5 Chaplain/Unit Chaplain Merriam Webster Dictionary defines “Integrity” both as “the quality of being honest and fair,” as well as “the state of being complete or whole.”  When most of us think of integrity, the characteristics of honesty and fairness usually come to mind.  However, a life of honesty …

Articles – “Ministry Matters”

My articles published by Ministry Matters online magazine FRESH EXPRESSIONS: EVANGELISM FOR OUR CULTURE By Eric Cooter I grew up Methodist, became Baptist as a teen, wandered around the "religious cereal aisle" in my college years, and eventually in my mid-twenties, I found the ancient liturgy… read more 21ST CENTURY WELLS: CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY IN THE THIRD PLACE …