Donna’s Initiative

"My organization is a mess," Donna said. "Why do you say that?" her boyfriend, Hector asked her. "It's overrun with misaligning multitaskers." "What on earth are Misaligning multitaskers?" "They overworked employees who are constantly multitasking causing them to make mistakes which get them into trouble with their supervisors and other employees. They are fatigued and distracted …

Cal, the Rancher

My name is Cal. I'm here on my uncle Ted's ranch. He's not doing too well, I'm afraid. The doctor doesn't think he will last much longer. That saddens me. Uncle Ted is the closest thing I have for a father. My own father died when my mother was pregnant with me so I never …

Jane’s Fear

The crucible of war has left many of our soldiers emotionally and psychologically traumatized.  Marriages have been affected and many have ended in divorce.   Not so with James and me.  We’re still married.  Yet, since his return, he hasn’t been the same.  He has not told me what it was like, the war, I …

The Long-haired Pastor

Whenever people find out that I'm a  pastor, they look at me in disbelief.  I guess it's the long hair.  I always tell them that how you look on the outside isn't what matters it's what's on the inside.  And then I tell them the story about the prophet Samuel going to the house of …

Traci’s Past

His heart skipped a beat as he watched Traci coming up the path.  It had been four years since she walked out of the condo penthouse with the unobstructed views of Puget Sound, Elliott Bay and Olympic and out of his life with no goodbye or explanation.  When he came home to an empty place, …

Working Overtime

Never in all the years she worked with Gabriel did she anticipate falling in love with him. She had been so determined to keep their relationship purely professional and then, out of the blue, she developed feelings for him.  She blamed it on all those nights they worked together on different projects.  He was so …

Pregnancy At 40 and Older – The Risks

I got pregnant when I was forty and had our son when I was forty-one.  It was a textbook pregnancy.  There were no complications.  I didn't have to have an epidural and the actual delivery took under fifteen minutes.  The contractions although they were bad, they didn't last long.  I have heard some horror stories of …

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