Stories

My Best Friend

My Best Friend

By Randy Medina:  Four years ago I was rushed by ambulance to an emergency room. Four years ago I began a second life. Hospital tests showed that I had late-stage cirrhosis of the liver. I had contrac... Read More »

Jesse’s Glove

Jesse’s Glove

By Rick Phillips:  I do a lot of management training each year for the Circle K Corporation, a [U.S.] national chain of convenience stores. Among the topics we address in our seminars is the retention... Read More »

Teacher Becomes Student

Teacher Becomes Student

By Charlotte Hopper, Brazil:  This should be easy, I thought as I prepared to make the switch from teaching elementary-school-aged children to teaching teenagers. After all, I have been a teacher all ... Read More »

My Little Girl

My Little Girl

By Beth Jordan:  I don’t know if it is the same for all first-time mothers, but nothing holds my interest like watching my little girl. Her facial expressions, the excitement in her eyes, her cu... Read More »

Jam to Remember

Jam to Remember

By Claire Nichols:  I used to struggle more often than I wanted to admit to really enjoy my children. Sure, many little unexpected happenings turned to happy thoughts later–the sorts of things t... Read More »

The Judgment

The Judgment

A woman once enumerated her husband’s faults to a divorce court judge. She simply couldn’t live with “that man” one day more, she said. On and on she went. Finally she paused t... Read More »

Who Still Wants It?

Who Still Wants It?

“I am going to give this $20 bill to one of you,” the man said. Immediately he had everyone’s attention. “But first, let me do this.” He proceeded to crumple the bill. He... Read More »

Pass it On

Pass it On

By Lilia Potters:  I sat back in my seat and waited for takeoff. My back ached and my limbs were stiff from the five-hour drive to the airport and the two-hour first leg of my flight home. I wasn̵... Read More »

New View

New View

A tour group was spending the night at a mountaintop resort, and most of the group gathered to watch the sunset from the terrace of the hotel. One man lingered until the last glow faded, and seemed th... Read More »

The Real Winner

The Real Winner

I was watching some little kids play soccer–what most of the world calls football. These kids were only five or six years old, but they were playing a real game, a serious game. Two teams, compl... Read More »

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