Standing Out with Hello and Howdy by Jo Russell

Excited but exhausted from an intensive 10-day retail sales workshop, the two tall ladies in their 60’s  stepped inside the elevator at their metro-area hotel. Susie and Marnie had still been rehearsing in their minds how to get better at greeting customers to...

Hunting My Own Way or Following Directions? by Jo Russell

“First born! A leader! Why, he’ll catch on and show the rest of the pack how to retrieve birds on a hunt!” Carrie rubbed his soft head and smiled into his brown puppy eyes.  She earmarked the puppy and four of his siblings for “Hunting School.” But several weeks into...

Drenched in Streams of Living Water By Jo Russell

It was only because retirees Jim and Marney were next to the Grandstand at the end of the parade route that they got a peak at the map and the route confirming they were setting up their chairs in the “Splash Zone!” Already, volunteers were adding sawhorses to the...