Hard to Serve
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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laura Kaye comes a new story in her Hard Ink series… To protect and serve is all Detective Kyler Vance ever wanted to do, so when Internal Affairs investigates him as part of the new police commissioner’s bid to oust corruption, everything is on the line. Which makes meeting a smart, gorgeous submissive at an exclusive play club the perfect distraction… The director of the city’s hottest art gallery, Mia Breslin’s career is golden. Now if only she could find a man to dominate her nights and set her body—and her heart—on fire. When a scorching scene with a hard-bodied, brooding Dom at Blasphemy promises just that, Mia is lured to serve Kyler again and again. Then, as their relationship burns hotter, Kyler learns that he’s been dominating the daughter of the hard-ass boss who has it in for him. Now Kyler must choose between life-long duty and forbidden desire before Mia finds another who’s not so hard to serve. **Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**
The former VA secretary describes his fight to save veteran health care from partisan politics and how his efforts were ultimately derailed by a small group of unelected officials appointed by the Trump White House. Known in health care circles for his ability to turn around ailing hospitals, Dr. David Shulkin was originally brought into government by President Obama to save the beleaguered Department of Veterans Affairs. When President Trump appointed him as secretary of the VA, Shulkin was as shocked as anyone. Yet this surprise was trivial compared to what Shulkin encountered as secretary: a team of political appointees devoted to stopping anyone -- including the secretary himself -- who stood in the way of privatizing the agency and implementing their political agenda. In this uninhibited memoir, Shulkin opens up about why the government has long struggled to provide good medical care to military veterans and the plan he had to solve these problems. This is a book about the commitment we make to the men and women who risk their lives fighting for our country, how the VA was finally beginning to live up to it, and why the new administration may now be taking us in the wrong direction.
Presents the life of James Hormel, whose family built the successful SPAM business empire, and discusses his personal accounts as an anti-war activist and his struggle to become the first openly gay ambassador of the United States.
As life unfolded it was clear to me, /I was BORN TO SERVE God, Family, Country, and Community. So writes Charles R. Gay in this moving recollection of the life of a man, born to sharecroppers in southern Georgia, whose upbringing and rock-solid faith in God and Jesus Christ led him to a life dedicated to helping others. At the age of 14, Charles R. Gay left school to care for his family and their farm when illness left both of his parents bed-ridden. A few years later, despite being excused from the military draft, he answered the call of duty by serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. After twenty years of service in the Navy, Gay returned to his home town to work as a police officer and deputy sheriff. As readers will witness, during each phase of his remarkable life it was his sincere faith in the Lord that kept Charles R. Gay on his true path and showed him that he was born to serve.
Many Puerto Rican were classified by their superiors as inferior in the 65th Infantry in Korea, but they proved themselves in the battlefied as courageous soldiers because of their pride in the United states of America and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. This book salutes the brave men of the 65th Infantry and the resiliency of the Korean people amid the destruction of their country and the suffering of their people.
Winner, Conference on the History of Women Religious (CHWR) Distinguished Book Award Winner, 2014 Catholic Book Award in History presented by the Catholic Press Association For many Americans, nuns and sisters are the face of the Catholic Church. Far more visible than priests, Catholic women religious teach at schools, found hospitals, offer food to the poor, and minister to those in need. Their work has shaped the American Catholic Church throughout its history. Yet despite their high profile, a concise history of American Catholic sisters and nuns has yet to be published. In Called to Serve, Margaret M. McGuinness provides the reader with an overview of the history of Catholic women religious in American life, from the colonial period to the present. The early years of religious life in the United States found women religious in immigrant communities and on the frontier, teaching, nursing, and caring for marginalized groups. In the second half of the twentieth century, however, the role of women religious began to change. They have fewer members than ever, and their population is aging rapidly. And the method of their ministry is changing as well: rather than merely feeding and clothing the poor, religious sisters are now working to address the social structures that contribute to poverty, fighting what one nun calls “social sin.” In the face of a changing world and shifting priorities, women religious must also struggle to strike a balance between the responsibilities of their faith and the limitations imposed upon them by their church. Rigorously researched and engagingly written, Called to Serve offers a compelling portrait of Catholic women religious throughout American history. Instructor's Guide
Why It's Hard To Love Jesus takes a close look at the story in Luke 7 describing Simon the Pharisee and a sinful woman who anoints Jesus with expensive oil. When we're confronted with the reality of Jesus, do we remain indifferent and religious like Simon the Pharisee or do we fall at His feet in adoring worship like the woman who had been forgiven much? Joseph Stowell challenges Christians to honestly probe the answer to this penetrating question.
Addresses concerns about the growth in welfare caseloads and the growing consensus among the public, practitioners, and welfare recipients that the current Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program should be changed. Examines the progress JOBS (Job Opportunities and Basic Skill Training program) has made in (1) serving an increasingly larger portion of the AFDC caseload, and (2) ensuring that program participants get work and leave AFDC. Charts and tables.
Become a Dare-to-Serve Leader! How do you transform an ailing company into an industry darling? Adopt servant leadership. When Cheryl Bachelder was named CEO of Popeyes in 2007, the stock price had slipped from $34 in 2002 to $13. The brand was stagnant, the team discouraged, and the franchisees were just plain angry. Nine years later, restaurant sales were up 45%, restaurant profits had doubled, and the stock price was over $61. Some see servant leadership as incongruent with results, but this book confirms that challenging people to reach a daring destination, while treating them with dignity, creates the conditions for superior performance. In this updated edition, Bachelder includes her post-Popeyes observations and new examples of how you can switch your leadership from self to serve.
Amnesia? A con game? Or is he just seeing double? Maximilian Warner. Tough. Cynical. Successful. A partner in one of the country's top security and private investigation companies. Recently, Max has done something totally uncharacteristic. He's fallen in love with a client's daughter. Sandra is beautiful, intelligent…and probably dead. After eighteen months of trying to prove that Sandra's husband murdered her, Max reluctantly puts the case aside to move on to a new one. Only to discover that the man he's now investigating has a daughter. Nicole is beautiful, intelligent…and the image of Sandra.
Do you aspire to be a more effective leader who guides your teamor organization to higher levels of lasting success? Would you liketo look forward to each day and know that you are having a positiveimpact on the world around you? This is possible for everyone, regardless of your title orposition. In fact, Serve to Be Great: Leadership Lessons from aPrison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom will train you to makethis a reality. Although it’s not an easy process, it is aworthwhile one. By making a shift in your approach to leadership, you can becomea highly effective leader who enjoys your work and makes the worlda better place. The shift is simply a matter of gradually becomingmore focused on how you can serve others and increase your capacityto do so. Being an extraordinary leader does not require a MBA orPhD. The reality is that anyone can be a great leader. Author Matt Tenney has survived – and thrived – insituations where most people would have been quickly broken. InServe to Be Great, he offers his life experiences and uniqueinsights to help leaders apply the powerful principles of servantleadership. Servant leaders are not weak or timid. Motivated by theaspiration to serve, they achieve true power by empowering othersto achieve excellence. This is a practical guide to becoming a leader people want tofollow. By shifting focus from short-term gain to serving others,leaders can create great workplace cultures that deliver superior,long-term results. Serve to Be Great is the perfect playbookfor realizing the ultimate in personal and business success. In keeping with the spirit in which Serve to Be Great waswritten, all author proceeds from the sale of the book will bedonated to charity.
Service learning, as defined by the editors, is the generation of knowledge that is of benefit to the community as a whole. This seventh volume in the Outreach Scholarship book series contributes a unique discussion of how service learning functions as a critical cornerstone of outreach scholarship. The sections and chapters of this book marshal evidence in support of the idea that undergraduate service learning, infused throughout the curriculum and coupled with outreach scholarship, is an integral means through which higher education can engage people and institutions of the communities of this nation in a manner that perpetuate civil society. The editors, through this series of models of service learning, make a powerful argument for the necessity of "engaged institutions".
Discharged in 2002 from the US Army under the provisions of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," Alexander Nicholson was shocked to learn there was no group advocating DADT's repeal that was reaching out to active military or veterans organizations. Nicholson believed the repeal effort needed spokespersons who understood military culture, who could talk about DADT's impact on those who serve to those who serve and served. Someone like him. From this idea Servicemembers United, the largest organization for gay and lesbian servicemembers, was born. Nicholson and several others who had been discharged under DADT toured the United States, where they spoke at American Legion posts, on radio talk shows, and at press conferences across the South and on both coasts. Surprised at the mostly positive reception that the tour provoked, Nicholson and Servicemembers United were propelled to the forefront of the DADT repeal fight. In time Nicholson became the only named plaintiff in the successful lawsuit that ordered the policy overturned, forcing the US Congress to act. "Fighting to Serve" gives a no-holds-barred account of the backstage strategies and negotiations, revealing how various LGBT organizations, the Congress, the Pentagon, and the White House often worked at cross purposes. But in the end, it was the pressure brought by active veterans, a court ruling out of California, and a few courageous senators, representatives, and military leaders that brought the destructive policy to an end.