Better than hot chocolate

by JoslynChase, December 11, 2018 in Free Stuff, Reading, Story Power, Storytelling

What’s better than hot chocolate for warming the heart during the holiday season? Hint: It’s a no-calorie option and it works year-round. It’s the power of story. And it’s especially potent at Christmas time because we’re more in tune with the greatest of all stories—the one that underpins everything. In our family, we had a […]

Choice reveals the character

by JoslynChase, November 13, 2018 in Challenges, Learning, Reading, Story Power, Storytelling, Writing

I’ve been perusing YouTube a lot this week, gathering research material for the book I’m currently writing. As I watch the videos, I’ve noticed a lot of thumbnails along the right side of my screen that claim they can determine my personality by the colors or pictures I choose out of a lineup. I don’t […]

Dishing out the ear candy

Once upon a time, there was a carpet merchant. He had his small business, a beautiful daughter, and a bad habit of borrowing money from a loan shark to keep his business running. When the sum owed was quite large, the loan shark came to collect. The lender was a crafty fellow. He’d had his […]

Story is the beating heart of human experience

by JoslynChase in Story Power, Storytelling

There are people you know, that you’ve never met. Yet you’ve shared moments with them, and been touched by them, in a real way. You know them through their stories. These are people whose biographies you’ve read, or perhaps you watched a movie based on their lives. Or you’ve read scriptural accounts. Or maybe you’ve […]