Gael Gilliland and her dad singing

Family Traditions – Music Memories with Five Minute Storytelling

Ah, family traditions. Those activities we do with the people we love, over and over again. Even when we tire of the activity and desperately want to do something else. This post isn’t about one of those kinds of traditions. For the next few moments, I’m going to regale you with one of my favorite traditions. It includes my dad …

Holiday Storytelling

Documenting religious memories and moments

In December, I thought it would be fun to apply the 5-minute storytelling process to the major religious holidays and events that occur during the last month of the calendar year. The inspiration came after being asked to create Christmas prompts. I felt it was important to represent as much as I could. This is a compilation of everything I created …

Telling Stories Behind What We Make

Makers and Telling Stories Behind What We Make

Have you heard the term makers? Basically, a maker is anyone who is making things. If your grandmother enjoying quilting or crocheting, or if your dad does woodwork, they are makers. For our purposes in this discussion, makers are people who make things for people they love. Let’s jump into telling stories behind what we make. I thought it would …