NOTE: I removed the background music from my website. (Chase)
Thank you for visiting my website.
This is a picture of the cover of my self-published ebook.
Cover created and designed by my close friend Jim Ru.
--just a little reminder-- You are loved.
The Chase Story -- My First 70 Years
In August of 2016, on my 70th birthday, I self-published my autobiography. If you would like to read my story, it's available at Amazon for a reasonable price. The title is "The Chase Story -- My First 70 Years."
I hope that you will find my autobiography to be informative and entertaining. Thanks for sharing in my joy!!
PS. Here's a preview of the details that are included in my ebook:
Chase takes you to places that are no longer in existence, but he shares many of the details. He reveals what it was like before having a telephone or a television set in the home. His travels take you from Colorado and Arizona to the far east coast and even to Okinawa. Chase has the insight to tell what life was like as a child and as an adult. Some areas may be extremely challenging to endure and some mystifying, but the story continues. Throughout his story, don't miss out on learning solutions to various problems. This may be a story that will bring a few tears and some laughter; however, his aim is for this to be a spiritual journey. Throughout the pages of this story, see how God has advanced someone from an infant to the age of 70. Chase briefly shares his Christian beliefs and demonstrates how he prays. He grew up in Colorado, but he has lived in Tucson, Arizona, since 1968. Chase served four years in the United States Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1970. His background is in customer service and helping others. This is his first published book, and it covers 70 years of his life. Coming from an extremely suicidal backgroud, including many of the details, Chase expresses what it is like to be really grateful to be alive. He has been free from a suicidal condition for over 30 years. He desires to share his encouragement, his feelings, and his love with his readers. Jim Ru, an outstanding artist, created and designed the book cover. The day this book was published was the day Chase turned 70; it was August 15, 2016. Enjoy reading all of the twists and turns that unfold in The Chase Story -- My First 70 Years.
You are loved.
Today, you can download a free copy of my ebook at Smashwords:
My Desire to Encourage
"This too shall pass." These four words have helped me get through some of the most challenging times in life, and they are my favorite four words. Whenever I am facing an uncertainty or fear that seems too difficult to solve, I often ask one of my friends to quote my favorite four words. After hearing it the first time, I ask for the phrase to be repeated, and then I ask for it to be repeated one more time. By the third time the other person has told me this, I truly believe that the other person believes that it will pass.
This gives me hope and (either quickly or slowly) I will come to believe, too, that it will pass. After I fully believe that it will pass, the situation has changed from being a problem into a source for the solution. The real gift is getting to share this with others when they are going through a challenge or conflict.
My goal for many years has been to encourage others to hope and to not give up, and this is one of my ways for accomplishing that.
You are loved.
Dream, dream, dream; then, follow your dreams
into reality. They can become treasures to share
with others--to begin new dreams of their own.
Dreams, Feelings, and Encouragement:
These three words are the focus of my website.
I really, really enjoy observing and following
the DREAMS that materialize for others.
Expressing our FEELINGS truly enhances
the depth of genuine friendship.
ENCOURAGING others is a treasured
gift to both the giver and the receiver.
Prior to having my own website, it was only
the beginning of a dream--until Roger
(mentioned in my Turtle Story") encouraged
me to make it happen. Ever since 1998 this
website continues to be a reality and my
dream is continuing to unfold.
Encouragement is a gift that really works.
It's been a joy sharing this process with you.
I sincerely encourage YOU to follow your dreams:
into reality and beyond.
Tears of joy are included within the pages of my website,
and they have been instrumental in creating this website.
Tears are definitely a form of healing and cleansing.
If you experience these tears (that gently spill),
it is my intent that they be fully experienced as:
"TEARS OF JOY."