Decking the halls in December involves a goodly amount of silver and gold. Trimming trees, front porches, table-tops, and what-all with glittering baubles and lights transforms the ordinary into a festive extraordinary setting of wonder.
We do it every year to set the stage for our joyful Christmas celebrations.
But as Christians, we are called to “deck our hearts” with the gold in God’s Word every day of the year.
My husband and I have been doing that collectively for over 60 years. God called us together in marriage–and ministry, investing our “gold” deposits into the hearts of families through the power of story. This Christmas, our many years of Wild West themed bible stories will finally begin to be released in digital print media. Our years of performance storytelling through parables are now available to the Christian family seeking engaging and interactive discipleship tools.
How It All Began
Biblical storyteller Ed Ross has been ministering in churches and community groups since 1986. I met him in 2003. In our first “‘getting to know you conversation”, he told me how he loved to share the gospel through a Wild West gold prospector he’d named Clementine Jones, “diggin’ for Gold in God’s Word.” We fell into a stunned silence when I told him that I’d created my own biblical storytelling persona named Wanda Wordwise, in the early 1990’s when I was serving a large South Carolina church as children’s pastor.
For over four years we’d each been praying that God would move in our lives after we’d each suffered the personal loss of our long time marriages. In faithfulness, and in God’s perfect time, He renewed us in His love and ministry calling. Ed and I were married on January 1, 2004–a new year, new life, new ministry in the Lord.
For over a decade we’ve been showing children of all ages how to dig out Golden Nuggets from the Bible and turn all that “gold” into Pearls of Wisdom as biblical truth is applied to their lives.
Now, as Pageant Wagon Publishing, we’re making Clementine and Wanda’s adventures, with their friends in Shalom City, available as family and church discipleship tools, teaching eternal truths through the power of story. Experience God’s Word through interactive elements—both DRAMA and the follow up activities of DERRING-DO:
- Storytelling through dramatic Read Aloud Reader’s Theatre (Discovering God’s Golden Truths)
- Scripture gold digging (Digging Deeper Family Bible Study with Pick-Axe and Shovel)
- Saving your gold in the bank (Verse Memorization Color Sheet)
- Spending your gold in town (Application of God’s Word—Living God’s Way Derring-Do Game)
- Giving your gold away (Prayer Journal)
- Bonus: Clementine’s Song Book (Re-purposed Western tune)
Each study comes in a PDF format for easy download and print-out as needed. Our first book, Clementine Jones and the Skunk Stink, will be launched on Friday, December 18th. You’ll be able to purchase right from here on the Pageant Wagon Publishing website.
Expect two more to follow by March:
PLUS–I’ll have bonus templates of the Memory Verse pages and Prayer Journals available to subscribers and purchasers of these products.
I’m joining the celebration with a SPECIAL GIVE-AWAY!
Julie will provide an entry form where she will collect the names and email addresses of everyone and anyone interested, and choose the winners. She’ll forward the blessed recipient to me and I’ll get your PDF copy of Clementine Jones and the Skunk Stink out to you by our launch date! The winner receives a $15.99 value PLUS the bonus templates!
Homeschoolers may order here at Pageant Wagon Publishing after the December 18th launch date–OR you’ll find all my Pageant Wagon Publishing materials for both the Clementine Jones Drama and Derring-Do Books and Fable Springs Parables picture books and study guides available through Curr-Click in the new year!
Thanks for ministering to such a loving community of Christian bloggers!
Sharing Digging for Gold in God’s Word Give-Away! this week with:
Fellowship Fridays at Christian Mommy Blogger
Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound