Podcast Episode #5: The Gatekeeper’s Key


That’s my word for 2016. 

Go forth. It is a daunting invitation. But, when I am invited to GO, by the Gatekeeper of my life, I am invited to seize the treasuries and supplies in God’s house. He invites me to pass through the gate, crossing the threshold of my portal to potential—the field of my hopes and dreams . . . and God’s will for my life.

My episode #5 podcast for January/February explores the dilemma we all face when challenged with the charge to “go” forward into a year filled with a balance of opportunity and the unknown. But, do not go forward without petitioning the Gatekeeper of your year to open wide the opportunities that lay ahead. Unknown as they may be, the Gatekeeper has the key . . .

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One day, Weaver ventures into the marketplace where words and tapestries are traded. There, in the midst of so many tales, stands the Gatekeeper. The Master Story-Weaver himself! Other eager weavers reach out to him in a flood of their tales. Some limp about, tripping over their words for all the loose threads and yarns, falling flat on the ground before him. Others push and shove, assertively staking a claim by his side, petitioning for a key that they might know the opportunities on the other side of the gate.

But, the treasuries therein are not to be toyed with sloppily, and the gate’s portal not to be opened to mere aggressors. The Gatekeeper knows the worth of each tapestry laid before him and allows only those who would prove themselves worthy of the key to have access. By invitation . . .

The Gatekeeper’s Key

Kathryn Ross

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Click the PLAY BUTTON above to hear the my podcast dramatization of The Gatekeeper’s Key, an original, whimsical tale to inspire and challenge YOU to GO into this new year seeking gatekeeper’s with keys . . . to opportunities.  

For earlier posts on this topic, check out the details of my word for the 2016 in PART 1 and PART 2

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The Gatekeeper’s Key:

Crossing Thresholds through Portals of Potential

by Kathryn Ross

If you enjoyed the audio podcast reading of this abridged chapter one of The Gatekeeper’s Key, you’ll love the whole book! Order your autographed copy today to learn what you need to know to “go forth” in your calling and life goals, seeking out the gatekeepers and the key to your “field of dreams.” Click HERE to order direct from Pageant Wagon Publishing.

Sharing Podcast Episode #5: The Gatekeeper’s Key this week with:

Literacy Musing Monday with Maryandering

Family, Friendship and Faith @ Jed and Jen’s Coffee Shop Conversations 

Sitting Among Friends with Jaime

Wholehearted Wednesday with Judith

A Little R&R Wednesday with Rosilind

Tell His Story with Jennifer Dukes Lee

The Homemaking Party at Classical Homemaking

Vintage Mama’s Cottage with Nina

Katherine’s Corner Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop

Thought Provoking Thursday with Lyli

Essential Things Fridays with Mel

Faith Filled Fridays with Laura

Anything Goes Pink Saturday with Beverly

Spiritual Sundays with Charlotte

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About Miss Kathy

"I teach families how to restore their God-given authority as the primary educator in their child’s life through the experience of reading together as a family. Learn how to use literature to create teachable moments, build strong minds, and bind loving hearts."

Kathryn Ross, writer, speaker, and dramatist, ignites a love of literature and learning to equip young and old towards developing a Family Literacy Lifestyle—reading together, learning together, loving together. Her works challenge families to deepen their literacy skills and grow into the greater things God has purposed for them. She’s taught in Christian and homeschool circles, trained in the Principle Approach® through the Foundation for American Christian Education. Miss Kathy owns Pageant Wagon Publishing, producing homeschool enrichment materials, devotional works, study guides, and theatrical dramas for church, school, and community production. She podcasts at TheWritersReverie.com and blogs at PageantWagonPublishing.com.


  1. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sitting Among Friends on Wednesdays. I hope that you will posts up with us again. I love having a variety of things for people to read. Have a great week.

  2. The first picture that you shared with this post really struck me. It brought to mind a scene from C.S. Lewis’ “The Great Divorce.” In this scene, there is a group of people who are brought to heaven. They are given a “second chance.” Sadly, nearly every single person refuses to see the beauty surrounding them. Spurning the opportunity to repent, they instead choose to return to hell. In a different sense, this is what I see when I pondered that picture of yours. Not refusing repentance, but refusing following or serving or moving forward. Refusing to leave a comfort zone. Breaking out of our shell is so necessary. But, if we never seek the Gatekeeper, if we never venture beyond the door, we’ll miss all that green and open land of potential and opportunity on the other side.

    Yes, let’s seek the key.


    • Thank, Sharon!

      You should be receiving the email with my subscriber’s link to download the companion E-book. Enjoy. When I started to write the reflective thoughts and challenge questions with journal prompts, I realized that I had more than a short story book with a few thoughts at the end. I was overwhelmed with how varied are the ways to apply the concepts in this story. It fits so many scenarios regarding our salvation, our calling, our relationships, and especially our relationship with God. I just scratched the surface with what I included in the e-book, and left the ministry of the Holy Spirit room to draw out more according to the uniqueness of the reader and thinker on these things. It’s been a rich meditation of mine since the day after Christmas, as the Lord is filling me with the good things I need to walk through my portals this year. May you be so enriched, too, according to what the Lord is cultivating in you–and the gatekeepers you are praying to come into your life.
      Joy to you, my friend!

  3. Go is a great word for the year. Mine is hope. I’m feeling quite hopeful about it (sorry about the bad pun).

  4. Thank you for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop…so happy to have you here!

  5. “Go” can be a scary word when you don’t know if you’re prepared to make the journey or where it will lead. I hope you can stop by:



  6. I am so glad I came for a visit today. I only got to hear part of your story. I’ll be back to finish it and catch the others.

    • Pamela! I’m so glad you did. May The Gatekeeper’s Key inspire you in your quests this year, to the glory of God! YES–do listen to my other podcasts and catch up. You’ll be blessed!

  7. Go is an excellent choice for 2016. My word focus is HOME – focusing on coming home to my son.

I would love to hear from you--share your thoughts!


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