Podcast #8: When Mice Make Way for the Lion’s Roar

The Gatekeeper's Key Indie Book Awards 2018When Mice Make Way for the Lion’s Roar is an abridged chapter excerpt from my latest book,

The Gatekeeper’s Key!


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I am overwhelmed with grief at the seemingly impossible state of affairs manifesting in our nation and the world today. How far our founding landmarks have been removed! I’ve watched them be systematically replaced with evil substitutes over my lifetime of close to six decades long. I see human hearts and minds sent strong delusions, believing lies, calling right wrong and wrong right, and a host of other travesties the Bible warns us about in 2 Timothy 3:1-5 NKJV:

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,  unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!

All I know to do is to pray. But my prayer is reduced to a waterfall of tears. Words are choked back by sobs. I feel helpless and alone facing the mountains. So, I cry out my complaint to the Lord.

“Who am I, Lord? I am helpless to make a difference. What can I do? I’m just a tiny little mouse in this big scary scheme of things. It’s all so dark and impossible.” I’m blubbering by this time.

Thankfully, our blubbering is not a bother to God. In fact, it is the passkey to open the door to His many mercies and grace in our time of need.

Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

                                                                                                Hebrews 12:14-16 NKJV

“Yes,” a commanding Voice whispers in my spirit. “You are a mouse. And you are many.”

In that instant, I see . . . mice. Scurrying. On a mission . . .

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

CLICK THE PLAY BUTTON ABOVE to hear the rest of the story featuring dramatizations from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis.

Click on the AUGUST 2016 issue of Ruby for Women below and turn to page 40 to read along with the full story!

Then, be sure to linger through this issue for more inspirational writing from our Ruby Writers!


I highly recommend the prolific works of C. S. Lewis. His books are classics, revealing biblical truths with powerful reasoning and lucid explanations, both directly in his non-fiction writings, and metaphorically in his fiction—specifically The Chronicles of Narnia series.

Today’s story is drawn from the first of those books, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, where we first meet Aslan as a type of Christ, painting a dynamic picture of the plan of salvation and elements of the spiritual battle taking place behind the scenes.

Two great resources to further your understanding of Lewis as a writer include his own Letters to Children where he answers their questions about the Narnia books. In addition, many writers have drawn out the principles explored in the series. One of my favorites is by Kathryn Lindskoog: Journey into Narnia.

Do you have a favorite devotional study guide to the Narnia series?

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe


How does seeing yourself as a mouse nibbling away at binding circumstances through prayer give you hope that the roar of the Lion of Judah may be released to work His will and wonders in dark and difficult times?

When Mice Make Way for the Lion’s Roar is an abridged chapter excerpt from my 2017 book, The Gatekeeper’s Key. It is currently nominated for the Indie Book Awards 2018

The Gatekeeper's Key Indie Book Awards 2018

One day, Weaver ventures into the marketplace where word 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 stories. 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 to petition for a key, that they might possess the opportunities on the other side of the gate.

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

The Gatekeeper’s Key

Kathryn Ross

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Here are the additional posts/audio podcasts that became the foundation for three of the seven chapters in The Gatekeeper’s Key:

The Gatekeeper's Key Indi Book Awards 2018

Click to listen to an abridged excerpt from The Gatekeeper’s Key.

Key of Love and Locked Gates podcast image

Click to listen to an abridged excerpt from The Gatekeeper’s Key!

Click to listen to an abridged excerpt from The Gatekeeper’s Key.


Help this important devotional book get into more hands, hearts, and lives this year!

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Sharing Podcast #8: When Mice Make Way for the Lion’s Roar this week with:

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Thought Provoking Thursdays

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Faith Filled Fridays

Pink Saturdays

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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. I think praying is the best thing we can do in any circumstance. I’m a great fan of C.S.Lewis. I love the way he brings out Biblical truths in his writing. So nice to have found you today as your neighbor at #SittingAmongFriends. Blessings to you!

    • Blessings Gayl! Yes–in our flesh we can’t know the power of our little prayers. We must stand on God’s Word telling us how powerful they are in the Spirit. Holding fast in prayer!

  2. I will always remember reading “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” for the first time. I was probably about 21 years old. I remember crying when Aslan was shaved, mocked, and sacrificed. His death touched my heart deeply. And then, when the mice were chosen to release him – oh, I cried tears of sheer joy! Yes, the tiniest of creatures, united in purpose, can accomplish so much. Might we be united in our pursuit of Christ, and in bringing His message of Truth to a crazy world.


    • Thanks, Sharon! It is a crazy world and the only sense I’ve been able to make of it is when I am praying. Gnawing away at those ropes. How glorious God is to give me such clarity through a metaphorical picture from a piece of literature written for children over half a century ago! It’s why I do what I do with my own writing–and teaching the same to others. God makes Himself known to us in so many amazing ways!

  3. Kathy,
    Praying with you, too 🙂 I love how C.S. Lewis portrays Aslan and gives us a peek into God’s heart. Blessings to you 🙂

    • Thanks Dolly! I always find such treasures in Narnia and so many other pieces of classic literature, pointing me to God’s Word very often. Stories can make intangible truths tangible. Thanks for dropping by!

  4. Wonderful job, Kathy. Great message delivered so interestingly. Thank you for sharing with us.

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