AUDIO STORYTIME PODCAST is an Achived Collection of stories and devotionals written and dramatized by Kathryn Ross; originally published on The Writer's Reverie Blog as The Writer's Reverie Podcasts, and simultaneously published as online and print form media in RUBY Magazine. CLICK EACH IMAGE to see the full text and images of the story or Click PLAY to listen.
When the Pageant Wagon Comes to Town
When I worked in a Principle Approach school some 20 years ago, I taught a class about the history of drama and storytelling. Little did I know then how my research, curriculum writing, and teaching of that course would become part of the fibers of my being. When I studied the impact of Pageant Wagons in the middle ages on the landscape of Europe for the purposes of advancing the Gospel and restoring literacy and learning to the masses through the power of story and the arts, I knew this would become part of the rest of my life. Learn the true story that fertilized the seed-bed of my literacy advocacy, speaking programs, and independent publishing as Pageant Wagon Productions and Pageant Wagon Publishing. Grab a cuppa tea and enjoy a 20 minute epic adventure of story! NOTE: Full Text Coming Soon. Click the Play Button above to listen!
Patriots, Petticoats, and Providential History
When George Washington commissioned Betsy Ross to create the first American flag in the spring of 1776, his design featured a six-pointed star. He thought cutting equal sides in a six-pointed star would be easier than five points. However, Betsy knew better. Learn her story in this Audio Storytime Podcast titled: Patriots, Petticoats, and Providential History. Originally published in 2 parts in the July and August 2018 issues of RUBY Magazine.
Inviting Families to Stop for a Story
How did a poetry book from 1925 from a love story with a sad ending set me on a course for the passion I have for books and reading? Why does reading aloud as a family matter today? When modern living with all its rush-about busyness, and the stresses of life in the 21st century, fractured families need to come to a complete STOP! and take into consideration a tried and true activity to restore the authority of the home, cement familial relationships, enhance academic prowess on all levels, and make cherished memories one with another. We turn back the clock to learn what the family understood to be true to these purposes 100 years ago. Defining the terms of "family literacy" tools you with the whys, hows, and recommendations for making reading aloud together a priority in your home.
From Leyden to Liberty: A Thanksgiving Tale
Take a whirlwind trip through time to events leading up to the Plimoth Plantation Thanksgiving in 1621! Miss Kathy lays the foundation for a deeper understanding of this historic event in American history and its impact on us today. From the English pilgrims unrest in their homeland due to persecution, to their uneasy stay in the secular culture of Holland, to the treacherous crossing of the Atlantic and establishing of a colony in the cold climate of the Massachusetts Bay on Cape Cod, this true tale of Christian faith and resilience, miraculous provision, and truly grateful hearts is always inspirational. Learn the folk ballad sung on Plimoth Plantation about the daily trials of living in this fledgling colony--and how they always "praised Jehovah for our God is good."
More titles to be added from our Archive Collection in the months to come!