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This week’s FMF writing prompt is: WANDER




There’s a quote that says, “Choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” I have been privileged to serve as a copy editor for various writing projects over the past several years. It’s always enjoyable, but sometimes I get to work on a project that is an absolute delight.

The Wandering Wise Men was one such project. Not only is the project itself remarkably well done, it was created by two friends I went to college with.


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Eric and Meredith Schrotenboer have put together a beautiful, captivating new Christmas resource for families called The Wandering Wise Men.


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This set includes a children’s picture book, a family devotional, and three plush wise men for children and families to enjoy. Have you ever heard of “Elf on a Shelf”? Well, you can create a similar experience for the kids in your life using the biblical story of Jesus’ birth.


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Families will discover the historical, geographical, and cultural context of the wise men story in the 37-day devotional that starts on December 1 and goes through January 6, the celebration of Epiphany.

The picture book is filled with gorgeous original artwork by one of my favorite local artists, Joel Tanis.

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If you’re looking for a new resource for your own family or to gift to friends, I highly recommend The Wandering Wise Men.






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