Author: Marcia Gunnett Woodard

Come Home

Jesus, I hear You, Standing at the door of Heaven, Calling me— “Little one, it’s time to come Home.” Your voice has echoed all through my life, Reminding me of Your love And Your desire that I would one day join You. Now the call is stronger, more definite: “Come home. It’s time.” I want to answer Your call. Yet, I don’t want to leave the good things here— The love of family and friends. The soft touch of kitten fur. The beauty of music. But Your voice is more beautiful still, as You promise, “Heaven never takes away...

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Wordsmiths’ Prayer

Papa, We thank You for the gifts You’ve given— Keen mind, Joyous spirit, Engaging personality. Sometimes, we seems to act As if we also have limitless energy. But only You are limitless in anything. Admit it or not, we get tired. Lift us up, To serve You through our writing. Renew our strength. Guard our health. Bless and strengthen our immune systems. Guide us to make healthy choices— Proper nutrition and adequate sleep. Give us discernment with our time, Differentiating between divine appointments and “snake trails,” Where the enemy would distract us from Your plan. Help us To say...

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Heart-Life

Have you noticed that all too often, people ignore the classics? They say, “I don’t understand it.” “They talked weird back then.” “I spend so much time and energy trying to ‘translate’ it, I don’t have anything left to get anything from the writing.” “It’s like a foreign language.” Well, I don’t mind translating/paraphrasing vintage writing. In fact, I enjoy it! Almost as much as I enjoy sharing classic written thought with other people. So, I’ve decided I’m going to “translate” some classic, inspirational/uplifting writings. The parameters are: I want inspirational/devotional writings—fiction or non-fiction, with a publication or copyright...

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As We Gather

Father, As we gather here to feast on Your Word, We thank You for inviting us To Your banquet table as Your children— Precious sons and daughters of the King. We thank You that You meet us here, Joining in the love and fellowship We share as Your family. Create in us a love for Scripture— A hunger that can only be filled, And a thirst that can only be quenched, As we receive Your Word to us. May we who are blind see Your face. May we who are deaf hear Your voice. May we who are lame...

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To Papa, on Fathers

Dear God, I don’t understand. It doesn’t seem fair. Some of us grow up with wonderful fathers— Amazing fathers who leave too soon, Though not willingly. Some of us have ones Who turns the word “father” into a curse. Some have no father at all. A father Is so crucial to life— Forming. Shaping. Challenging. Directing. We need our fathers. Why can we not— Each of us— Have a wonderful father? Then, I remember. We all— Every single one of us— Does have a good, good Father, The fountain from whom flow All the blessings Of Father-love. A Father...

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