Lately, I've been a part of a group studying the Apostles' Creed. Sometimes, it just feels good to get back to the basics. So today, I'd like to go back to the basics in prayer and tell not other people, but God, that I believe in Him.

Apostles' Creed Prayer

God Almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
Father—
I believe in You.

Lord Jesus Christ,
Son of God,
Savior—
I believe in You.

I believe
You were conceived by the Holy Spirit.
You were born of the Virgin Mary.
You suffered under Pontius Pilate.
You were crucified, dead and buried.

I believe
You descended to the dead,
Rose again on the third day,
Ascended into Heaven,
And are seated now at the right hand of God the Father.

I believe 
You will come from there to judge the living and the dead.

Holy Spirit,
I believe in You.

I believe
In your work in the world:
The holy Christian church around the world,
The bond of family, love, and community between believers,
Forgiveness for our sins,
And the coming day 
When all believers will be resurrected 
To eternal life.

Amen


marcia-headshot-225x300As a child, Marcia Gunnett Woodard was an avid reader, often disappearing into a book for days at a time. By her late teen years she realized that she wanted to be able to use words to weave a spell that drew the reader into the story, like her favorite authors did. Since then, she has enjoyed trying her hand at a variety of writing forms, including fiction, poetry, and theatre scripts. 
Although she still lives less than 100 miles from her birthplace, she has traveled internationally and has shared her thoughts with groups as near as a local university and as far away as Vladimir, Russia. 
When she isn't writing, she enjoys camping, traveling, sewing, playing word games, and surrounding herself with family (her husband and their children and grandchildren) and friends (both real and imaginary). 
Marcia firmly believes in the power of story. Since learning that the words parable and parabola have the same origins, she considers her writing to be a catapult, using the parabolic arc of story to launch projectiles of truth into walled-off hearts and barricaded minds. 
Connect with Marcia online: 
Blog: www.itsallaboutmarcia.blogspot.com 
Twitter:  @MarGunWoo 
Website: MarciaGunnettWoodard.com