Spent a couple hours on Sunday night sitting around the kitchen table, eating, talking, and mostly laughing. Good food, good friends, good humor—all good gifts from a good, GOOD God!

Good Medicine

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Sides aching,
Cheeks tired,
Dabbing at eyes with sleeve or handkerchief.
Grownups chuckling,
Holding bellies,
Leaning against another—
Shoulders shaking.

“Ahahahaha! Ah! Ah!”

The children join in—
Shrieking with excitement,
Giggling,
As they run in joyful circles.

“Hee, hee, hee!”

Even the pets
Catch the joy.
The dog barks and chases his tail.
The cats purr
And chase each other.

Chuckle. Guffaw.

Silly noises.
Goofy faces.
Funny words.

Snicker. Snort.

Thank You, Papa,
For such healing medicine
And in such a delicious package.
Thank You for laughter.

(Giggle!)


marcia-headshot-225x300In her childhood and teen years, Marcia Gunnett Woodard immersed herself in reading, almost becoming the characters in the books she read. By her later teens, she had begun to experience the joy and fulfillment in creating a world and drawing the reader in through the use of words. She went on to study English and writing at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Since then, she has enjoyed trying her hand at a variety of writing forms, including fiction, poetry, and scriptwriting. Although she still lives less than 100 miles from her birthplace, she has traveled internationally and shared with groups as near as local school and university groups 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 (husband, children and grandchildren) and friends (both real and imaginary).

In her own words: “I believe the power of story is one of the strongest forces in the world. Did you know the words parable (a story) and parabola (a geometric arc) have the same origin? I want to use the parabolic arc of story to launch projectiles of truth into barricaded minds and hearts. The upcoming generations are people of story. If I’m going to reach them to become people of The Story, it will most often be through storytelling.”
Connect with Marcia online:
Blog: www.itsallaboutmarcia.blogspot.com
Twitter: @MarGunWoo
Email: m.g.woodard@gmail.com