Do you have someone in your life who needs your forgiveness…repeatedly? Remember, the One who calls us to forgive is the same One who empowers us to forgive and leads us by His example.


That same person has done it again.
The same old hurt,
The same old betrayal,
The same old wound,
Opened again,
And again,
And again—
Never given the chance
To totally heal.

Sometimes, I want
To pay them back in kind.
To let them taste the bitterness.
To make them feel the pain,
As they try to slow the bleeding
From their broken heart.

But, Jesus,
You call me to love,
To forgive,
Like You do.
And when I think of how often
Your heart is torn,
By my sin,
My betrayal….
How long ago
I passed
“Seventy times seven”….

How can I ever demand
For their trespass,
When I know
The great debt of iniquity
You have forgiven me….

When I gaze at the cross.

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:
Twitter: @MarGunWoo