Traci Wooden-Carlisle began writing poetry and short stories as soon as she was able to form words on paper. She used that as a way to creating worlds, as well as, to communicate with God. A native of Los Angeles, California, she grew up attending United Methodist Church under the leadership of a pastor whose heart was for youth. Once she finished college at Humboldt State University she found herself at a loss. She felt caught in the transition between childhood and adulthood. She received a great deal of her answers through a Tuesday night Bible Study. As she continued to attend classes, the Bible became real to her and the scriptures were more than just words on a page. They came to life and she was able to identify with the teachings. She was filled with the Holy Spirit one November evening in 1995 and soon found that when she wrote to God, the Holy Spirit would respond; at times in the form of poetry and other times in conversation. She was amazed, awestruck, and humbled to know that He had not only been listening, but also wished to have a more intimate relationship with her. As she continued to write she joined a smaller church closer to her home in the San Fernando Valley and became an intercessory prayer, volunteered at the juvenile hall in the area, participated in door-to-door evangelism and shared her first love of dance by creating a praise dance team. She surrounded herself with saints and volunteered her services as a graphic artist. Through the early-morning prayer, all night Friday prayer and 3-day shut-ins she started on her journey toward her most desired gift, an intimate relationship with God.
Today, Mrs. Wooden Carlisle lives in San Diego with her husband, David Carlisle. She serves as a church Office Manager, teaches fitness classes, continues to praise the Lord through dance, and is currently writing her third book in the Christian-fiction series, Promises to Zion.
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My Oil of Joy For Your Mourning
by Traci Wooden-Carlisle
What do you do when your God-given dream comes to life, but doesn’t last your lifetime?
Elder Paige Morganson has made her choice in who to pursue a romantic relationship with but it isn't all smooth sailing. Unbeknownst to her, secrets long since buried are being uncovered that will rock not only her life, but everyone she has interacted with in the last few months. Their reactions are key.
A Symphony From Heaven
by Traci Wooden-Carlisle
A Symphony from Heaven is a colorful array of poetry referenced by Biblical scripture. The commentary for each poem gives the reader insight into the heart and depth of each poem.
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