Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Animal Parables? -AnimalParables.com is a website dedicated to communicating Biblical Truth through animal stories found in the Bible. There are hundreds of stories and references to animals scattered throughout The Word. And while many have written versions and paraphrases of many of the stories, few have dug into the spiritual Truth revealed by each one.
Animal Parables is part of the Matney Woodard Entertainment family, a group of sites dedicated to producing inspirational entertainment for the whole family. We pray that everything we publish shares the joy that comes from a personal relationship with Jesus. There are several sites featured under the Matney Woodard umbrella. To stay in touch with all our activity, “Like” our Facebook page: Matney Woodard Entertainment. We post scriptures, commentary and links to new pages or sites!
The name honors Harrison Woodard’s parents, Frances Matney Woodard and Hollis Hood Woodard.
Frances Matney Woodard (1922 – 1991) was the daughter and sister of Methodist ministers. She was a dedicated Christian who was active as a Sunday school teacher, youth & children’s choir director, church secretary, lifelong choir member, songwriter, and soloist. She joined the Lord’s heavenly choir in 1991, after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Her wit, wisdom, talent, faith and example, will always be remembered.
Hollis Hood Woodard (1917 – 2009) was the oldest of 13 children. He, along with 4 of his brothers, proudly served this country during World War II. He fought in North Africa, Italy, France and Germany. He taught a Sunday school class for many years and ministered to others to the very end of his life. His dedication to the Lord, the Church and family was an inspiration to everyone around him.
Although most of the work here at Animal Parables is created by Harrison Woodard, there may be other work as indicated. You can learn more about the creator and primary author at his blog Harrison Woodard.
How Long Has This Site Been Online? -Animal Parables was officially launched on October 1, 2013. The plan is to eventually have a post on every major animal reference in the Bible.
How to Contact Us? – We love your prayers, questions, and comments. If you are on Facebook, contact us through the Facebook page referenced above. This is probably the most efficient way of making contact. You can also leave a comment at this site – however spam has made monitoring comments a very frustrating task, and some real comments may get overlooked or delayed. We try to reply promptly to all requests, but this is a labor of love, not a full time job. Please be patient with any request.
NOTE FROM HARRISON: Due to increasing levels of comment spam, many that are not at all appropriate for this site, the comment function on posts has been disabled. Also, note that the purpose of this site is not to have a theological debate, fend off heresy hunters, or the next inquisition. If you have an opposing view, create a web site and share it. My purpose is to share the Good News that I have discovered through fellowship with God’s Word – Jesus. This site includes ample links to the Word so that you can investigate God’s Truth for yourself. I am just a man and could very well make a mistake. That is why you must make God’s Truth, the Word of Life, the foundation for everything you believe. As a very wise man once said, “Faith begins where the will of God is known.” The Will of God is His Word. (Psalm 119, John 1, Philippians 2)
I encourage you to believe that the Holy Spirit dwelling in you will guide you into all Truth (Psalm 25, John 16). Never rely exclusively on mankind, tradition, religion, or theology – especially when they are at odds with the Word of God. Men can lie, but God cannot because He is Truth (Numbers 23:19, 1 Samuel 15:29, Titus 1:1-3, Hebrews 6:13-20). Between God’s Word, and the Holy Spirit’s guidance, a Believer should have ample resources to enjoy and understand everything in the Bible.
Can I use the material found here? – In most cases, any use of the material found here for private or home education, or church school, is permitted. Any publishing, or commercial use however, is generally forbidden. See Legal Info page for more information and specific details.
How Can I Help? – If you like what you read and what we are doing, there are several things you can do to help.
1. Share this site URL with your friends – any link on social media, Facebook, Twitter etc., helps this sites’ ranking and reach.
2. Ask your Pastor or Church webmaster to add a link to this site on your Church website.
3. Let us know what you think. Your comments are very important to us.
4. Make a direct donation through PayPal – use the link at the upper right.
5. Bookmark This Site and visit frequently. You can also use Google + or other public bookmarking sites which helps build the site’s online reputation. You can find these links at the bottom of every post.
6. Support our advertisers and affiliates – purchases made through our affiliates helps cover the cost of site maintenance, hosting, and advertising.
7. If you are a site owner, add a link to our site.
8. Praise God for giving us this vision and for providing the resources and wisdom to carry out all His plans for Matney Woodard Entertainment.