His Wisdom for Her World

Gayla Parker

What Should I Wear?

By on September 8, 2015 in Christian Life with 2 Comments

Recently I was asked to speak at a women’s event in another state. Because I was not familiar with the church I asked, “What is the appropriate dress for this event?” The answer given was: “Something comfortable and cool. It is going to be hot!” In Woman Land that answer is a bit vague. Does […]

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What Is Your Flea Treatment?

By on April 16, 2015 in Christian Life with 1 Comment

Scooter is our family dog. He is an eight-pound, very fluffy Pomeranian. Scooter is not good at anything other than looking really cute. On our walks at the park we are often stopped by others asking to touch his fur. He even attracted the eye of a news cameraman once and made the evening news […]

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"Who Do You Play For?"

By on February 10, 2015 in Ministry with 0 Comments

 “…but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wags according to his labor. For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building.” I […]

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Running the Treadmill

By on November 4, 2014 in Relationships with 1 Comment

On an unusually cool late summer day, I decided to go for a run outside rather on the treadmill at the gym. It happens to be 1.5 miles down the main road of my neighborhood. Since I had easily been running 5 miles on the treadmill all summer, a run down the main street and […]

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Let the Matchmaking Begin!

By on October 21, 2014 in Jesus with 1 Comment

Who doesn’t enjoy a good love story? When it comes to love stories, I have a few rules. First of all, the boy and the girl have to get together in the end. Secondly, no one can die in my love stories. I have been known to turn off a movie just before tragedy strikes […]

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Did You Bring Me Out Here to Die?

By on September 30, 2014 in Faith with 0 Comments

How many times have we said, “I think I’m gonna die!”? Most of us have used that phrase at the end of a long run, in the middle of a spinning class, after every Thanksgiving meal, after an all-nighter with a newborn, in the middle of VBS week, or at the end of August when […]

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Refueling in the Burn Out

By on July 10, 2014 in Faith with 0 Comments

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8 “Ladies and Gentlemen we are sorry for the delay but it seems we cannot start the engines.” Those are […]

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Why Mealtime Really Matters

By on April 15, 2014 in House and Home, Ministry with 0 Comments

Family meals have been the topic of much discussion of late. There are endless commercials about the importance of eating together. Counselors and psychologists are telling us not to neglect having a family mealtime; it is important for our children to have that time together. The success of Starbucks and neighborhood coffee shops is partly […]

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Go Ahead…Pierce Those Ears!

By on February 4, 2014 in Faith with 0 Comments

“He shall take him (the servant) to the door or the doorpost and pierce his ear with an awl Then he will be his servant for life.” Exodus 21:6b At 14, I went to live with my father and stepmother. My stepmother and I barely knew each other. In an effort to bond we thought […]

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G.I. Joes and Guarding Baby Jesus

By on December 17, 2013 in Holiday with 0 Comments

Christmas is a time of celebration and traditions.  Because we have blended traditions at our house – mine, my husband’s, American, and Filipino (from our mission field) – we have many.  But there is one tradition that is perhaps a bit unusual. One morning after decorating for Christmas I came down the stairs into our […]

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