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Gayla Holley
Houston Texas, USA
Life is the journey...how we travel and affect the world to be a better place is our choice.
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Finding a new way to keep walking down life’s road takes time and energy. With the Lord by my side I have started to heal and am doing well. There ARE ways and certain things that can be done to... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at Gayla's Magazine
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The focus that so many widows face is ‘who am I now’ after their husband has passed away. Being in the ministry, she was the Pastor’s wife, or the missionary’s wife..... maybe a Bishop's wife, but in whatever branch of ministry they served together in, she has been the minister’s wife who also paid the price beside him. After his death..... who is she now? Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2021 at Gayla's Magazine
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How WONDERFUL and INCREDIBLE the LIVING GOD truly is and His ways past finding out. There are many ways that we are told in scripture of how big God is… The Hand of God The Eyes of God The Power... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2021 at Gayla's Magazine
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It goes without saying that my husband touched the countless lives of men and brethren in the ministry. But he also changed the lives of many women. Here are a few comments that were made about him from sisters in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2021 at Gayla's Magazine
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I could have never known that the next time he would be in The Coat of Many Colors Cathedral with Bishop Gershon Suan it would be at his own Legacy Memorial Service! The Man preached a great message that day....... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2021 at Gayla's Magazine
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'When you think of someone who is a widow, most of us imagine a woman in her 80s or 90s, but according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average age of widows is 59-years-old, but many are much younger. In... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2021 at Gayla's Magazine
I had this dream three years ago in January 2018...... The Dream I am going place to place, in and out of white buildings (but the insides are dark and dirty looking) ... I’m taken up and down many small... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2021 at Gayla's Magazine
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Once upon a time our family looked like this..... Six happy people, but we lost one and now there are five of us, with one in Heaven. The Patriarch of our family - my husband, known to all at the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2021 at Gayla's Magazine
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Dear Pastor's Wife, I have been right where you are.... This is common for pastors wives to hold up the arms of the ministry. I learned a few things along the way that can help to keep from overwhelmed with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2021 at Gayla's Magazine
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Thank you for visiting my blog.... I spent years of my childhood raised in the jungles of Liberia, West Africa along with three brothers, by missionary parents, Sam and Joyce Latta. I have had lot's of adventures in my life.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2021 at Gayla's Magazine
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Being asked ‘how are you doing?’ makes me speechless. It can be said that the waves of grief hit when unexpected. And it takes concentration to hold on to what is solid..... Christ the SOLID Rock.... when the waves of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2021 at Gayla's Magazine
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I bought this cup just for this morning.... the morning after my husband's Legacy Memorial Service. Just setting by the fire thinking of all the gracious people who have been here for the past three days. Powerful Bishops, successful business... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2021 at Gayla's Magazine
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One of us now ‘lives happily ever after’. Everyone asks me how are you doing? The truth is I don’t really know day to day. I try to go through each day with a quiet heart as my decisions are... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2021 at Gayla's Magazine
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The mortal has put on immortality..... My husband of 45 years had ascended to Glory. It’s over. His epic battle has been won. The General has defeated the enemy.... he has the flag of victory held high at last..... and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2021 at Gayla's Magazine
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My generations are of peaceful women, filled with God's grace and love. Christian women whose lives revealed each one's character in integrity. Role models who lived what they 'preached'. This is my mother, Joyce Latta. She was a lady in... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2020 at Gayla's Magazine
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This message will change your life if applied in sincerity. There are some that will take this into their hearts, dig deeper, and their lives will change forever. Some will be delivered of false belief systems while reading this, and... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2020 at Gayla's Magazine
My dream and I have never forgotten it it happened on the night of November 7, 2017 I was in a motorhome with my husband and some other people. But we weren’t on a road, but were in water. Like... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2020 at Gayla's Magazine
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The time for 'ease in Zion' is over..... no more comfort zones of just hearing the Word and being relaxed in nice comfortable surroundings and let someone spoon feed us. With Covid19, the church has arisen and is beginning to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2020 at Gayla's Magazine
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Planning a luncheon for women in leadership while juggling various other functions became a joy to prepare for. How? By creating a big salad bar...... at the table! Talk abut fun.... it was! And it was interesting for each guest... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2020 at Gayla's Magazine
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Prayer time is sometimes just 'being' alone with Him. Sometimes it's joy...... sometimes it's requests...... sometimes it's tears. However the time is spent together is so very meaningful and enjoyable. Peace and rest always come because of the time spent... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2020 at Gayla's Magazine
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She couldn’t take it anymore, there was no sense in crying in the house, the people inside were trying to understand this horror and were all grieving differently. Creeping outside as silently as she could, her sandals crunching the sandy... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2020 at Gayla's Magazine