Darlene Sala

Darlene Sala, popular national and international conference speaker, has served along side her husband, Dr. Harold J. Sala, since their marriage on December 23, 1959. She has had an active ministry role as pastor’s wife, counselor, Bible teacher, missionary, musician and author. Darlene authored her first book, Bugs, Floods, & Fried Rice (Baker Book House), while serving with her husband in Manila, Philippines . The book was written specifically to help Americans understand the Philippine culture as well as the life of a missionary wife and mother in Asia during the 1970’s. She graduated summa cum laude from Bob Jones University.  She is the mother of three adult children and grandmother of eight. Created for a Purpose – Hope for the Woman Struggling with Self-Esteem and Encouraging Words for Women have been best-selling book releases and are published in Asia (OMF Literature) and the United States (Barbour Books). Her most recent release is Heart of Compassion, Hands of Care (WingSpread Publishers).

Darlene is actively involved in the leadership of Guidelines International Ministries, which reaches more than one hundred countries through radio, video, literature and conferences. She speaks several times each year at family conferences and churches in the United States as well as the Philippines, China, Ukraine, Russia and Africa. Mrs. Sala has helped women around the world come to know the saving grace of Jesus Christ and to grow steadfastly in their faith and knowledge of Christ.

 

Darlene Sala’s latest commentaries

Anything And Everything

Anything And Everything

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October 20, 2014

I’ll give you a verse in the Bible covers anything and everything that will happen to you today. You find it in the little book of Philippians, chapter 4, verse 6 in the Living Bible version. The first part of the verse says, “Don’t worry about anything.” Now, that sounds simple to do—but only until something major strikes today at the very center of what you care most about—perhaps the business you just started, or much more serious, your mate or one of your children. Then you find yourself thinking about the problem non-stop. You may go through the motions

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This One Thing I Do

This One Thing I Do

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October 13, 2014

My friend Georgalyn has always been an extremely busy lady. When her husband died at a very young age, she took over the full responsibility of raising two young daughters. But at the same time, all during that time and up until the present, she has headed up one Christian organization or another. At one time it was missionary radio, and now it is missionary printing. With compassion for needy people, she endeavors to make a difference with her life. While I’ve always admired her spunk and dedication, I observed something in Georgalyn that spoke to my own heart in

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Extrovert or Introvert

Extrovert or Introvert

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October 6, 2014

Who is more valuable to God—an extrovert or an introvert? Most of us would say an extrovert, because those are the people with the outgoing personalities, the natural leaders, the people who never know a stranger. But that’s a mistaken concept. First of all, let’s define an extrovert and an introvert. It’s really very straightforward. An extrovert is someone who recharges his batteries by being with people, whereas an introvert is someone who draws his energy from being alone. Let me illustrate. An extrovert comes home dead tired from work. He has a party to go to that evening. Even

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Lessons from Sparrows

Lessons from Sparrows

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September 29, 2014

When Jesus was going to talk about God’s care for the birds, He chose the humble sparrow as His illustration. That’s an interesting choice, for sparrows are one of the most common birds on earth—even being thought of as pests. Almost everyone knows about sparrows, because from ancient times, sparrows have appeared in folklore, fairy tales, and proverbs. Because they’re so common, Jesus knew that down through the centuries people would read His words and be able to relate. For instance, sparrows live almost only where people live. According to a one study, wherever the number of households increases, the

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Mature Prayer

Mature Prayer

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September 22, 2014

Jesus told a story about a son who said to his father, “Father, give me my share of the estate,” and the father divided the inheritance. Not long after that, the son set off for a distant country and squandered his wealth in wild living. After he had spent everything, a famine came and he began to be hungry. So he hired himself out to a man who sent him to feed pigs. He was so hungry he longed to fill his stomach with what the pigs were eating. Eventually he came to his senses and said, ‘How many of

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A New Commandment

A New Commandment

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September 15, 2014

Most of us grew up knowing the Golden Rule: “Do to others as you would have them do to you” (Luke 6:31). Jesus taught it, based on the Old Testament law that said, “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Leviticus 19:18). But just before He died on the cross, Jesus said something new and startling. It was this: “A new command I give you: As I have loved you, so you must love one another” (John 13:34). Wow! Love one another as Christ loved us! Now, that’s a tall order! But every now and then you meet someone who has done

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How Long is God's Arm?

How Long is God’s Arm?

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September 8, 2014

Over and over again in the Old Testament of the Bible, you read about God’s mighty power and outstretched arm.

Evaluating Christian Leaders

Evaluating Christian Leaders

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September 1, 2014

Every so often you hear about a Christian leader who has had a moral failure. When that happens, people often ask, “How can I know that a pastor or TV evangelist or any Christian leader is for real? How can I count on what he says to be true?” A verse in the book of Hebrews speaks to this point, giving us guidance. You find it in Hebrews 13, verse 7, and this is what it says: “Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith.”

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Perspective When You’re Tired

Perspective When You’re Tired

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August 25, 2014

In her book Hope Lives Here, Janet Bly tells the story of Alice, a young mother who was struggling to manage a home and two preschool children. She felt almost overwhelmed by never-ending responsibility and fatigue. She says, ‚One night I fell exhausted into bed and began to pour out my frustrations to God. The kids didn’t listen, the house was a mess, my husband didn’t seem to care. On and on went the list. Then suddenly, as clear as a spoken word, I heard a distinct voice saying, ‘Which one do you want Me to take away?’ ‚ Instantly, Alice realized what precious gifts she

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Remember These Things

Remember These Things

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August 18, 2014

I have some lovely pieces of china that belonged to my Mom—her treasures. But after she went home to be with the Lord, in her desk I found some scraps of paper on which she had written down various bits of information that she wanted her grandchildren to know—special treasures from her heart. I can buy more china, but I can never replace these messages from her heart. For instance, from her experience as a pastor’s wife she wrote how she and my dad settled their differences when they couldn’t agree. She wrote: We made one decision in our marriage that we followed for 63

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