Author Archives: Gail Slawson

About Gail Slawson

I am a 70 year old wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. After 50 years of marriage, my husband and I have been richly blessed with 4 wonderful children and their wonderful mates and 19 precious grandchildren, five of whom are already with the Lord and 3 great-grandchildren. My husband and I are busy retirees and reside in Baton Rouge, Louisiana where we serve the Lord Jesus Christ through Bible Studies, as mentors and greeters in our church and telling others about Him "as we go." Mark 16:15

Under His Wings

Psalm 91:4  “He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou trust.”                                 This story is an incident from the past:   … Continue reading

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Apple of God’s Eye

Zechariah 2:8b “….for He that toucheth you toucheth the apple of His eye.”        A round shiny apple!  Doesn’t it make you smile just picturing a little boy proudly presenting such a gift to his favorite teacher?  The … Continue reading

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A Journey of God’s Faithfulness

Psalm 118:17 “I shall not die, but live and declare the works of the LORD.” It was six years ago today, February 20, 2014 that my special “Journey of God’s Faithfulness” began. Being a rather healthy person, thoughts of any … Continue reading

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A Testimony Of God’s Saving Grace

Psalm 40:1-3  “I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.  He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.  And He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.”   Forty four years ago, in July of 1976, that is exactly what the Lord did for me—–He … Continue reading

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“Love Never Fails” I Corinthians 13

Love Never Fails It was a busy 
morning, about 8:30, when an elderly gentleman in his 80’s arrived to have 
stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry as he had an 
appointment at 9:00 am. … Continue reading

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Pressing Forward In The New Year

Philippians 3:13-14 “Forgetting those things which are behind….I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.”         A New Year.  A Fresh Start.  Paul tells us in the above verse … Continue reading

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Commitment For The New Year

Daniel 1:8 “Daniel purposed in his heart….“  Five years ago I made a two year commitment to read through the Bible using a Two Year Bible Reading Plan.  When I started, two years seemed like a long time but now … Continue reading

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Preparing Your Heart For The New Year

Ezra 7:10  “For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the Lord, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.” What type of person are you?  What makes you feel best about yourself? … Continue reading

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A New Year, A New Purpose

Psalm 119:11 “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee.” Psalm 119:105  “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”   God’s Word is precious, and in this … Continue reading

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Mary, The Mother of the Lord Jesus Christ

Luke 2:19 “But Mary treasured all these things, pondering them in her heart.”       How I love to read the wonderful story of Mary, the mother of the Lord Jesus Christ. She was a young humble virtuous Jewish woman betrothed to … Continue reading

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Who Is The Christ of Christmas?

Children in a third, fourth and fifth grade Sunday School class that I taught several years ago, found these Attributes of the Godhead on their own.  They come from various versions of the Bible.  Even though there are over 700 … Continue reading

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Elizabeth, The Mother of John the Baptist

The Christmas Story, the story of the birth of Jesus Christ, involves one special wife and mother besides Mary.  Her name is Elizabeth, the wife of Zacharius, a priest.  She was chosen by God to be the mother of John … Continue reading

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A Thankful Heart

Colossians 2:7b  “In everything give thanks.”          Today, I want to share with you a story that has proved to be an encouragement to me.  It is one of those stories, that once I heard it, I have … Continue reading

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Songs of Thanksgiving

The Bible has several special Songs of Thanksgiving (along with the many in Psalms.)  May your spirits will be uplifted as you share and identify with Moses, Hannah, David, and Mary as they give praise to our Great God.   … Continue reading

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Trust In The Lord

Proverbs 3:5-6  “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths”         The same grace that saved us and brought … Continue reading

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Thankful To God

I Thessalonians 5:18  “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”        The above Scripture verse is very convicting, because it reminds us to be thankful in “everything”, and that … Continue reading

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The Lord Is My Light

Micah 7:8b “When I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me.”      Our family has passed through Chattanooga, Tennessee several time while vacationing.  On one of those trips we visited a popular tourist spot called … Continue reading

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Anchor of the Soul

Hebrews 6:19a  “Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast.”         The dictionary defines an anchor as “a heavy implement usually of iron or steel, with hooks or flukes to grip the … Continue reading

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Wearisome Words

Malachi 2:17a  “Ye have wearied the Lord with your words.”        Just a few short generations ago, a man’s word was often his bond.  Many times no formal papers had to be signed, no notary’s seal needed to … Continue reading

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