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

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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Underneath Are The Everlasting Arms

Deuteronomy 33:27 “The eternal God is thy Refuge, and underneath are the Everlasting Arms.”   I recently heard the following story and wanted to share it with you:   “There is no extremity beyond the power of God’s strength and … Continue reading

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A Lesson On Humility

Luke 14:11  “For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”       One day, in my younger years, I was invited to attend a luncheon honoring a cousin of the family who … Continue reading

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Are You An Overcomer?

As Christian women, we have much to face to live a Christian life.  As wives, mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers, much is required of us  and we are often overwhelmed in our daily lives. Every stage of our lives has its … Continue reading

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Samson’s Mother

Judges 13:3  “And the Angel of the Lord appeared unto the woman….”        I like studying the Godly women of Bible.  Each one has their own unique characteristics which give us patterns of life to learn from and … Continue reading

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Joy in Work

Ephesians 2:10 “For we are his workmanship created in Christ Jesus unto good works…“        Lord, let me meditate on that verse a few more minutes. As a wife and mother, I’ve been so busy with my everyday … Continue reading

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God Says, “I Will Be With Thee”

Isaiah 43:1-2 “Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.  When thou passeth through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when … Continue reading

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Training Children

“Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he won’t depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6   What a wonderful promise in God’s Word!  It’s so very encouraging to know that the Lord will … Continue reading

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Women In The Bible

Proverbs 11:16 “A gracious woman attains honor..”   Eve, The First Mother Martha, The Anxious Homemaker Sarah’s Handmaid, Hagar Two Faithful Women Samson’s Mother Esther, A Woman Used By God Hannah, Full of Grace Mary, The Mother of Jesus Elizabeth, The … Continue reading

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Sarah’s Handmaid, Hagar

“ I must leave” said Hagar in desperation to herself.  Expecting a child by her master Abraham, Hagar had wrongfully shown an open attitude of contempt toward her mistress, Sarah.  Thus the mistress-servant relationship has been broken and Hagar was treated … Continue reading

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The Cross of Jesus Christ

  Galatians 6:14 “God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.”   I saw one hanging on a tree in agony and blood  He cast His languid eyes on me As near His … Continue reading

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Living Victoriously

Colossians 3:1 “Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth.”        When my mother was still living, I used to fly up to Washington State often to visit her.  On one of those flights, … Continue reading

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