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

Freedom In Jesus Christ

     As we celebrate our country’s freedom, let us rejoice even more in the freedom we have in the Lord Jesus Christ.   John 8: 32 “And ye shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall make you free.” … Continue reading

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Bible Encouragement For Fathers

Proverbs 23:24 “The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.”     What does God’s Word have to say to father’s?  The following verses give some clear concise … Continue reading

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A Letter To A Father From His Son

For This I Am Proud of You    The Lord Jesus said we are to love the Lord our God with all of our heart, soul, strength, and mind. This I have seen with my childhood family on our knees … Continue reading

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Godliness With Contentment

Haggai 1:6-7  “Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink, ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages earneth … 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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Two Faithful Women

Exodus 1:17 “But the midwives feared God.”   A few years ago I embarked on a two year journey to read through the Bible again. Traveling from Genesis into Exodus, two names  suddenly appeared on the printed page—two names recorded no … Continue reading

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Hannah, Full of Grace

I Samuel 1:2 “The name of one was Hannah.”    As we study the women of the Bible, we are drawn to I Samuel, and a woman named Hannah, who exemplifies many attributes of a wife and mother that we … Continue reading

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Life-Giving Sound

I Corinthians 14:7-8  “And even things without life giving sound whether pipe or harp except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?  For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, … 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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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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