Author Archives: Gail Slawson

About Gail Slawson

I am a 72 year old wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. After 52 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

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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Thankful Praise 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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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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A Biblical Marriage

 Song of Solomon 8:7 “Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.” Mark 10:9 “What therefore God hath joined together, let no man separate.”         My husband and I celebrated 52 years of marriage last … 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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God’s Positive Answers

     God is sufficient for all our needs. Today I want to share with you a handy little chart of God’s Positive Answers that you can print out to keep in your Bible, your billfold or hang on your … Continue reading

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Victory In Battle

Genesis 3:19a “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread.” I Timothy 6:12a “Fight the good fight of faith.”   Today I’m using two Scripture verses to encompass one thought, which is summed up in the following saying: … Continue reading

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A Woman of Virtue

Ruth 3:11  “For all the city of my people know that thou art a virtuous woman.”        This devotion is in honor of a faithful servant of the Lord, my mother-in-law, my other mother, (for she was truly … Continue reading

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“Wherever He Leads I’ll Go”

“Take up thy cross and follow Me,” I heard my Master say;“ I gave My life to ransom thee, Surrender your all today.” Wherever He leads I’ll go, Wherever He leads I’ll go, I’ll follow my Christ who loves me … Continue reading

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“Open Thy Mouth Wide”

“Open thy mouth wide and I will fill it.” Psalm 81:10b As I watched these newly hatched baby birds, I smiled and thought of the verse quoted above.  That verse has always been such an encouragement to me in my … Continue reading

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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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