Author Archives: Gail Slawson

About Gail Slawson

I am a 73 year old wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. After 53 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 4 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 in our church and telling others about Him "as we go." Mark 16:15

God’s Protective Hand

Hebrews 13:2 “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.” Today I have a very interesting story to relate to you.  It is one in which the events seemed most natural to me, but upon … Continue reading

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God’s Timing

A friend of mine in our church worked in the same position at her job for 19 years. She worked in the Licensing Department as a Administrative Program Manager. Recently a position opened up in her department and she applied … Continue reading

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A New Year, A New Beginning

Micah 6:8 ” He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good: and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”   As we begin a … 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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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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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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Take Heed During This Christmas Season

Luke 12:15 “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” This Christmas season as we focus on Jesus Christ and His amazing gift of laying aside His … 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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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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Try Thanksgiving

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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