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

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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The Self-Sacrificing Unnamed Mother

I Kings 4:27b, “She is his mother.” “Oh, my lord, give her the living child and by no means kill him,” the unnamed mother cried the moment King Solomon gave the command to bring his sword and divide the baby in … Continue reading

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A Strong Tower

Proverbs 18:10  “The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.”         My dictionary describes the word tower as meaning: “a place or thing of security or defense; citadel; … Continue reading

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Guiding Children In God’s Way

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 “These word, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the … Continue reading

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The Rainbow Covenant

  Genesis 9:13 “I set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a sign of a covenant between Me and the earth.”      Traveling down the highway in a misty rain, my husband and I watched … Continue reading

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Guidance For Joy In Bible Study

Psalm 1:2  “But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night.”        My Thompson’s Chain Reference Bible was complied and edited by Frank Charles Thompson, D.D. PH D. … Continue reading

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Good Tidings of Great Joy

The story of Christmas is the story of Jesus Christ’s humiliation.  There are many verses in the Bible that express this and as we celebrate Christmas, the Incarnation of Jesus Christ (God in flesh), I want to share some of these verses … 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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The Obedient Unnamed Mother

Psalm 37:25 “I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, or his descendants begging bread.”          A cry for help!  A determined cry for help!  This mother in II … Continue reading

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A Zeal For The Lord

II Corinthians 9:2 “Your zeal has stirred up most of them.”        Recently I heard the expression used about someone that they are “on fire for the Lord.” Pondering this thought and desiring a specific answer, I posted … Continue reading

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Taste and See

Psalm 34:8  “O taste and see that the Lord is good.“         We are a nation that loves to eat.  Drive down a major street of most any city and you will probably see ten or more places … Continue reading

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Come Like Children

Matthew 19:13 “Let the little children come to Me and do not hinder them, for to such belong the kingdom of heaven. And He laid His hands on them.”   Mark 10:13,14,16 “And they were bringing children to Him that … Continue reading

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Sharing the Beauty Of God’s Creation With My Mother

Ecclesiastes 11:7 “Truly the light is sweet, and a pleasant thing it is for the eyes to behold the sun.”   I have a sweet memory to share with you today.  It’s one in which it is totally obvious that … Continue reading

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Our Compassionate God

One morning my husband and I were sitting at our table by the kitchen window leisurely eating our breakfast, as we watched a wasp walking around on the screen.  From its appearance we could tell that the wasp was “trapped” between the … Continue reading

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The Old Tattered Bible

Psalms 37:4 – “Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” I have so many many stories to tell of how God worked in my life over the years.  Here is one … Continue reading

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A Joyful Crying Christian

Psalm 56:8b  “Put thou my tears into thy bottle.”               A happy joyful Christian is also a crying Christian “for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.”  Ecclesiastes 7:3b In order to … Continue reading

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My Heart Is Fixed

Psalm 57:7  “My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed.”        The Christian life is not guesswork, or maybe so, or hope so.  It is a sure life and an immovable life, because it is built … Continue reading

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