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

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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A Father’s Day Letter From His 2nd Son

Happy Father’s Day to my dad!  So thankful to have a father who loved me, provided for me and taught me lots of things most important of which was loving Jesus Christ. He is an amazingly gifted man with so … Continue reading

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A Father’s Day Letter From His Daughter

None of the cards in the stores ever seem to say the right things  So I thought I’d write one myself. There are many thing I realize I never say “Thank you” for. Sometimes we just assume parents know we are … Continue reading

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Go And Make Disciples

    Matthew 28:19 ” Go therefore and make disciples of all nations…”   Early one cool fresh morning, I went out into the back yard and was greeted by some of God’s beautiful creation—the blooms of the elegant Easter … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday: pause

Originally posted on Between Blue Rocks:
In Marilynn Robinson’s beautiful novel Gilead, Reverend John Ames remarks, “I don’t know why solitude would be a balm for loneliness, but that is how it always was for me in those days.” These days…

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Lois and Eunice, Timothy’s Grandmother and Mother

Paul wrote to Timothy in II Timothy 1:5 “For I am mindful of the sincere faith within you, which first dwelt in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and I am sure that it is in you as well.” … Continue reading

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The Mother of Shem, Ham and Japheth, Noah’s Wife

Genesis 7:13 “On the very same day Noah and Shem and Ham and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah’s wife and the three wives of his sons with them, entered the ark.”      While writing the devotion, The Rainbow Promise, I … Continue reading

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Mary Magdalene

Luke 8: 2-3  “Mary Magdalene out of whom seven demons were cast out.” Mary Magdalene and others had followed Jesus Christ around and supported His ministry.  They had also been present at the crucifixion and now were also at the … Continue reading

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The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

As we continue to celebrate with joy the resurrection of Jesus Christ each and every day, please enjoy the following song: Because He Lives God sent His son, they called Him Jesus He came to love, heal, and forgive. He … Continue reading

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Teach Them Diligently

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

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Remembering God’s Blessings

“Remember His marvelous works that He hath done, His wonders and the judgements of His mouth.”I Chronicles 16:12          My husband had a witty elderly aunt and in her last years her memory started fading. After asking the same question three or … Continue reading

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Pastor Appreciation

October is Pastor Appreciation Month.  Take time to read this…….. Romans 16:1-16 “I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a servant of the church at Cenchreae,……… Greet Priscilla and Aquila,my fellow workers in Christ Jesus, who risked their necks for my life,……..Greet my … Continue reading

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Joy In Purpose

Psalm 5:3  “My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord, in the morning will I direct my prayer unto Thee and will look up.”        At night I am weary from the days work.  At night … Continue reading

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Dwell Together In Unity

Psalm 133  “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!  It is like the precious oil upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aaron’s beard:  that went down upon the … Continue reading

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Brokenness, A Way Of Life

Proverbs 21:4 “….a proud heart….is sin.” Proverbs 3:7 “Do not be wise in your own eyes.”   Rooted in pride is a high view of ourselves and who we are.   In the past I completed a Bible Study on … Continue reading

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Through the Flood

Isaiah 43:2  “When you pass through the waters. I will be with you; and through the rivers, they will not overflow you.”         Saturday, August 29, 2017, will be the 12th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  I could … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

I John 4:19 “.…He first loved us.“   Our Heavenly Father loved us first.  First, before we loved Him?  Yes, that is what the Bible says.  First, before our thoughts were toward Him.  First, when we were still in a state … Continue reading

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