Author Archives: Gail Slawson

About Gail Slawson

I am a 68 year old wife, mother and grandmother. After 48 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 2 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

Adopted By God

I John 3:1a  “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us that we should be called the sons of God.”        Once a baby is born into this world, he/she is someone’s child, someone’s son … Continue reading

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What Does the Lord Require of Thee?

Micah 6:8  “He has told thee O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”         This is one … Continue reading

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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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When You Pray

Matthew 26:39b  “Nevertheless not as I will, but as Thou wilt.”        As we think about prayer, I want to share with you a way I organize my prayer requests.  For many many years I kept a prayer … Continue reading

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A Father’s Day Letter From His Daughter

In honor of Father’s Day, I am publishing a letter our daughter sent her father several years ago. May you be encouraged. None of the cards in the stores ever seem to say the right things  So I thought I’d … 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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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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Encouraging Prayers and Poems

  Study Prayer Lord and Savior, True and Kind, Be the Master of my mind. Bless and guide and strengthen still, All the powers of thought and will. While I ply the scholars task. Jesus Christ be near, I ask. … Continue reading

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Stop and Pray

Ephesians 6:18 “With all prayer and petition, pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints.” ESV Much has been written on prayer and … Continue reading

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And When You Pray

Psalm 81:10b “Open thy mouth wide and I will fill it.”          Considering the vastness and wonder of space, as we did in the last blog has been such a blessing to me in my prayer life.  When … Continue reading

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Our Compassionate God

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

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Eve: The First Mother

Genesis 3:20  ” And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.”         Eve is fascinating to study because she was the first woman on earth and all her experiences were “firsts.”  We … 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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The Self-Sacrificing Unnamed Mother

  I Kings 3:27b “She is his mother.” “Oh, my lord, give her the living child and by no means kill him,” cried the unnamed mother the moment King Solomon gave the command to bring his sword and divide the … Continue reading

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God’s Sovereign Hand

Isaiah 30:18 “Therefore will the Lord wait that He may be gracious unto you…”   I’m a clock watcher. My daily schedule and activities are structured around a clock.  Depending on the time, I hurry through a task or take it … Continue reading

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Beneath The Cross Of Jesus

Thinking on Jesus Christ’s death on the cross often has me singing this beautiful hymn:  1. Beneath the cross of Jesus I fain would take my stand The shadow of a mighty Rock Within a weary land; A home within … 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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Spiritual Dryness

Isaiah 1:30  “For you will be like an oak whose leaf fades away or as a garden that has no water.”        Long periods without rain cause many problems.  The most obvious signs of the lack of water … 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 … Continue reading

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