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

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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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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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 you 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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Apple of God’s Eye

Zechariah 2:8b “….for He that toucheth you toucheth the apple of His eye.”        A round shiny apple!  Doesn’t it make you smile just picturing a little boy proudly presenting such a gift to his favorite teacher?  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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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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“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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A Journey of God’s Faithfulness

Psalm 118:17 “I shall not die, but live and declare the works of the LORD.” It was four years ago today, February 20, 2014 that my special Journey of God’s Faithfulness began. Being a rather healthy person, thoughts of any … 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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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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A New Year, A New Purpose

Psalm 119:11 “Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee.” Psalm 119:105  “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.”   God’s Word is precious, and in this … 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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Commitment For The New Year

Daniel 1:8 “Daniel purposed in his heart….“  Five years ago I made a two year commitment to read through the Bible using a Two Year Bible Reading Plan.  When I started, two years seemed like a long time but now … Continue reading

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