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

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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Life-Giving Sound

I Corinthians 14:7-8  “And even things without life giving sound whether pipe or harp except they give a distinction in the sounds, how shall it be known what is piped or harped?  For if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, … 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 Thankful Heart

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 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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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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