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

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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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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Who Is The Christ of Christmas?

Children in a third, fourth and fifth grade Sunday School class that I taught several years ago, found these Attributes of the Godhead on their own.  They come from various versions of the Bible.  Even though there are over 700 … 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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Elizabeth, The Mother of John the Baptist

The Christmas Story, the story of the birth of Jesus Christ, involves one special wife and mother besides Mary.  Her name is Elizabeth, the wife of Zacharius, a priest.  She was chosen by God to be the mother of John … Continue reading

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Thankful To God

I Thessalonians 5:18  “In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”        The above Scripture verse is very convicting, because it reminds us to be thankful in “everything”, and that … 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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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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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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A Biblical Marriage

 Song of Solomon 8:7 “Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it.” Mark 10:9 “What therefore God hath joined together, let no man separate.”         My husband and I celebrated 49 years of marriage last … Continue reading

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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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