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

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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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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