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

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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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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The Obedient Unnamed Mother

Psalm 37:25 “I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, or his descendants begging bread.”          A cry for help!  A determined cry for help!  This mother in II … Continue reading

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A Zeal For The Lord

II Corinthians 9:2 “Your zeal has stirred up most of them.”        Recently I heard the expression used about someone that they are “on fire for the Lord.” Pondering this thought and desiring a specific answer, I posted … Continue reading

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Songs of Thanksgiving

The Bible has several special Songs of Thanksgiving (along with the many in Psalms.)  May your spirits will be uplifted as you share and identify with Moses, Hannah, David, and Mary as they give praise to our Great God.   … Continue reading

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Taste and See

Psalm 34:8  “O taste and see that the Lord is good.“         We are a nation that loves to eat.  Drive down a major street of most any city and you will probably see ten or more places … Continue reading

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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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