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

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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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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