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Archives: "Refreshment in Refuge"
  • I am sick and tired of having homosexuality being shoved in my face as "normal". It is not.  But, this column isn't about homosexuality. It is about all kinds of seductive sin that the Great Deceiver seduces us into, weaving a web so tight we cannot move. I do not believe homosexuality is biological.…
    May 24, 2020
  • Thunder crashing, rain pounding, water rising... those are things people pay attention to. If we don't something might happen, something beyond our control, but nevertheless, something bad might happen. Why is that? Why do we fear the things beyond our control? We have a mighty Creator who stirs up the sea and makes…
    May 17, 2020
  • Going to an fro, hardly time to sleep much less time to smell the coffee, or drink it while it's hot. Sound familiar? You don't have to have two small children and a husband to feel like that... or hold down two jobs... or have a demanding family that you are trying to house, feed and clothe all with the shrinking…
    May 10, 2020
  •   No one understands God's perfect ways or even why God acts in such a way for some and in another way for others. How do we even know for sure we are walking in His will? We can't see the future. Our feelings are fickle. We can't control other people's decisions. So how do we walk down that specific…
    May 3, 2020
  • Matthew 12:6-8 But I say to you, One greater than the temple is here. 7 But if you had known what this is, "I desire mercy and not sacrifice," you would not have condemned the guiltless. (Hosea 6:6 ) 8 For the Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath. Does anyone really know what mercy…
    April 26, 2020
  • EL, Elohim, El Shaddah, Adonai, Jehovah-The LORD, Jehovah-Jireh- The LORD provides, Jehovah-Rophe=The LORD heals, Jehovah-Nissi=The LORD our banner, Jehovah-M'Kaddesh=The LORD Who sanctifies, Jehovah-Shalom=The LORD our peace, Shepherd, Judge, Jehovah Elohim=LORD God, Jehovah-Tsidkenu=The LORD our righteousness,…
    April 19, 2020
  • There is much evidence that this Book, the Lamb's Book of Life in Revelation and the Book of Life of th4 Old Testament is one book. Before you pass on, give me a chance to explain why. Psa 69:28 Blot them out from the Book of Life; yea, let them not be written with the righteous. This tells me that…
    April 12, 2020
  •   I was sitting in our Sunday School class and we were discussing some things prior to our lesson. One of the ladies spoke about Congress's serious lack of concern over abortion. This was just shortly after I'd written an article about Paragraph M. What I found in that research for that article was very disturbing...…
    April 5, 2020
  • I love the story below. I have kept it for many years because it always reminds me that it is my responsibility to listen for God's voice. I don't know who wrote it, or even if it is true. But, the message is a good one. Back when the telegraph was the was the fastest method of long-distance communication, a young…
    March 29, 2020
  • For what is your life? James asked. It is only a vapor for a little time then vanishes away. Talk about putting things in perspective. I know you'll find this hard to believe, but I threw a temper tantrum today. I have an average size plate with an average size fork, and I'm sitting in my spot…
    March 22, 2020
  • One of my all time favorite songs is "For I know Whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I've committed unto Him against that day..." That is found in most hymnals even though it is such a very old song. So old, it is found in 2 Timothy 1:12. How sweet to have that deep confidence…
    March 15, 2020
  • There are 41 senators that are deceived into thinking that aborted babies are not worthy of medical care if they survive the abortion process. One of the latest bills (S.311) that was put forth to protect babies that live through the abortion process. "...establishes requirements for the degree of care a health care…
    March 8, 2020
  •   My beloved friend Stan over at Birds of the Air wrote a beautiful post about loving his wife.  It isn't an Ode to Love or a Sweet Puff... it is simply a declaration of one man saying that the love he has for his wife comes directly from God.  His love for his wife is perfected by God.  This…
    March 1, 2020
  • The message of the Cross is "No Stones". There are two stories that come to mind which convey this strongly and Jesus is prominant in both. One is the woman who was caught in adultery and brought before Jesus, the other is the Woman at the Well. Can't you just feel the heat of that day? It was the sixth hour.…
    February 23, 2020
  • And He said to them, Why did you look for me? Did you not know that I must be busy in the affairs of My Father? Luke 2:49   Did you not know? The Apostles knew and they were busy about God’s business and carrying out the Great Commission. Everyone they met, they told. Apollos knew, but he didn’t…
    February 16, 2020

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Meet the Author

Gina Burgess has taught Sunday School and Discipleship Training for almost three decades.  (Don't tell her that makes her old.)  She earned her Master's in Communication in 2013.

She is the author of  several books including: When Christians Hurt Christians,  The Crowns of the Believers  and others available in online bookstores. She authors several columns, using her God-given talent to shine a light in a dark world.  You can browse her blog at Refreshment In Refuge.

If you'd like to take a look at some Christian fiction and Christian non-fiction book reviews before the books hit the book store shelves, check out Gina's book reviews at Upon Reflection 

Gina is a partner and COO of Common Sense Marketing Strategies, LLC that owns Authors Community and eBookChristian.com

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