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Archives: "Refreshment in Refuge"
  • 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
  • Is this not the fast that I have chosen: To lose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; when you see the naked, that you cover him, and not…
    February 9, 2020
  •   The word Worship means to bow low and to serve. In actions, it means, Obedience regardless of the apparent cost, as Abraham obeyed.             It can be done from a distance as the Children of Israel did when God came to the Tabernacle            …
    February 2, 2020
  •     Deu 30:19 I call Heaven and earth to witness against you today that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Therefore, choose life, that you may live, you and your seed, Deu 30:20 to love Jehovah your God, to listen to His voice, and to cleave to Him. For He is…
    January 26, 2020
  •   Gen 22:5 And Abraham said to his young men, You stay here with the ass. I and the boy will go over there that we may worship and may return to you. Gen 22:6 And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on his son Isaac; and he took the fire and the knife in…
    January 19, 2020
  •   1"Shout! A full-throated shout!     Hold nothing back--a trumpet-blast shout!     Tell my people what's wrong with their lives,     face my family Jacob with their sins!     2They're busy, busy, busy at worship,    …
    January 12, 2020
  •   A trip to the store on Wednesday had me reaching for a blindfold. What are women thinking? I saw lots of belly fat through thin T-shirts. I saw lots of chest skin and held my breath hoping against hope that a woman’s breasts would not fall out of her shirt when she bent over to unload her basket. Why do…
    January 5, 2020
  • What is the one thing that usually gets us in trouble? James says it can light a fire. James 3:5 So also the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. Behold, how little a fire kindles how large a forest! I used to have a plaque that had an "Elroy-was-here" face on it. If you are too young to remember…
    December 29, 2019
  • Motivational Spiritual Gifts and how Jesus illustrates them   As a Server He worked with His hands as a carpenter, He washed His disciples feet and said the greatest is the servant. He exhibited a great amount of energy in his 3.5 year ministry. How He kept going is an amazing feat. If you'd…
    December 22, 2019

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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 

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