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  •             In Exodus we read about how God told Moses that He would harden Pharaoh’s heart. That is an extraordinary thing because God, being perfect and holy in every way, could never cause someone to sin. Wouldn’t we define a hard heart a sinful heart? Of course we would. …
    March 14, 2010
  • That question was asked in the Studylight forums this past week. It is a very thought provoking question. What declares God in this world? David tells us that His handiwork declares Him in Psalm 19. Isaiah reminds us that we are his handiwork in chapter 64. Paul talks about the testimony of the world and the universe…
    March 7, 2010
  •  When I lived in north Louisiana, I made a point of being in front of the TV early weekday mornings to catch the five minute devotion by Pastor Bill Dye who pastors North Monroe Baptist. He has such a way of looking at ordinary things and extracting the spiritual lessons from them in such an extraordinary way. His…
    February 28, 2010
  • By the incredibly smart fellow Anonymous.  Ages ago, actually last century, I ran across a story about a man and a huge rock. I have no idea who wrote it but God called it to my mind this week. I searched for it and could not find it, so I'll try to remember it as best I can. A man had his home in the woods far…
    February 21, 2010
  • Rain plinked on the roof, or it might have been frozen rain, I was too tired to take enough interest to look. It was a soothing sound far outweighed by the splattering of rain in the puddles. The dampness soaked into my clothes and settled into my bones. The small blaze in the brazier finally gave up the fight against the…
    February 14, 2010
  • So many people are blind about eternal security; they use the verses in Romans 11 about the branches being broken off as their proof text.  Who is doing the breaking off of the branch? Can the branch break itself off? No. It is God doing the breaking off, for He is in control.  So... We have to look at the Options…
    February 7, 2010
  •   I never really liked going fishing with my Mom. Oh, I loved the fellowship with her, but she caught all the fish while I trailed my hook in the water and fed bait to the fish. One clear day in June, she had talked me into going fishing (her job) feeding the fish (my job). We were trolling along her favorite spot…
    January 31, 2010
  •   Do others get your goat?   I overhead a young woman tell my pastor the other night, “I’ve decided he won’t get my goat because I won’t tell him where it’s tied up.” I thought this an amazing decision and very pithy.   Which brought a question or two to mind that…
    January 24, 2010
  •   I wrote from the depths of my heart about Cancer in the Body of Christ several months ago. Then an enlightened soul wrote me a letter telling me "I know you may not want to hear this, but..." Frankly, I really do like to hear from readers. The encouragement and the thoughts on what I write are wonderful…
    January 17, 2010
  • A dried up brain. That's what I have. Someone asked in my group on LinkedIn, what do you do when writer's block hits?   I blithly wrote that you pray and then sit down and write whatever enters your head. Soon the block melts and things like creativity start flowing again and you're off again. I was too…
    January 10, 2010
  • Well that is certainly true. Did you know it's in the bible? Solomon writes that as a proof of hope for the living in the ninth chapter of Ecclesiastes. Actually, he says, For one who is chosen to be among all the living, there is hope. For a living dog is better than a dead lion. While there is breath, there…
    January 3, 2010
  •     Here's the question... Do you believe God is bigger than any problem? I know beyond any doubt that God can be trusted. He has been true and faithful my whole life even during those two black years when I deliberately chose to turn my back on Him. What God says He will do, He will do. No, not one…
    December 27, 2009
  •   Genesis 49:9 Judah is a lion's whelp. My son, you have risen up from the prey; he stoops, he crouches like a lion; and like a lioness, who can rouse him? 10 The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor the lawmaker from between his feet, until Shiloh come, and the obedience of the peoples to…
    December 20, 2009
  •   Arise and shine for thy Light has come, and the glory of YHWH has risen on you. Isaiah 60:1   That is just one of the prophecies that Jesus would be born. I so much love this verse because It says so much in so few words.   Arise: that Hebrew word is     קוּםqûm koom
    December 13, 2009
  • There are three letters that make us know that an action is in progress, that it is continnual. ING... running... jumping... swimming... believing... Believing God is an action that must and always be continuous for the action to be effective. Once we stop believing God, all the lions and tigers and bears start crowding…
    December 6, 2009

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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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