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Archives: "Refreshment in Refuge"
  •   There is a promise of peace to Israel who is currently dispersed into the nations, scattered around the world. Isaiah prophesied that Israel would need a much larger space because her descendants would be coming home and inheriting the nations.   Conversely, the children of the desolate (that is the Gentiles,…
    August 16, 2009
  •   Many folks are so wrapped up in End Times discussions (and fighting) over whether the Rapture will be pre-, mid-, or post-Tribulation that they forget entirely that there will be 1,000 years of glorious peace and righteous reigning of Jesus Christ our Lord where every knee will bend, every head will bow, and every…
    August 9, 2009
  •     Matthew 5:18... Not one jot or tittle will pass away until all that is prophesied and ordained by God is fulfilled. The last thing that is written about in Revelation after Satan is thrown into the lake of fire, is the image of the New Jerusalem and the new heaven and new earth. In this verse, Jesus speaks…
    August 2, 2009
  •   I was reading about and comparing the New Jerusalem with the Millennium Jerusalem when something quite startling occurred to me. There is a distinction and very definite distinction between the Wife of Jehovah and the Wife of the Lamb.   It goes back to Israel committing adultery with other gods. This broke…
    July 26, 2009
  •     After God has dusted and cleaned up the earth and the heavens so that life can continue upon the face of the earth, those who made it through the final 45 days of clean-up are the Believers who made it through the Great Tribulation, both Gentiles and Jews. Joel 3:1-3 tells us “For behold in those…
    July 19, 2009
  •   In Isaiah 65 we see a most beautiful picture of how God sees the perfect earth that still has humans in it. It will be that way, one day, but not until Jesus comes again and the Day of Wrath happens.   Isa 65:20 There shall not still be an infant of days, or an old man that has not filled his days. For…
    July 12, 2009
  •   Who would have thought something so mundane could cause so much pain… something which helps put great food on our tables, with a man’s hate would kill so many? Terrorists have this thing about utilizing the mundane to inflict immense pain. Our wars today have gone far beyond what our fore fathers had…
    July 5, 2009
  • I do lament today's throw-away society. So often we acquire a “pretty” and then something happens to mar the pretty and we throw it away. My dad never threw anything away. His shop out back was filled to the brim and the overflow surrounded it like undulating waves hitting the sides of a swimming pool. My…
    June 28, 2009
  •   I have often thought about, and discussed, Hebrews 6 with many others of my Christian siblings. But, I'll skip over Heb 6 for the moment and share with you my thoughts on James 5:19-20. It is more of getting to the point by going through the back door. You know… back door friendship with the Scriptures,…
    June 21, 2009
  • I stand amazed at how flighty humans have proven to be. We can't seem to keep on the right track no matter how gloriously God makes Himself available. He provided America for those who desired to worship Him freely. It was not for those to worship any demon or idol, but for Christians. All one has to do is read historical…
    June 14, 2009
  •   The man gave the bolt a final twist and stepped back from under the hood of the car. He wiped his grimy hands on a rag and then stuffed it in his back pocket. He gave a satisfied sigh as he headed to the office and the coffee pot. The coffee was strong and fresh, just like he liked it. Tossing a grin to Gertrude,…
    June 7, 2009
  •   Ask any champion weightlifter if he or she would like to carry that extra three hundred to four hundred pounds around with them on a daily, 24/7 basis. Of course, the answer would be an emphatic “NO!”. It is fine and dandy to lift three hundred pounds over the head, hold for ten seconds (or…
    May 31, 2009
  •   Or Blameless vs Guiltless Or Age of Accountability     There are so many women out there (almost 50 million of them) who are agonizing about the fate of their aborted babies. There are also many parents agonizing over where their little darling who died went—Heaven or Hell? There are many…
    May 24, 2009
  •   Several years ago, okay it more than a decade ago, I had just separated from my wicked husband. I used part of my retirement money to get a new car so I'd have reliable transportation for my job selling cemetery property. Late one night, coming home from work I bounced over a pot hole and the A/C went out.…
    May 17, 2009
  • After I thought I'd healed properly, I adjusted to life without. Without what, you wonder. That is precisely my point. I had gotten so used to living without hope and without a husband and without a really good job with benefits that I had adjusted to hopeless living all the while putting on the “Joy Face”…
    May 10, 2009

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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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