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Archives: "Refreshment in Refuge"
  • By Gina Burgess Lifestyles Editor CARRIERE Her sister and her husband have been in China since China’s doors opened up to the Western world, and after Nana’s husband died, her sister told her now is the time for you to come to China. She did. In January of 1999, Nana went to China to work with an orphanage…
    May 19, 2019
  • Here's the wonderful thing about Freedom. When we accept Jesus as Savior -- That's the last decision we ever make on our own. We have much greater wisdom at work in us than mere human wisdom after the Holy Spirit resides in our hearts. Choosing Jesus means choosing Him as Ruler of the Heart and Mind and Body and…
    May 12, 2019
  •    Luke 21:1-4 1 And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury, 2and He saw also a certain poor widow putting in two mites. 3So He said, "Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all; 4for all these out of their…
    May 5, 2019
  • 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…
    April 28, 2019
  •     …and the blind see. by Gina Burgess My eyes leak tears of great sadness. The darkness has overcome the glorious light. For hours the darkness shadowed the world and I could not see, nor no one could see. It was as if I were blind once again, but this time the whole of the…
    April 21, 2019
  • Stand-up comedians will tell you that most people laugh at the ridiculous, at a “twist” of meanings and a surprise outcome to the end of a story. This is why jokes are funny, they surprise us and it is why some jokes are not funny, the punch line isn’t a surprise. Or sometimes the images conjured…
    April 14, 2019
  • The Hebrew word for Laugh is Tsachaq pronounced tsaw-khak'. It means to laugh, mock, play, to jest to sport, play, make sport, toy with, make a toy of . The first mention of laughter in the Bible is in Genesis 17:17. And Abraham fell on his face and…
    April 7, 2019
  • There are certain people in this world that have come to believe that they are completely useless. They have come to believe this for many various reasons. They believe they are only useful to be punching bags for others, to be rugs for others and that they could never be worthy to even breathe air much less to be of use…
    March 31, 2019
  • A psalm by Gina after reflection upon Salvation of the Lord from the sin in her life… Shout out with praise... Shout out with praise To the LORD on His Throne! Sing with me all the earth, For He set me Free.   He unlocked the shackles He unwound the chains I am Free.   He filled the darkness…
    March 24, 2019
  •   The Bible is quite clear that God is immutable and unchangeable. On one hand. On the other hand it says in several places that God repented. It seems as if the Bible is in contradiction of itself. It isn’t, though. If one reads the text carefully and in context, you can see that God’s repentance is…
    March 17, 2019
  • Yep, we've all felt that way at one time or another. I get that way when ever I don't study my Bible for a few days. What you are feeling right now is an emptiness, like you are sitting on the edge of a cliff. Take this promptly to God. Seriously, don't stop to smell the coffee and don't do anything until…
    March 10, 2019
  •   That question stopped me cold. It is a double-edged sword. Let's back up several years. I'm sitting on this comfortable couch. My friends from several different churches are gathered about the TV and Beth Moore is teaching her Bible Study, "Jesus the One and Only" on the…
    March 3, 2019
  • Since September 11th, we have been bombarded with the message that Islam is a peaceful religion… that only a few fanatics have twisted the message. Islam is practiced by 1/5 of world’s population and that number is growing every day. A web search reveals over 125 million web sites dedicated to Islam, or teach…
    February 24, 2019
  • That kind of wind that dances with your pant legs whipped out across the lake. It teased the tops of waves and got colder as it raced across the top of the water. It laughed making the waves ripple. The water’s chill infused the wind, and it got colder. The breeze off the water hit the marble of the steps and spewed…
    February 17, 2019
  • “The fact is,” said Rev. Haggard in an Associated Press interview, “I am guilty of sexual immorality. And I take responsibility for the entire problem.” He wrote that in his letter to his congregation, “I am a deceiver and a liar. There’s a part of my life that is so repulsive and dark…
    February 10, 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 

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

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