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Archives: "Refreshment in Refuge"
  • Last week I said: Do you think it possible that God has pulled back to test the hearts of His children? To show us just how lax we’ve become to righteousness? Or perhaps it is to spur us to intrepid prayer for our country, to humble ourselves, to align our hearts with His purpose. Or perhaps it is so that some…
    April 15, 2018
  •   Certainly there is much to warrant Him backing away. Blatant deceit permeating our politics and public media with no regard for truth. Abortion acceptance. Homosexual lifestyles accepted as normal lifestyles. No public prayer allowed in schools and certain other places. Even talk of striping the Ten Commandments…
    April 8, 2018
  • Genesis 22:5 Gen 22:5 And Abraham said to his young men, you stay here with the donkey. 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 his hand.…
    April 1, 2018
  • ...sometimes we are at our most unstill. God said to "Be still, and know that I am God..." Yes. It works rather well in the light of day, but sometimes when trying to go to sleep, we start tossin' and turnin'.   Why do we toss and turn? Are we lost in this world? Is it lack of faith and trust? Is…
    March 25, 2018
  • 1 Peter 1 5 who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. John 10 28 and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. Philippians 4 7 And the peace of God, which…
    March 18, 2018
  • The Corinthians had trouble in Church City, and that Trouble had a capital T. Paul spent 18 months with them as he taught and preached the Gospel training them in the righteous ways of the Lord. But, as humans tend to do, it didn’t take long for these new, Gentile Christians to allow the old-man-ways to disrupt…
    March 11, 2018
  •     A few weeks ago my mom passed away. Before you think this might be a depressing post, let me assure you nothing could be further from the truth. I’ve been sad and lonely for a while only for myself, but for Mom I am rejoicing greatly. For me, it is difficult to get past the accident and the last few…
    March 4, 2018
  • If Christians were to follow Paul’s caution to “Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men,” and especially to take to heart his admonition that peace begins with us (Romans 12:17-18) then the acerbic tongue would not blow fiery destruction without regard to mayhem,…
    February 25, 2018
  • In The Godzilla Syndrome (part 1), I discuss Paul’s experience on the road to Damascus, and why he was breathing fire and murder against Christians. It is an age old problem of not truly understanding or embracing truth. We accept opinions as truth, and we allow society to define sin. Tim Muehlhoff and…
    February 18, 2018
  •     In The Godzilla Syndrome (part 1), I discuss Paul’s experience on the road to Damascus, and why he was breathing fire and murder against Christians. It is an age old problem of not truly understanding or embracing truth. We accept opinions as truth, and we allow society to define sin. Unfortunately,…
    February 11, 2018
  • I am savoring something so sweet that I can hardly breath for the wonder of it. My first grandson was born last Wednesday. I now have four grandchildren. What amazing blessings they all are. So that is why I've taken a very old blog post for today... and I added a comment on that post as well... Back next week in full…
    February 4, 2018
  • What discussion of the Lamb’s Book of Life would be replete without some discussion of the books of the dead? Written in these books that are opened are all the deeds  that bear witness to the wickedness by which the dead are judged. Revelation 20:12  And I saw the dead, great…
    January 28, 2018
  •   Someone once asked me:   From what I understood, the Psalm's Book referred to God's plan for everyone's life. The OT Book of Life referred to those in the OT who went to Abraham's Bosom (such as Lazarus of Luke 16:19-31). The NT Lamb's Book of Life is the record of the redeemed by the…
    January 21, 2018
  •   Romans 1:18 For God's wrath is revealed from Heaven on all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, holding the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because the thing known of God is clearly known within them, for God revealed it to them. First, God makes sure that everyone has a yearning for Him. We are created in…
    January 14, 2018
  •   God created life. Therefore life has sanctity because God called it Good. And we know that life can only be created by God. We humans think we're the creators when we plant a garden or conceive a baby, but we are only using what God set in place eons ago when He created life. The first two people written in…
    January 7, 2018

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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 

Gina is a partner in Common Sense Marketing Strategies, LLC and president of Authors Community.

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