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Archives: "Refreshment in Refuge"
  •  It seems that the media has become overly concerned about making the rules rather than reporting. Last year, you may remember, Bruce Springsteen's bullying North Carolina because he didn't like the "new" law about men using the men's room and women using the women's room. He got astounding…
    July 23, 2017
  •  Dear Abby asked that question years ago. My immediate thought was Jesus Loves Me. What do you think it is?  Give up? It's Happy Birthday.  Well, I sang that song to my granddaughter this week who turned three on the 11th. She's been celebrating her birthday all week long. She was…
    July 16, 2017
  • God is very emphatic about how to get to Heaven. It’s only through His Son. There are some people who believe in Jesus as Christ and say they believe Jesus is God’s Son, but they believe He was created. So how can they possibly get this idea from Scripture? They give lots of references such as Acts 5:31 and…
    July 9, 2017
  •  Judge Talmadge Littlejohn, back in 2010, asked everyone in his courtroom to stand and say the Pledge of Allegiance. A civil rights attorney refused. Does the judge have the legal right to order the Pledge said and to order Attorney Daniel Lampley to jail with criminal contempt? In a word, yes. The legal definition…
    July 2, 2017
  •  We soon we will celebrate the 241st anniversary of thousands of lives given in sacrifice to a young America and just celebrated the memory of all our fallen defending our freedom just so we have the privilege of pledging our allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.    Shame…
    June 25, 2017
  •  Proverbs 20:22 Do not say, "I will recompense evil"; Wait for the LORD, and He will save you. The wise father will not retaliate or seek revenge against friends, enemies, his wife, or his children. Waiting upon the LORD is not an easy thing to do, but God deals with each person…
    June 18, 2017
  •  Here is an interesting thing: Being Blameless. What makes a person blameless in the eyes of God? And in your opinion, is there any difference between sinless and blameless? Noah, Job, Abimelech were blameless. But the Corinthians were not. Why is that? As Christians, we have the mind of Christ, we are not…
    June 11, 2017
  •  "Would you like to take a walk with me?" my grandfather held out his huge hand. Eagerly, I jumped up and ran to him, my tiny fingers barely able to grip his. I was somewhere between one and two. I remember I was fascinated by the sun in the trees; and Granddad asked this question of me every day of his…
    June 4, 2017
  • Job 38 has a  list of huge things that God did. Job is feeling a bit abused and a bit upset at the way things have gone for him lately. In fact Job can find no reason for the disasters that befell him, rather he found much about himself that was righteous, and outlines those things in Chapter 31. And then…
    May 28, 2017
  •  Years ago, when I was first introduced to Guideposts, I read an article by Corrie Ten Boom who chose to go to war-scarred Germany to carry her message that forgiveness is possible. The article began: It was in a church in Munich that I saw him, a balding heavyset man in a gray overcoat, a brown felt hat clutched…
    May 21, 2017
  •  Mercy. Hezekiah understood this. In his song that he wrote after God spared him from his deathly sickness, he wrote, Behold, it was for my welfare that I had great bitterness; but in love You have delivered my life from the pit of destruction, for You have cast all my sins behind our back (Isaiah…
    May 14, 2017
  • I often wonder how seriously we take that. I am tremendously thankful that my daughter’s faith is strong and getting stronger. But she is really angry with God right now because He has allowed her father, who finally turned around with that 180-degree repentance thing and became a real father after God’s…
    May 7, 2017
  •  Heb. 10:26. Let this verse melt into your being for a moment. It says:   For if we willfully persist in sin after receiving the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins remains: only a terrifying expectation of judgment and a fierce fire which will consume God's enemies.   Insisting…
    April 30, 2017
  • Why did the sacrifices have to be perfect, without blemish or any disfigurements to satisfy God? What does it mean to satisfy God? “It is finished,” Jesus said while on the cross just before He died. The fact that all sin had to be paid for in order for it to be finished as Jesus stated on…
    April 23, 2017
  •  One has to wonder why the Romans started the practice of releasing one prisoner during Passover. Who decided this was something that should happen and when it should happen. God, of course. Men thought they were brilliant thinkers and of great influence. Little did they know that it was God’s plan all along…
    April 16, 2017

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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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