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Archives: "Refreshment in Refuge"
  •   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
  • I did a google to see if I could find some funny resolutions to post here. I was shocked at the irreverent and nastiness of some people trying to be funny. Some people have no filter on their minds so some things posted for public consumption leave a really bad taste in my mouth. Most of what I observed was about justifying…
    December 31, 2017
  •   Have you ever looked up and before you is such magnificence that it takes your breath away? A sunrise or a sunset? Joy and happiness of a loved one? Your newborn baby? The Green Flash? Brilliance and majesty blended so beautifully that no words could possibly describe it. You just have to see it to experience it,…
    December 24, 2017
  • Little, sweet baby feet. Mary covered them with her hand, warming them against the night chill. She treasured in her heart all the words spoken about her first born Son. Things like, "He will be great and called the Son of the Most High." And what the shepherds told, "The angel was so glorious, shouting…
    December 17, 2017
  •   Don't wrestle with pigs... or pitbulls Sage advice. Who would want to wrestle with pigs? Possibly this axiom is little different from the old proverb, “Cast not your pearls before swine.” Isn't that just what we do when we fire back at someone who has hurt our feelings? Well, maybe not the…
    December 10, 2017
  •   God never promised an earthly rose garden for His children.   I have heard until I am sick to death this rubbish that people are not healed from their sicknesses because they just don’t have enough faith. To say that a person just doesn't have enough faith is an out right lie straight…
    December 3, 2017
  • Can you imagine an event so filled with delight and pleasure that the trees and fields lift up voices in praise and joy? Psalm 96:9 Oh, worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness! Tremble before Him, all the earth. Psalm 96:10 Say among the nations, "The LORD reigns; The world also is firmly established, It shall…
    November 26, 2017
  •   Several years ago I wrote a column called Poverty of Values. It's a term coined by Dan Quayle. Remember him? Vice President? It was in a great speech, which I can't find now. However, as we watch the private lives of many celebrities being pinpointed with the light of truth exposing some scandalous behavior,…
    November 19, 2017
  • (Forgive me, but I have that stuffy nose, bubblegum-filled head, ache-in-th-bones, coughing, sneezing, headachy feeling today, so I'm copying one of Alan Smith's posts with permission.) 10. God worried that Adam would always be lost in the garden because men hate to ask for directions.   9. God knew…
    November 12, 2017
  •   Thought bombs are a nefarious tool used constantly by Satan. Thought bombs lead to sin because they sit there in our mind just waiting for us to light the fuse. We either embrace the thought, light the fuse, and let it permeate our being leading us down temptations path, or we sweep it out the door giving it to…
    November 5, 2017
  •   Walter Lang said, "Being created by God, man is the crown of creation." I never thought about that before even when I did a deep study of the crowns of the believers. It is just, then, that God has reserved crowns for His believers, and has given one or two to His believers already. Crowns depict the…
    October 29, 2017
  • (John 20:22 NKJV) And when He had said this, He breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained." These verses read like we have the power to withhold forgiveness for sins here on earth. It's…
    October 22, 2017
  •  I have been receiving TFTD since 1997. Here is one of my favorite ones from Alan Smith...      WALKING IN THE LIGHT      A young Marine and his commanding officer board a train headed through the mountains of Switzerland.  They can find no place to sit…
    October 15, 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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