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  • 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…
    October 7, 2007
  • 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…
    September 30, 2007
  •  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…
    September 23, 2007
  • 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 with…
    September 16, 2007
  • 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…
    September 9, 2007
  •   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…
    September 2, 2007
  • 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…
    August 26, 2007

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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 

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