John 12:46 (CEB)
Meet the Authors.
Sarah Burlingame is passionate about Biblical truth. Her diverse church background has taken her through Mainline Methodist, Evangelical, Charismatic and Roman Catholic circles. Her calling as an intercessor led her to receive a certification in Advanced Spiritual Warfare from LMCI (Liberating Ministries for Christ International) lmci.org . Sarah has served as a small group leader, worship planner, liturgical dance leader and online ministry coordinator. She holds a M.S. degree in Education and lives in northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband and their sons. They attend North Rome Wesleyan Church.
Joanne Reinhart asked Jesus Christ into her heart at the age of nine in a Sunday school classroom in Maryland. Her journey with the Lord took her through various careers, colleges, and universities. She holds Bachelor’s degrees in Art/Dance, Theology, and Education, and a M.S. degree in Educational Administration. Her passion for the Lord is evidenced through worship, dance, and teaching. She was liberated into her spiritual gifts and callings through the teaching resources of LMCI lmci.org . Joanne has danced and taught at Christian conferences and various churches in PA and VA. She currently teaches classical ballet and coaches dance for gymnastics. Joanne attends New Life Church She and her husband live in northeastern Pennsylvania.
Monday, February 11, 2019
John 12:46 (CEB)
Thursday, December 6, 2018
You’ve certainly heard of the biblical story of Noah and the ark. What many people sadly do not believe today is that the “story” was a real occurrence. It did happen just as the scriptures tell us it happened. How can we be certain of this, you say? Because Jesus Himself referenced its reality when He said:
“For the coming of the Son of Man (the Messiah) will be just like the days of Noah. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the [very] day when Noah entered the ark, and they did not know or understand until the flood came and swept them all away; so, will the coming of the Son of Man be [unexpected judgment]”.
(Matthew 24:37-39 AMP)
Now, just as sure as we know that Noah existed and that a real flood happened to judge and contain an evil and unbelieving world, we can also be sure that in this age of Grace, Jesus can keep us shielded in Him. We can come into the “ARK” of the Lord Jesus Christ; into His presence (Psalm 16:11) where our paths are filled with joy. Our safety and protection are in the “secret place of the Most High” (Father God), under the shadow and wings of the Holy Spirit (Psalm 91).
Even though darkness seems to be invading the atmosphere around the earth, the Lord’s LIGHT shines through upon us as we keep our eyes on Him.
Isaiah 60:1-2 (NKJV) Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And, deep darkness the people; But the Lord will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you.
Even in this present world, Jesus Christ has given us His peace. It is our inheritance that we can have now, today, and every day!
John 14:27 (AMPC) Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]
We can persevere, and we can overcome! We have been given spiritual armor to protect us from the evil one (Ephesians 6:11-18). And, we have the armor of light (Romans 13:11-14) to stave off the darkness.
Our hope IS in the Lord Jesus!
John 16:33 (ESV) I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
Let’s get up and put on the word of God in our hearts and minds! Let’s speak the Word of LIFE and LIGHT into our current situations! When Satan tempted Jesus in the wilderness, Jesus always responded to Satan’s lies with “It is written”. He was reminding the Devil that all of God’s promises to our lives are already written in His Word. All we need to do is: speak and declare these words of life for ourselves. We should do this consistently!
Romans 13:11-14 (MSG) But make sure that you don’t get so absorbed and exhausted in taking care of all your day-by-day obligations that you lose track of the time and doze off, oblivious to God. The night is about over, dawn is about to break. Be up and awake to what God is doing! God is putting the finishing touches on the salvation work he began when we first believed. We can’t afford to waste a minute, must not squander these precious daylight hours in frivolity and indulgence, in sleeping around and dissipation, in bickering and grabbing everything in sight. Get out of bed and get dressed! Don’t loiter and linger, waiting until the very last minute. Dress yourselves in Christ and be up and about!
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
|Taughannock Falls State Park, Ithaca NY|
Our journey in life is like a path in the woods. One day, the sun shines through the trees allowing the small flowers on a low growing vine to be noticeable, and a smile forms on our faces. The woodsy path may be full of life and tantalizes our senses. Little chipmunks scurry and wildflowers fill the air with dainty fragrance.
Other times, the sun no longer seems to shine through the trees. All we see are rocks, tangled roots and decaying debris that seem impassable. Menacing clouds threaten us and sounds of stalking predators chill us to the bone. What has caused our pleasant woods to change? Has it been the loss of a loved one, an illness that is lingering, a problem with a relationship, or loss of income and recurring debts to pay? How long has this family member been suffering? Why did this sickness drag on for all these months? We may all seek the answers to these questions, but how do we manage our day-to-day living while in the midst of these trials that seem to have no solution? Is there any hope of getting around these obstructions?
Even Jesus told us that there would be hard times (tribulations). He also told us we can be at peace.
John 16:33 (NKJV) These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
As believers in the Lord Jesus Christ (John 3:16), we can have hope through the Holy Spirit that dwells in us. We can be strengthened within our weak bodies and minds so that we can endure with patience the hardships that have come across our paths. We can be filled with JOY and PEACE as we recognize what our Lord and Savior has done for us.
Romans 15:13 (MEV)
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Colossians 1:11, 13 (NKJV)
strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy;
He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love [Jesus Christ]
Our heavenly Father is the God of HOPE. He has delivered us from the power of darkness, the evil one, the thief, who “comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy” (John 10:10a). God has “conveyed” or transported us to the kingdom of His Son, Jesus, whose resurrection power is ours each day here on this earth.
How can we take a step beyond our trial and start that new creation, or continue with something even while dealing with these obstacles, so that we can finish? Sometimes the “pressures” of “time” to accomplish necessary chores, job deadlines, project due dates, and even ministry functions keep us so “busy in our minds” that we don’t know how we can “stop” and REST. Our hearts are screaming “I NEED TO REST” but our minds are pushing us, shouting “DON’T STOP” until we finish the worldly business of living! The battle is fierce, but we have already won the victory through Jesus Christ.
Can we “sit still” and “know that He is God” throughout the day? (Psalm 46:10)
Can we “pray without ceasing” and be ‘refreshed’? (1 Thess. 5:17; Isaiah 28:12)
Can we connect with another believer and ‘agree together’ for the conclusion of the situation? (Matthew 18:19 “Again, I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.”)
Yes, we can do all these things through Jesus. So, remember as you continue on your path (life) through the woods. There will be bright days and sadly, there will be dark days but determine to focus on the light. Don’t get so caught up in the trials of life that you can’t see the forest through the trees. Jesus is the truth and the life and the WAY (John 14:6). Choosing the path that leads to Him will always take you to hope and victory.
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
About two years later, they both realized that the Holy Spirit was leading them to publish a book. Neither had any experience with that! Again, after much prayer, Sarah and Joanne stepped out in faith and began exploring the possibility. If the Lord truly wanted them to publish a book, they trusted Him to direct their steps. Sarah was relentless in searching for ways to accomplish this
goal. In prayer they got the answers, including the title of the book, and the content. It would have chapter topics with articles that filled the reader with the word of God and much encouragement. Also, they had ideas for the prologue, and epilogue.
In May 2018, the Kindle version of the book was published through Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing.
The next phase, for the paperback book to be published, was quite a process! It required much time and patience for Sarah, and much prayer for both. The 1st printing resulted with a couple of small errors, and again, after more time and prayer, the 2nd printing has been published in paperback form. And that is how Hope Over Chaos….. Transitioning From Darkness to Light, came to be.
Now Available at Amazon
Sarah and Joanne are saying this, below, to be an encouragement for all:
Philippians 3:13-14 (MSG)
I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me.
Friends, don’t get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running, and I’m not turning back.
Sunday, July 8, 2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
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