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.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Testimony: How HOPE OVER CHAOS... TRANSITIONING FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT Came Into Being

Sarah Burlingame and Joanne Reinhart met years ago at a local church worship service. They became good friends and prayer partners; whose Godly gifts and talents went “hand in hand.”  During one phone conversation, Sarah said “we should write a blog” … Well, Joanne didn’t really know what that meant or how to accomplish it!  After much prayer, they knew what the “title of the blog” should be.  Sarah became the “tech person” who set up and managed the blog entries. Joanne’s strengths were in scriptural research and editing.  Almost all the articles were jointly written.  It was as if a ‘divine tapestry’ was being put together to send out and encourage others with the hope of Jesus Christ.  Thus, in October 2015, www.theheraldofhope.com was established.
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.

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