Author and Speaker Marlene L. Burling
AUTHOR AND SPEAKER
Marlene Burling, a resident in Batavia, NY, is a widow. She was a pastor’s wife. She has 3 married children, 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. She has been a teacher of children, youth and ladies, and has been a speaker at ladies’ banquets and workshops.
Marlene developed a workshop (after the loss of her husband and being caregiver for her in-laws until their home-going) titled, “There’s Life after Loss.” She presently co-leads “Grief Share” at her church for those who have suffered any kind of loss.
She began writing devotional thoughts on face book after the death of her husband which ultimately developed into her two 365 day devotionals. She also writes a weekly blog on her web site (marleneburling.com). Her writing’s are meant to encourage her readers to turn and trust in God each day as they journey down life’s path.
There is LIFE After Death Workshop (Living in Widowhood)
How do you go on living when your husband is taken from you and you wish you could die yourself? Your life will never be the same; but God is the God of all comfort and wants us to live our life abundantly; even during the grieving process. (John 10:10 is the theme verse)
This workshop is not just for those who are already widows, but for those who would like to be able to minister to them or even receive helpful information for that day when they may join those ranks…because we never know when that loved one may be taken from us. The principles used in this workshop can apply to any loss one may suffer.
Marlene Burling is available to speak to individual churches or combined churches for special meetings or for a special ladies morning/evening fellowship—even on other topics. She may be contacted through her e-mail address.
About the books
A Morning Walk with God
Daily Walks with God
Grandma, Tell me the Easter Story
This book is a 365 day devotional. Much of it is written from the author’s life experiences. She uses relatable and practical examples in each day’s reading. You will find titles like: “Manna in the Mailbox”, and “When the Can is Opened” on these one page devotions. Metaphors and anecdotes are found throughout; along with sermonettes from Biblical characters and stories. Even some tasteful humor is included.
Each daily devotional is a short read to give its readers encouragement to keep walking with the Lord every day and to know that no matter what they are going through, they can be assured God loves them and will not fail them..
There is daily scripture included to support her thoughts for the day. At the end of each devotional are three questions (the same each day throughout the year) which the reader can ponder throughout the day.
This is Marlene’s second book of 365 day devotionals. It is written in similar style to her first book, “A Morning Walk with God” and are relatable and practical. Since these are short (usually 1 page in length) it doesn’t take much time to start your day with a walk with God and be encouraged for the rest of your day no matter what you may be going through.
Again, she uses illustrations from experiences in her own life and continues to use metaphors and anecdotes along with sermonettes from Biblical characters and stories. Even some tasteful humor is included. You will find titles like: “Hefty or Wimpy?” or “A Mighty Fortress.” Scripture is included in each day’s reading, and at the end is found a prayer that relates to the subject.
“Our God is a loving God and He will not fail you” is what Marlene’s wants her readers to realize as they begin their daily walk with God down the path of the rest of their lives.
Children need to hear and be taught the truths of God’s Word at early and tender ages because of all the ungodly things they are being surrounded by in today’s society; from the school system as well as peer pressure. They need to learn of our God who loves them and has provided a way for them to go to heaven.
Marlene L. Burling has written ” Gandma, Tell me the Easter Story, which is based solely on the scriptural accounts found in the Bible. A child’s name is to be inserted in the blanks found throughout the story to help them see it’s truly a story especially for them. Scripture references are found at the turn of each page to verify what’s been written.
The illustrations found in the book are in black and white, which also provided to the child the opportunity to color the characters and scenes; all of which will help the child to learn and remember what the Easter story is truly about
Marlene Burling on The Books of the Month with Bishop O.C. Pringle of Preach The Word Network
Celebrated Author, Marlene Burling, appeared in the TV Show, “The Books of the Month”, hosted by Bishop O.C. Pringle of Preach The Word Network, a promotional television show that spotlight authors to the viewing audience…
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Morning Walks with God
Author Burling’s collection of Christian-themed devotional readings are designed to offer an attentive, prayerful focus of meditation for each day of the year. The opening segment for January 1 cites the difference between happiness and joyfulness:
Morning Walks with God
Author Marlene Burling’s Morning Walks with God is an inspirational, yet practical, read that would benefit any Christian’s life greatly. Filled with small daily devotionals, one for every day of the year, it is a great introduction to truly live each day “walking with God” and the peace it brings.
A Daily Walk with God
A Daily Walk with God
Grandma, Tell Me the Easter Story
“After Jesus left the supper, he went to a garden called Gethsemane to pray to His Heavenly Father. Jesus had something very hard to do. He asked His Father to help Him.”
As they journey through the Easter story, young readers have the opportunity to participate in the account by placing their names in the blank spaces throughout the book.