Marlene Burling has taken simple everyday experiences, objects, and Bible stories and written spiritual applications for daily encouragement. The Lord has helped her to see Him even in the smallest details of life and everywhere she walks with Him throughout the day. God has used these spiritual lessons in her life as part of the healing in her own grieving process after the loss of her husband, James Autry. They were married for fifty-one years. Her husband was a pastor for thirty-five years, and she faithfully served the Lord by his side in the four churches where God called them to serve. She has three married children, ten grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.