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  • Feb 19
    Realtionships--YWAM Yosemite Oakhurst

Sierra Pines Church

12 Ways to Turn Your Pain into Praise

Sapphires from Psalms

Better Than Jewels

Linda Newton is an international speaker who engages her audiences with authentic transparency and down-home humor. As an Empowerment Educator, she teaches folks from her first book 12 Ways to Turn Your Pain Into Praise how to find healing and strength for a better life. Whether she is counseling, writing, blogging, or speaking, it is her desire to help you~

Turn heartbreak in your life into hope
•    Let go of stinkin’ thinkin’ and embrace abundant living

•    Connect you with the joy you can have in God's constant care.

"I would love to partner with you and your ministry team to create a one-two day conference, a weekend retreat, or a workshop. If you are thinking about putting together an event, let's talk. Whether it's at women’s retreats, singles' gatherings, ladies' luncheons, or in an individual counseling session, my goal is for those listening to laugh, learn, and leave feeling closer to the Lord!" Linda Newton

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Healing the Hurts that Are Holding You Back Workshop For Men and Women

At Sierra Pines Church Nwest Campus
Jan 19 & 20, 2018

Friday evening from 7-9pm & Saturday from 8:30am-3:30pm

Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided on Saturday.
Where: Sierra Pines Church Northwest Campus in Oakhurst, CA (Take the driveway next to the church on the same side of the street)

Cost: $149 per person. The Workshop is limited to no more than 17 people, so register while there is still space available. Cost: $149 per person. If you need a place to stay, there are a few newly remodeled bed and breakfast rooms available on site for an additional $49 per night. At this price, why not stay an extra day and enjoy Yosemite National Park while relaxing in God’s beauty.

Respond to his email or call Linda at 559-683-2882 ext. 21. If you keep reading and rereading this offer and talking yourself out of coming, then I personally invite you to come take care of yourself! It could make a difference in you for the rest of your life.

Whether you want to get “unstuck” or you want to surge ahead in your personal and spiritual growth, this ten-hour intensive workshop will help you find the freedom Christ intended for you.

To register~
Call Linda Newton at Sierra Pines Church 559-683-2882
or email me at
$50 nonrefundable deposit will reserve your spot

In the beautiful location at the Sierra Pines Church Northwest Campus near Yosemite National Park, you can attend this workshop will teach you tools to~
♦    Identify the stuff that keeps you stuck
♦    Stop renting space in your head to bad memories and offenses
♦    Learn to forgive others, yourself, and God
♦    Relinquish the stinkin’ thinkin’ that causes you to emotionally circle the drain
♦    Learn how to love yourself and the challenging folks in your family
♦    Stay connected to Christ with time-tested tools to process your pain
♦    Let go of your hurts and let God fully empower you as you live for Him

This workshop is a ten-hour intensive that would cost over $500 plus at today’s counseling rate. I got so much help in a focused amount of time. I received tools to unpack baggage that has held me back for years~ Lisa

 Linda, I just wanted to thank you for the great weekend at the workshop. I got so much out of the insights you shared. It was much easier to write & realize what has been hurting me than I thought.  I am able to forgive & move on to the next chapter in my life. Dolores & I got so much from you. I  would recommend this workshop to anyone who has hurt & anger keeping them from moving forward. Again, thank You so much.  Sincerely Mike &  Dolores

The Healing the Hurts that are Holding You Back Workshop is not just for women

Here is what EVAN has to say~

 I wanted to let you know that God made some amazing changes in my life this weekend at the Healing the Hurts Workshop. I honestly believe that He healed me of my self-hatred and has given me a clear picture of how to find the support I need to complete the work that He started in me

 I have disqualified myself from so many opportunities that God has been building me up and preparing me for over the years. I can see now that God has taken me from a timid, depressed, self-conscious teen to a capable, adult that has been placed in a position of influence in many young people's lives. I am so glad that I can now move forward into the new things that God has with a view of myself that is closer to His view of me.

 I honestly have not felt this alive since very early on in my walk of faith that started almost 12 years ago. I am greatly appreciative, and I know how hard it is for men to consider these types of things as being worth the time. I want to do on record encouraging guys to attend. Keep changing the culture, Linda and Bruce.