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  • Dec 12
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Sierra Pines Church

12 Ways to Turn Your Pain into Praise

Sapphires from Psalms

Better Than Jewels

Better Than Jewels - Hardback

This daily devotional takes you on a month-long exploration of Proverbs. It’s rich with humor, practical advice, and sound biblical wisdom. Better Than Jewels is an ideal gift book for any occasion.

Here is a book review from an reader: "Better Than Jewels is an absolute treasure of a book! It's broken down into Thirty-one 1 to 2 page vignettes; stories taken directly from Linda Newton's life. Each and every story is engrossing and well written--and the lessons Linda teaches at the conclusion are, as the title indicates, "better than jewels." I was deeply touched by Linda's transparency and Biblical insight, as well as the wise counsel that she imparts in each lesson. This hardcover gift book would make a lovely and meaningful Christmas or birthday present for the women in your life. I highly recommend it!

$10 each

Sapphires From Psalms - Book- Hardcover

Start Each Day in the Psalms with a scripture to instruct and a story to inspire. 31 Chicken-Soul-for-the-Soul-type stories, one for every day of the month. 

$10.00 each

12 Ways to Turn Your Pain into Praise

In this sensitive account, we are given an insider's view of pastoral counseling by following one woman's journey to healing. In the process, the counselor opens a window into some of her own struggles on the path to victory. Linda Newton points the way out of the wilderness of self-destruction and despair.


12 Ways to Turn Your Pain Into Praise begins with the author's riveting story of her abusive childhood. She recounts her younger years with heartbreaking authenticity, and I found myself engrossed in her story. Newton's honesty and transparency are refreshing, and the way she weaves her story of joyful healing throughout each chapter is deeply inspiring.

I appreciate the fact that "Twelve Ways to Turn Your Pain Into Praise" doesn't serve up "easy answers" and Christian platitudes to abuse survivors. Instead, Newton offers specific solutions, Biblical insight, compassion, and practical steps to experience lasting freedom and healing. Each chapter ends with a constructive exercise for the reader. For example, at the end of chapter 10 the reader is told to, List your top three priorities in your journal. Invest in each one every day. To keep yourself accountable, keep a record of what you do. I liked the fact that after receiving instruction in each chapter, the reader is then given something to do to solidify the new lesson learned.

The chapters flow easily, and the content remains interesting and relevant until the last page. Newton relies heavily upon other women's stories (as well as her own) and she extensively expounds on Scripture--especially in chapter 3. Although the author is a gifted Bible teacher and professional counselor--you'll feel more like you're being instructed by a trusted friend and mentor.

"Twelve Ways to Turn Your Pain Into Praise" is insightful, interesting, and even charming. Abuse survivors will find it a reliable roadmap to freedom. Submitted by Paula @PFMinistries

$10.00 each

$12 each, any 2 books $20.
$12 each, any 2 books $20.$12.00 each

Got Peace - DVD Set $15

Got Peace DVD Set DVD Set Includes:

God's Waiting Room - Pink slips, foreclosures, troubled teens, health concerns all force us to wait for answers from God. Discover steps to not only survive, but to thrive in God's waiting room. (Psalm 40:1-3)

Take a R.E.S.T. From Your Stress - The demands of daily life can rob us of the peace God intends for His kids. Learn how to walk each day in the "unforced rhythms of grace," (Matthew 11:29, The Message)

Live in Love - DVD Set $15

Live in Love Bible Study in a Box

DVD Set includes:

The Gift of Friendship - Learn from the lives of Ruth and Naomi the tools to have a fabulous friendship!

Fashionista-Christianista - See yourself in Linda's cast of characters, and discover ways to live in love and make God look good! (Colossians 3:12-14)

Stress Management - $15 CD Set

STRESS MANAGEMENT IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM: What to do when your reality check bounces!

4 Sessions include~

Emotional Management--Learn tools to deal with anger & depression.

Stop Circling the Drain--Discover treatment for anxiety and fear.

You-niquely You: Understanding Yourself & Others--Discover your God-given temperament.

How to Decompress Your Stress--This prayer exercise will help you dump your stress and get "unstuck."


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Joy For the Journey - $15 CD Set

Joy for the Journey:

We have become excellent at making a living, but too often we fail at making a life.  All the while Jesus offers us abundant life (John 10:10).  Based on the steps in her book, 12 Ways to Turn Your Pain Into Praise: Biblical Steps to Wholeness in Christ, you can explore with Linda the journey to contentment~ 

•    Perspective: Attitude Is Everything

•    Personal Inventory: Joy Robbers

•    Priorities: How to W.I.N. in Life

•    Purpose: What Floats Your Boat?

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Divine Design $15 - 4 CD Set

We can get so wrapped up in the immediate that we forget the eternal. Spend a weekend looking at your life from God’s perspective.
Decoration ideas include a coffee theme demonstrating one-on-one time with God, or mannequins, fabric, and patterns to convey design.

The Powerful Practice of Prayer - $15 CD Set

The Powerful Practice of Prayer

When I was a young Christian, I believed that God already had things dialed in and dished out. As I have studied His Word and practiced this amazing privilege of talking to the Creator of the Universe and my best friend, I have come to a far different understanding of what prayer is all about. Come with me on my path to discover The Powerful Practice of Prayer.

The 4 sessions include~





Bling from the King - $15 CD Set

This 4 CD set, Bling From the King, based on my devotional books Sapphires from Psalms and Better Than Jewels from the book of Proverbs, helps ladies understand how treasured they are by the Lord, and how serving Him brings fulfillment and rewards both here and in heaven. Talks include~

  • You’re God’s Priceless Pearl—Psalm 103, Matthew 13:46
  • Sapphires from Psalms: Turning Trials Into Triumphs—Psalm 40:1-3
  • Bring on the Bling: God’s Crowns Your Rewards—Psalm 149:4
  • Better Than Jewels: Being Used by God—Proverbs 8:11

Communication Drive - $15 CD Set


Effective communication can be illusive.  Linda has provided tools for couples

 in conflict at her counseling office for over twenty years.  Whether you are a spouse, a parent, or even an employer, learn from Linda how to~

•    Talk With the Hand—Discover a model to talk through difficult situations.

•    Choose Your Hills to Die On—Learn how to avoid conflict altogether.

•    She’s Got a Gatling Gun; He’s Got a Cannon—Understand the valuable difference between men and women’s communication styles. 

•    Let’s Talk—Make time together a blessing;not a burden