Linda Newton is an international speaker who engages her audiences with authentic transparency and down-home humor. As an Empowerment Educator, she teaches folks how to find healing and strength for a better life. When she is counseling, writing, blogging, or speaking, she will 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.
Whether it’s a women’s retreat, couples’ conference, singles' gathering, ladies luncheon, mother/daughter tea, workshop, counseling session or pastor’s wives' gathering, you will laugh, learn, and leave feeling closer to the Lord!
Click the link to my BLOG~SAVVY CHOICES: Laugh & Learn with Linda
Welcome to my website. Feel free to look around, and as they say in the South, “Come on in and sit a spell.” Feel free to copy the ARTICLES that minister to you. You will find them on the Topics page.
Check out my latest project with my husband~answers from mom and Dad On Facebook https://www.facebook.com/answersfrommomanddad and Youtube. The above Link should take you there. We post 3-5 minute Vlogs about Relationship Rehab, Emotional Empowerment, Free Family Fun, and Finding Functional Faith! Enjoy!
I have a story about my Ashley or "Lee" Newton, my angel in the book! It's in bookstores and on Amazon now.
I have a new video on YouTube titled "Fashionista~Christianista." Enjoy!
BE SURE TO CHECK OUT MY BOOKS IN THE STORE SECTION OF MY WEBSITE.
My "BLING FROM THE KING" Sapphires from Psalms and Better than Jewels devotional books are pictured here along with this review from a reader who posted on Amazon.com~
"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 present for the women in your life, and for. I highly recommend it!
Sapphires from Psalms and Better than Jewels from the book of Proverbs, are small hardback gift books each filled with 31 Chicken-Soul-for-the-Soul-type stories, one for every day of the month. Start each day with a scripture to instruct and a story to inspire. You can purchase books from via Paypal from my store or email me at email@example.com. Books are $12 each; if you buy more than one they are $10 each.
Here is a review on my first book on how to turn trials into triumphs, 12 Ways to Turn Your Pain Into Praise: Biblical Steps to Wholeness In Christ:
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
12 Ways is available via Paypal from my store or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Books are $12 each; if you buy more than one they are $10 each.
Healing the Hurts that Are Holding You Back Workshop For Men and Women
You can register now~
When: Friday, January 17, 2014, 7:00 pm—9:00pm
Saturday, January 18, 2014, 9:00 am—3:30 pm
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. 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.
I attended your Healing Workshop last July, and through the course of the workshop I was able to work through forgiving the birth mother of my son and get past the anger I had since she took Jason back 5 months after we had him in our home. The weekend of the workshop of was Josh's 18th birthday.
After the workshop I stayed overnight on Saturday to write to Katie (a letter I would never send). I thought that I would need to write about the depression and horrible things I went through after losing Jason (Divorce - Depression - Suicide Attempts - Using sleeping pills to hide from the pain etc.) but all I could do was forgive her for the pain she caused and thank her for the time we had with Jason.
The most amazing thing happened after being able to let go of the anger and forgive her. Over the Christmas holiday, I went to Oklahoma to see my best friend and her family. Her daughter asked me if I had ever looked for Jason. I told her that I had looked for his mom and him on Facebook, but never found them. She went on Facebook and found Jason right away!
It was a blessing to see pictures of him and find out about his life. I was able to find his mom on his page. I did contact Katie and let her know that I forgave her. Later she asked me to be her friend on Facebook and we have been able to communicate with each other. She did ask me not to contact Jason (which I wouldn't), but that I could ask her questions, and she also sent me a picture of him.
I believe that God did not want me to find him until I was able to come to a place of forgiveness. So thank you for providing me with to of the tools to forgive and a safe place to work through some of the things I needed to so I can move on in my life.
To register~ Call Linda Newton at Sierra Pines Church 559-683-2882 or email me at email@example.com
$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
We would love to have you there!