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It’s a God Thing!

Coincidence? No, Godincidence. In the words of John Phelps, everything in life is by divine appointment.

“Before there was anything, God the Almighty knew your life story. He knew you’d be here on this day in this place. He gave me this message through the Holy Spirit who dwells in me, in this place, in your heart! This is and was a divine appointment.”

“You realize, don’t you, that among all the religions, faiths, and testimonies throughout history, Christianity is.....

Job Loss: What’s Next?

Available at Amazon.com in paperback and ebook formats or by order at www.bettyjackson.net.

This book deals with the physical, psychological, sociological, financial, spiritual, and inter-relational aspects of job loss. It gives a step by step action plan for regeneration after the very real grieving process which occurs with job loss.

Job Loss: What’s Next? should be part of every company’s severance package, and should be a gift to those struggling with job loss, or even anticipating such an event’s.....

Bless you Bouquets: A Memoir

I honestly believe there are no coincidences for believers in God’s sovereignty, and that every event, every conversation, every relationship is part of the tapestry designed by God for us to become who we are, dedicated to His special purposes, and destined to fulfill His plan for each other at the very time and place where we are. We are to bloom where we are planted. Explore with me how each circumstance we’ve been in is part the most beautiful.....

Rocking Chair Porch: Summers with Grandma

Grandma invited me to spend two weeks with her each summer. They were special times in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s before life got too complicated. This memoir was inspired by a writing contest sponsored by Reminsce Magazine. It’s the second time I revisited the Grandma theme, perhaps instigated by the births of my own grandbabies during the last three years. Originally, I wrote a piece called Coxsackie Oak, found as part of my full-length memoir named Bless You.....

And God Chose Joseph: A Christmas Story

At just the right time, in just the right place, Jesus was born. Prophecy predicted, all was ready for His birth. In God’s mighty plan for our salvation, the King of heaven was born in a rustic stable, scratched by a manger’s stall, suffered under Roman rule, yet changed the world and us forever. He lived a perfect life, without the tarnishing sin we know all too well, and died to remove the stain of sin from us forever, if.....

Whispering Woods

Phil Baxter was a successful young architect and his wife, Catherine, the Vice President of an advertising agency and public relations firm in New York. Their futures could not have been brighter until September 11, 2001, when everything changed. The World Trade Center is destroyed, and with the falling of its towers, so falls all Phil and Cathy hold dear.

They must start fresh. Serendipitously, the night before 9/11, Phil attended a presentation that promised a lifestyle change. Of course,.....

Winter Wonderland at Whispering Woods

9/11 had a profound effect on the Baxter family. Phil, a distinguished young architect, and his wife, Cathy, a dynamic public relations and advertising executive, worked within blocks of the World Trade Center, and owned a multi-million dollar condo. Their businesses and their home were destroyed.

As Christians, understanding God’s sovereignty and recognizing Godincidences in their lives, they recognized the situation immediately as a life-changing event. Phil’s mentor, John Stewart Robbins, offered his 160 acre property for sale, serendipitously, on.....

Thanksliving: Attitude of Gratitude

This is a Christian devotional guide for short-term use, perhaps during November or during Lent. Its purpose is to intentionally concentrate on God’s Providence, his daily care for us through a variety of life’s experiences. Each day’s entry includes a short biographical paragraph, scripture, prayer, a journal, and an album, as well as additional scripture on each day’s emphasis. It is hoped that living with an attitude of gratitude becomes a rich benefit from using this devotional guide, especially in.....

Beyond Easter: Ascension and Pentecost

This book is a collection of writings on the topic: Beyond Easter: Ascension and Pentecost. The season following Easter gets less attention than Easter, but really is a time when Jesus passionately taught the disciples with a sense of urgency, knowing that He would soon leave their presence and ascend to heaven. Forty days after the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Christ, Jesus ascended into heaven as King of Kings and Lord of Lords, and He is seated at the right.....

Splendid Springtime at Whispering Woods: Book III in the Whispering Woods Series

In this third book of the Whispering Woods series by Betty Whitaker Jackson, we continue the story of the New England resort/retreat center established by the Baxter family after they lost their homes and businesses on 9/11. In what they now call Godincidence, when one door closed, a better one opened, and their business is thriving. Book One deals with the renovations at the 160-acre estate. Book Two tells the stories of the family and their friends in Winter Wonderland.....

My Psalms Devotional Guide

Psalms in the Bible express worship to God in the form of poetic expression. Some are songs; many have been used in music. Within the Biblical Psalms can be found history, prayer, every possible emotion, and worship of all sorts.

In this book of original psalms, not at all designed to be scriptural, but based upon my worship and praise times, the author has created dozens of original Psalms of adoration, confession, thanksgiving, supplication, and reaction to life events. Devotional.....

Advent Adventure Devotional Guide

Advent Adventure takes families through the season preceding Christmas with the use of the Advent Wreath, the Jesse Tree, and Chrismon ornaments, using Scripture texts, patterns for the ornaments, prayers, and hymns, the family celebrates the Old Testament prophecy and New Testament fulfillment of the coming of the Messiah, Jesus Christ. Beginning four weeks before Christmas, the family can use this guide to anticipate the celebration of the birth of Christ.

It is hoped this will verify the Reason for.....

Christmas Is Coming at Whispering Woods

Whispering Woods Estates is exactly one year old.  The Baxters have created a resort-retreat center where families can enjoy The Grand Lady Victorian Inn and a myriad of activities on the 160 acres in Great Barrington, MA. The Baxter family and staff welcome readers in this fourth book of the series.

Impacted by the 9/11 catastrophe in New York City, the Baxters, several family members and friends, and new staff have taken lessons from tragedy and transferred them to triumphs......

Seaside Serendipity

This book deals with millennial themes of career, military deployment, parenthood, sandwich generation, commitment, single parenting, second marriage, and end-of-life issues. Set in the paradise of Brevard County, Florida, it tells the story of Sarah, a critical care nurse, and the provision God makes for her because of her faithfulness. Sarah in this story represents hundreds of young women in our time who use their most “fertile” years to advance their careers, or who have given up on the idea.....

Yay! Hooray! It’s Concert Day!

“Yay! Hooray! It’s Concert Day!” is a children’s book from my grandchildren’s point of view. Five-year-old Kaley and her little sister, three-year-old Emily attend concerts with the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra in Brevard County, Florida. Their parents, violinist Paul and oboist Mary and their cellist Aunt Nancy are members of the Symphony. This book tells about people and instruments of the orchestra, their reactions to music, their own music studies, and their relationships with musicians and members of the audience......