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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......

Life-Changing Water

List Price: $12.99

6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm) Black & White on Cream paper350 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1720936046 (CreateSpace-Assigned) ISBN-10: 1720936048 BISAC: Religion / Christian Life / Devotional

 

Water figures prominently in the Bible. God is sovereign. He created water and our need for it, and it becomes a fitting metaphor for spiritual principles as part of Jesus’ promise to offer us Living Water.  This book is in four sections:  Recognizing God’s Abundant Water Thirsting for God in Life’s Deserts Responding to God’s River of Life Delighting in the Lord’s Presence.....

Restore My Soul Psalms

List Price: $6.99

6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm) Black & White on Cream paper152 pages

ISBN-13: 978-1987664218 (CreateSpace-Assigned) ISBN-10: 1987664213 BISAC: Religion / Christian Life / Personal Growth

Restore My Soul Psalms: A Lenten Journey is a book of original psalm poems, most of which were written during Lent 2018. This was a deliberate time of prayer, reflection, and Bible study leading to remarkable refreshment. Several events in the news initiated writing these poems. On February 14th, usually a day of showing love to partners and others,.....

It’s Surely a GOD Thing!

A story of witnessing, romance, terrorism, personal relationships, church doctrine and policies, all in a work of fiction showing the interaction of ordinary and not so ordinary people living the Christian life. Just as the original disciples came from ordinary life situations, so do today’s ambassadors of the faith. Lives lived in ordinary circumstances are transformed by Divine Encounters and what others would call coincidental meetings in ordinary circumstances. God is sovereign and directs His children’s lives so that in.....

Encore Anthology: Stories and Poems

Encore is a collection of eighteen previously written stories and poems which have been selected for other notable anthologies. I enjoy reading short fiction and poetry, and sometimes have expanded such idea pieces in my other nineteen books. It is my hope that other writers will try writing in these genres before jumping into longer perhaps more intimidating writing projects. As a writer, I enjoy exploring ideas both in short pieces and in novels, memoir, devotional guides, amd nonfiction. This.....

Apple Tree Lane

Between the beautiful Catskill Mountains and the rolling Berkshires was Mohican land. The Mohicans, who called themselves “People of the waters that are never still,” named the Hudson River Muhheakunnuk. Jim and Beth Walters study Early American culture and build their little bit of paradise on Apple Tree Lane where the Mohicans, Dutch settlers, and generations of the VanEck family lived. They turn this thirty acres into a site to bless the people of Columbia County, New York. In this.....

At Home on Apple Tree Lane

This is a sequel to “Apple Tree Lane,” published earlier in 2019. As part of the National Novel Write a Book in a Month project, the author wrote this novel during National Novel Writing Month, November 2019 and achieved writing 50,000 words and publishing the book. It is a Christian historical romance, dealing with early American History in the Hudson River Valley where Jim and Beth Walters are developing land once belonging to the Mohican tribe, then Dutch settlers, and.....

I Hear Music Everywhere

This is a book about my granddaughters Kaley and Emily and their love for music. It teaches children and concert goers musical terms, acquainting them with instruments, composers’ intentions, conductors, and concert experiences.

Led by the Spirit: An Anthology in His Honor

This book is in answer to A Call to Artists at Covenant Church, Palm Bay, Florida on the topic Life in the Spirit. It includes scripture, original psalms, poetry, stories, and a prayer guide based on The Lord’s Prayer.

The Nature of Things: World Poetry Day 2020

This is a book of original poetry composed for World Poetry Day 2020. It is part of my goal this year to Share the Plenty in 2020 by being creative, being an encourager, and adding to my writing repertoire. This is my twenty-fourth book since retiring in 2012. It is homage to nature, a metaphor for life, for praise to God the Creator, and for finding peace, comfort, and blessings in communing with nature. Especially in times of conflict and.....

Her Name Was Bess

Bess Whitaker Ferris was a woman of remarkable talents who overcame her meager circumstances in a dusty town in Texas, raised by a grandmother who had great positive influence on her. life. This is a story of generational influence. Bess Ferris became a woman of unique accomplishments because of her “I Can Do It” attitude. This book includes several of her manuscripts never before published. She became a true Proverbs 31 woman beloved by her large family, her many friends,.....

Cortland Place on Apple Tree Lane

Fascinated with the Mohican, Dutch, and English history of the Hudson Valley, the author has created a Christian family’s living history place she wishes we could visit in reality. The walters family’s business is threatened by COVID. This is the third book in the Apple Tree Lane series.

Seashell Saga

“Seashell Saga” is a coming-of-age story of a young aspiring writer who records her life-events during the summer of 2018. Two Brevard County School District programs allow Kaley to expand her horizons in writing, acting, and self-awareness.

Her family’s decision to purchase the Seashell Café reveals serendipitous answers to prayers, and a dynamic collection of characters may lead to sequels about the Wentworth’s family from this prolific author.