Listen To HIS Heartbeat
Listen To HIS Heartbeat

GOOD NEWS PAGE

I. INTRODUCTION

II. ANNOUNCEMENTS

    A. SALES AND SPECIALS

    B. BOOK SIGNINGS

    C. NEW BOOKS

    D. HOLIDAY WISHES

III. WHAT I READ DAILY FOR DEVOTION TIME

IV. SAMPLE DEVOTION FROM ONE OF MY BOOKS

V. PLAN OF SALVATION

VI. WEB SITES TO HELP IN YOUR SPIRITUAL GROWTH 

I. Introduction

 

What is this page about?

The good news of the gospel is available for everyone. As you read His Word and the information on this page, I pray you will be encouraged and draw closer to the Lord. Share your testamonies with me. They help us to grow in our faith when we hear miracles others have received.  

 

Let me start with one of my testamonies:

   Back in the early 70's when I was playing softball, I tore the anterior cruicate ligament in my knee. The x-ray showed a complete tear in half. I decided to do the physical therapy without any surgery. Years later when my knee was hurting again the arthroscopy showed a brand new ligament without any scar!! The Lord had totally replaced it and I have the tests to prove it! Praise God for His healing touch! This is a good example of how Jesus wants to make us new-- "not just patch us up".

II. Announcements

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More good news: CBD (Christian Book Distributors) has decided to carry my "Listen To HIS Heartbeat" devotion books!! This is an answer to my prayers for the Lord to open doors for more advetising and sales. www.christianbook.com is a large on-line store that many people shop at and now will be able to buy my books. Sometimes when people don't know you, they won't contact you. They will now be able to get my books and not have to deal with me. This is huge! Thank you Jesus! Oh Yes...click on any book there and my interview I did with them will come up and you can read it. 

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Another Good News: I am now a member of the American Christian Writers Association!! On the left you can see our logo and my PRESS Card. I am associated with the Southern Tier Christian Writer's of Olean NY as a distant member (since I live in MI.) My dear friend, Deb Wuethrich, is the Leader of this talented group of writers and I am so happy to be a part of their group! 

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Good News....Page 6 has been added..."Purchase"! From this page you can use your credit card through PayPal to buy books! Have fun shopping...they make great gifts! Thank you. 

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GOOD NEWS:

I would like to announce that I am now a member of the National Association of Professional Women!! I have been praying for more open doors to advertise my "Listen To HIS Heartbeat" Trilogy Devotion Books.

I now have access to many Chapters in NAPW to advertise my books.

PTL!   He is Good!! 

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Chicken Soup for the Soul honored me by selecting a picture of me at my last book signing holding up a copy of their two books that have my "Talking Potato" story, in their June (2016) exclusive monthly communique for their writers called, "the Inner Circle". They wrote, "Humor writer and Chicken Soup for the Soul contributor Linda Rose Etter (pictured right) held a book signing at the Sound of Light bookstore in Adrian, Michigan for Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer's & Other Dementias and Chicken Soup for the Soul: For Mom, with Love. She also signed and sold copies of her own devotional books. We loved Linda's story about getting her mother with dementia to eat by serving her a 'talking' baked potato." 

 

III. What I read daily for Devotion Time.

 

   I read 1 chapter from the Old Testament, plus either 2 Psalms or 1 Psalm and 1 Proverb (then every 3 months you have totally read both books), plus 1 chapter from the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, in that order), plus 1 chapter from the New Testament and Isaiah 40:29-31 and Isaiah 41:8-13 (a couple of my favorite scriptures). 

   This way every day I am in the OT, NT, Psalms/Proverbs, Gospels and some of my favorite (verses) promises. I want to see what the Lord will show me from all over the Bible each day.

    I also read five devotion books. Every year I decide which ones I will read that year. I recommend the following: "Our Daily Bread", "My Utmost For His Highest" by Oswald Chambers, "God Calling", "Smith Wigglesworth Devotional", "Mornings With The Holy Spirit" by Jennifer LeClaire and of course "Listen To HIS Heartbeat" and "Listen To HIS Heartbeat #2". 

    The commentary and reference books that I use the most are: "The MacArthur Bible Commentary" by John MacArthur, "The IVP Background Commentary:Old Testament" (and the "New Testament") by Walton, Matthews and Chavalas; "Where To Find It In The Bible" by Ken Anderson. 

   Teachers are notorious for giving homework. So...your homework is to read Psalm 91 and personalize it. Read it like the Lord is speaking it right to you. If you have accepted Jesus as your Savior, the promises in the Bible are yours! Claim what the Lord has provided for you and walk in victory! 

    

IV. Sample Devotion from "Listen To HIS Heartbeat" (book #1)

 

      What Tangled Webs We Weave

    The science class at the juvenile correction facility was

 busy doing their worksheets when the door burst open

and in poured another class. The focus was on our invaders to

find out the purpose for their sudden arrival. Normal procedure

 in a juvenile facility dictates that you stop, knock, and wait for

the teacher to grant permission to enter.

     The outstretched hands of the lead guy were gently cradling

 a precious cargo. Eleven guys surrounded my desk, as I looked

 at a tightly tangled string around the ankle and toe of a young

bird. This little ankle was as small as a pencil lead.
    The scissors were too large and clumsy. A plan was needed
to untangle this bird. The guys told their staff, “She is the science

teacher; she will know how to get it off.” Not knowing what
to do next, I silently prayed, “Lord, I don’t want to disappoint
these guys. They are doing something good. Please give me
wisdom, Lord.” By placing a probe gently between the string
and the tiny leg, I opened a pair of plastic safety scissors and
sawed through the string lying on top of this metal probe. He
was free and uninjured.
    Oh, the smiles of rejoicing over our successful surgery! The
group soon left and released our feathered friend.
    This was a reminder of how heaven rejoices when a sinner
gets saved (Luke 15:10). He knows when the sparrow falls
(Matthew 10:29). “Look at the birds of the air, that they do not
sow, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, and yet your
heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than
they” (Matthew 6:26)?
    As happy as the boys were, it doesn’t compare with our
Father’s rejoicing when He sets someone free.
    This memorable lesson illustrated that it was not by wisdom
or power, but by the Holy Spirit that the plan and freedom came.
    We carry our burdens and oppressions around thinking
that with all of our wisdom and power, we will free ourselves.
Like the bird, the more we struggle, the more the web tightens
around us. These burdens and oppressions become more than
we can handle. It’s only when we stop struggling and place
ourselves in the Master’s hands that we receive victory and are
set free.

   

    Dear Lord,

    It isn’t your plan for me to carry burdens and become

oppressed or depressed. When I try to do things in my own

wisdom and strength, I am bound and trapped like the bird. May

your Word give me direction for each day. As I walk and talk with

you, I have victory. Thank you for setting me free to sour with you.

    Amen

V. Plan of Salvation

When you believe that Jesus is the Son of God and want to be forgiven of your sins and become a Christian, please pray this prayer:

 

   Dear Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God and part of the Trinity (Father God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit), and ask you to be my Lord and Savior. I ask you to forgive my sins and thank you for dying on the cross to pay for them for me. My desire is to serve you and be with you forever. Please teach me through your Word and by the Holy Spirit to be all that you desire. I want to daily fellowship with you and know you personally. Thank you for forgiving me and making me your child. Amen 

 

Here are some additional verses that you may want to read:

 

Salvation verses:

John 1:12; 3:16-18, 20, 36; 14:6

Romans 3:23

Ephesians 2:8-9

1 John 5:11-13

 

Jesus came into your life: Colossians 1:27; Revelation 3:20

Your sins are forgiven: Colossians 1:14

You are a child of God: John 1:12

You now have eternal life: John 5:24

You are in God's Plan: John 10:10; 2 Corinthians 5:17;

1 Thessalonians 5:18

 

 

VI. Web Sites to help in your Spiritual Growth:

These are web sites that have a lot of good information. Some have tools to help you find a verse in the Bible. Others have good articles and devotions to help you grow in your knowledge. I pray these will be of help to you!

 

www.biblehub.com  - lots of study tools

 

www.crosswalk.com - articles, devotions & more

 

www.biblegateway.com - key word search, articles, newsletter & more

 

www.christianity.com  - articels and devotions

 

www.biblestudytools.com - search, verses, Bible study

 

www.christianitytoday.com - magazine site

 

www.studylight.org - many resources

 

www.billygraham.org/grow-your-faith    - topics & devotions

Where to Look in the Bible when:

 

You are weary: Psalm 95:1-7; 34 all

You seem too busy: Ecclesiastes 3:1-15

You can't sleep: Psalm 4,  56,  130

You are tempted: James 1; Psalm 51

Friends disappoint you: 1 Corinthians 13; Psalm 23 and 27 

Your business is poor: Ecclesiastes 5

Nothing is going right: 2 Timothy 3; Matthew 6:19-34

You bear a grudge: Ephesians 4 

Your faith needs stirring: Hebrews 11; Isaiah 40; 1 Peter 5:6-7

You need assurance: Romans 8:1-39

God hears your prayers: Isaiah 65:24; Philippians 4:6-7; Matthew 6:9-13

You are in sorrow: John 14 

You are in danger: Psalm 91

Happy studying my friends!

Contact Us Today!

Linda Rose Etter
5800 Wisner Hwy
Suite B
Adrian, Michigan 49221


Phone: 517-263-7068

Cell: 517-366-8594

E-mail: etterl@frontier.com

Member of the American Christian Writers Association 

I am a member of the NAPW - National Association of Professional Women.

Call for information or an appointment!

"The joy of the Lord is your strength" Nehemiah 8:10

 

"A Joyful heart is good medicine."

Proverbs 17:22

"The Lord will accomplish what concerns me: Thy lovingkindness O Lord, is everlasting." 

Psalm 138:8

"'For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans for welfare and not calamity to give you a future and a hope.'"

Jeremiah 29:11

 

"Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for Me?"

Jeremiah 32:27

 

"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose."

Romans 8:28

 

"But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him."

James 1:5

 

"So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ." Romans 10:17

 

"He gives strength to the weary, and to him who lacks might He inceases power."

"Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary." Isaiah 40:29-30

 

"Commit your works to the Lord, and your plans will be established." Proverbs 16:3

 

"Cast(ing) all your anxiety (care) upon Him, because He cares for you."

1 Peter 5:7

"Cease striving and know that I am God."

Psalm 46:10

"I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you." Psalm 32:8

"...you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and your soul." Deuteronomy 4:29

"...there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother." Proverbs 18:24b

       (God)

"and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32

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