The Great Sculptor

This is an article that a counselor wrote for the Angels by Grace magazine I used to publish. It answers the age old question of why God allows us to suffer. I pray it brings light into some darkness in this area of our understanding.

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As I counsel hurting believers week after week, pain is often the common denominator in their lives. Why does God allow pain and suffering in the life of the believer? In reading, “When God Weeps” by Joni Eareckson Tada, I found several reasons why we go through suffering. I would like to share some of her thoughts with you.

Hebrews 5:7-9 states, “…although He was a Son, He learned obedience from what he suffered and made perfect, He became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey Him.” This is good news for the suffering soul. The Son of God did not exempt Himself from affliction but lived through it and learned from it. Once the process is complete, He became the source of help for all who obey Him.  Should we suffer? “A student is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master.” (Matt. 10:24-25)

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Sue’s Books – Proceeds support Christian Ministry

After Carla’s husband was killed in Iraq, Carla moves to Ivy, a small Georgia beach town, with her five year old daughter. Hoping for a fresh start and healing of her heart, Carla and Missy enjoy their first few months playing in the waves, building sand castles, and their new home. Suddenly Carla notices a stranger watching her daughter intently. Who is this person and what do they want with her daughter?

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Compelling. Suspenseful. Inspiring. A mixture of romance, intrigue, Christian values, and subtle tactics of Satan. A story that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

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Margaret and Clay have loved raising their two ambitious daughters in their home near Atlanta. The two sisters are as different as night and day. Chris is a force to be reckoned with in the courtrooms in Atlanta as a prosecuting attorney. Teri has taken a dream job in California. Both women have a heart for helping hurting people but in very different ways. Chris is busy winning cases while Teri enjoys the beach life. Both women love their professions but begin to desire more than just their careers. Will Chris’s unspoken fears stand in her way of future happiness? Will Teri give up the dream job and beach life for something more?

Cover Tate did-PursuitFull of exciting twists, intrigue, heartwarming romance, and a strong sense of family.

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Thirteen days after the death of Sue’s husband she gave her life to Christ. Within a couple of weeks she began experiencing supernatural phenomena such as having visions, seeing angels, and hearing angelic choirs. In this autobiography she reveals the struggles, sacrifices, and suffering she went through, as she says, “in attaining an honest, faith-filled, and obedient relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.”

Published 2008Unique in presentation, heartfelt, and inspirational. My story is a testimony of faith and obedience and is so transparent that many Christians would not want to share.

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In her soul searching account Sue recounts her roller coaster ride to acceptance of Jesus Christ as her Savior. Her difficult journey begins with baptism-a comforting place to begin- but is shadowed by the trauma of childhood sexual abuse and later by the death of her husband. The Christian life, she discovers, is like a rose garden – beautiful in every way except for the thorns. On her way to the top of the mountain of salvation she learns to do battle with the tricks of Satan. Her growing relationship with Christ gives her strength through difficult times. The valleys stretch her spiritually, and finally she knows she can walk with Jesus Christ with new boldness and confidence.

Published 2009Compelling, transparent, and heartfelt. A testimony of faith and obedience.

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This book challenges us to look within. We all face consequences to every choice, action, and belief we have in our every day life. Those choices affect us not only on a personal level but will be passed down for generations. “Seek My Face” is thought provoking with encouragement to Christians and non-Christians. Sue invites us to take a journey of inner reflection hoping to reveal the truth about ourselves through the questions asked and the prophecies offered.

Published 2010Hard hitting! Thought provoking! Are you brave enough to look within your own beliefs? Be prepared to be confronted.

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A Place of Peace

We all have times when life drags us down. Jesus has a secret place that He will show you to give you rest. He’ll meet you there and give you the rest you need. Just ask Him.

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During my healing process the burdens of the past would build up and the pain from the deep-seeded wounding would escalate at times. I would turn to the Lord and He gave me a place that I could rest.

It was a visual place in my mind that I would be taken to in my spirit. That safe place was under a large Oak tree. I would sit in the shade of its branches. A bubbling creek was at my feet. Behind me was the quiet of a beautiful pasture with wild flowers interspersed among the green grass. The sun shining down.

I would lean against the rough bark of the tree trunk and gaze out at the rippling water. It flowed gently down stream bubbling over a rock. The quiet whisper of the waters flow was calming. In my special place Jesus would walk up and sit down beside…

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One day as I bowed upon bended knees,

I looked to Calvary, and Jesus I did see.

 

A crown of thorns upon His head,

And nails in His hands and feet,

Oh how He bled.

 

I said, Jesus, save me from my sins.

And now in my heart, He lives within.

 

I felt nothing but love that day

As Jesus came into my heart in a special way.

 

One day I will walk the streets of gold,

Because someone cared enough

And the plan of salvation I was told.

 

Glory to God on High

For one day I shall meet Him in the sky.

By Sandra Cole-Angels by Grace Jan. 1998

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