On the Potter's Wheel

On the Potter's Wheel

by Valerie Limmer

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Overview

When God asked Valerie Limmer to go to Japan, she jumped at the chance to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a missionary. But obstacle upon obstacle blocked her path. Just after arriving, she encountered a debilitating injury that plunged her into a world where God seemed to delight in toying with her shattered dreams and broken heart.

Valerie offers a raw look at love, suffering, betrayal, and broken faith. Her true story about God's sustaining grace and victory will encourage you to go deeper in your faith and intimacy with God, and challenge you to live the life you were meant to live.

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On the Potter's Wheel is a stimulating and inspiring read. Valerie challenges us to reflect differently on time. It is not simply a commodity to be managed and maximized, but rather a moment-to-moment opportunity to hang out with our Jesus. Meanwhile, we wait with delight-filled anticipation, as the beloved children that we are, for what he has planned for us.

---Dr. Marion Goertz, Director of the Family Life Centre,

Tyndale University College and Seminary

We often think of love as tender, romantic, sentimental. Yet love is one of the qualities that is foundational to the character of God---and to our understanding of the fatherhood of our God. As Valerie shares with a humble and intimate honesty, He demonstrates His love in ways that often confound and confuse us, trouble and torment us, as well as surprise and satisfy us. Even when we are being tempered in a forge of affliction and isolation, He shows us the simple truth that His ways and thoughts are higher and greater than ours. That His love and faithfulness is inscrutable, and that overarching all of this, He is perfectly worthy. Yes, He is worth it all.

---Pastor Emmanuel Palisoc,

Scarborough Community Alliance Church

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781775187905
Publisher: Green Sap Publications
Publication date: 12/26/2017
Pages: 340
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

About the Author

Valerie is a missionary in Japan, with Global Outreach Mission. She enjoys drawing and learning new languages, so she's picked up a new hobby: Japanese brush calligraphy. She and her husband, Peter, are originally from the Greater Toronto Area in Canada.

Table of Contents

1: Early Snapshots

2: Peter

3: Peter’s Call

4: Married Life and Ministry

5: Setbacks and Setups

6: Partnership Development

7: Speed Bumps

8: Living Now

9: Rhythmic Interlude

10: Working Again

11: Okinawa

12: Attack

13: Running the Race

14: Waiting on God

15: March 11

16: Attitudes of the Heart

17: Preparing to Leave

18: Arriving

19: Kobe

20: Moving In

21: Whatever Is Pure

22: ESL Training

23: Have Thine Own Way

24: Prayer Walks

25: Following and Feebleness

26: Setback

27: Charred

28: Chomping at the Bit

29: Not Every Question

30: Christmas

31: Meltdown

32: The Parable of the Lost Ring

33: Acceptance

34: ESL Classes

35: What Do You Desire?

36: Love My Chains

37: Strength for the Moment

38: A Hug from God

39: Matters of Faith

40: Scribbles and Scratchings

41: Fellowship of Suffering

42: Time Marches On

43: ‘Potential’

44: Friends of Job

45: The Spring

46: Compassion and Suffering

47: Glimmers of Hope

48: A Change in Plans

49: Releasing

50: In the Park

51: Surrounded

52: Betrayed

53: Endings

54: A New Family Member

55: Followed by Evil

56: Connecting

57: Offerings of Faith

58: Obon

59: Surviving or Thriving?

60: Changes

61: Typhoons

62: Thanksgiving

63: Unstuck

64: Faith Without Risk

65: The Pendulum of Grief

66: The Terror of the Telephone

67: An Unusual Encounter

68: Strong in Me

69: According to Plan?

70: The Little Giant

71: Where You Are

72: Appointments

73: Compassion

74: New Doors

75: The News

Afterword

Glossary

Notes

Bibliography

About the Author

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