Sue Moore Donaldson effectively communicates God’s Word, clearly conveying her knowledge of the Bible and spiritual insights. Using real-to-life, practical examples and humor, she applies the Bible to the lives of real women trying to live Christian lives in today’s world. Most importantly, it is evident that Sue is sharing insights that stem from her own daily walk with her living Lord. Listening to Sue encourages and challenges other women to grow in their own faith and love for Jesus. —Allie Cleath
Sue has the right mixture of humor and thought-provoking information. She challenged me to be in the Word and to continue looking upward towards Christ. She shared with us her “retreat in a basket”, which I was doing on a pseudo basis, but since then went out and found just the right bag and I literally take it everywhere. Thanks Sue for the insight and helpful tips. –Catherine Cramp
If someone were to ask me to describe my friend Sue, I would have to decide which facet, like a precious gem, to share. Do I tell you about her bubbly personality, her ability to attract others, or her generosity of her home and her time? God has blessed Sue as she reaches out on a consistent basis because she realizes that each day brings endless opportunities to reflect His love to those she encounters. I thank God for the impact she has had on my life. Knowing her makes me even more excited about heaven…what a party will be had there! –Bonnie Masten
It is with great honor and joy that I get to brag on my friend Sue Donaldson. The words honor and joy are words that were chosen with care and consideration as both of them reflect components of God’s character in Sue. David is spoken of in God’s word as, “…a man after God’s own heart.” The same phrase could be used to describe Sue. Through all the ups, downs and spirals that come her way she truly seeks to honor the Lord in all she does and says. Truly desiring and purposefully striving to be a woman after God’s own heart.
Sue is gifted in writing, teaching, and seeking those who are lost or worn down in their faith. She is also gifted in hospitality and lives the word of the scriptures in opening her home to many who are seeking a refuge. Sue has the ability to take a hurting individual give them deep care and encouragement in Christ. Her wit and humor bring about great joy in those who experience her warmth and charity.
Sue knows where her strength, personal grace and mercy come from. They come from the creator of Heaven and Earth. She is never at a loss, even in her most vulnerable moments, to remind those around her what her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has done for her. All who have opportunity to hear her proclaim Christ and the teaching of God’s word will benefit in their personal walk and knowledge of the Lord. –Missy Grant, Director of Women’s Bible Study, Grace Church- SLO,CA
A Midwest pastor’s wife says, “Sue presents a crucial aspect of Christian living with honesty and wit. I have been encouraged by her down to earth applications and ideas that have helped me to shed my inhibitions (?!?) and go out there and show some hospitality. –Lori Payton
It’s my pleasure to commend Sue Donaldson to you! Sue is an excellent and accurate Biblical teacher. She studies hard and takes the text seriously. It’s obvious she believes in the power of God’s Word to change lives. She’s real, engaging, interesting, clear and downright funny. She aims to make her hearers both think, feel and act. Our women here at Grace Church, San Luis Obispo are always eager to hear Sue open God’s Word. I guarantee you’ll be challenged and built-up by Sue’s content and style.
–Pastor Tim Theule, Grace Church, San Luis Obispo, CA
I attended the women’s retreat last year and enjoyed listening to Sue Donaldson. I connected with her in many ways, as I love to cook and enjoy entertaining. I laughed when she spoke of her husband and his stacks of map books and his ongoing projects, as I am married to an engineer who has many map books and loves to tinker.
Sue spoke of opening our homes to others and being hospitable. She mentioned having others over in the midst of her husband’s kitchen project that was ongoing for years. I remember feeling as though she was talking directly to me. I had put off entertaining because things weren’t perfect! We moved into our home 3 ½ years ago and we still need to paint, work on the backyard etc. Between my husband’s travels and kids these things are still ongoing projects. “Things are not perfect”.
I purchased Sue’s book Come to My Table and was comforted by her words:
“The Ultimate Host called you and me before we were born. He said, ‘Come on in, you are welcome here. I made you to know Me. You can know me best at My table. His call is personal… Because God welcomed us, we must pass that welcome on to others.'”
I have since invited neighbors to my home as well as hosted a “Bunco/Tapas” night with women from our dinner group here at church. Through Sue’s inspiration I learned that God loves our obedience rather than our perfectionism. Thank you Sue! –Karie Edwards, San Ramon, CA