On the Way Home

You are not meant to hide in the dark and hope for an escape By: Susan Deborah Schiller The world's system cries through the media, "There's not enough!" Whether it be money, food, or other commodities, the cry reverberates throughout the whole earth. Fathers and mothers begin checking their bank balances, thumbing through their wallets, […]

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Beauty in Brokenness By: Susan Deborah Schiller Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress;     … an object of dread to my closest friends—     those who see me on the street flee from me. I am forgotten as though I were dead;     I have become like broken pottery… An excerpt from Psalm […]

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  You Shouldn't Have to Stand Alone By: White Dove No one heard my silent cries but him. He told me it would always be that way. And then he grinned, that mocking, smirk – more like a half-smile, except that it held no warmth and made me shiver. He was not only my husband […]

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Naked and Unashamed By: White Dove I have decided to get naked. I removed all the outerwear that my culture told me would cover my shame. I don’t even know where the shame began, except it appeared when I was very little. It made me painfully shy. I knew in my heart I was “damaged […]

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This Astonishing Light By: Susan Deborah Schiller There is a genocide happening today. It's a mass murder of dreams, visions, and the destinies of people who, like I once did, feel "dead" inside. It's like they are moving through life doing all the right things, but missing out on what they are created to be and […]

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How I Tell My Story Powers My Life for Good or for… By: White Dove I bonded with that old truck pictured above. We had some adventures together, let me tell you! In some ways, this Dodge cummins taught me how to keep going, even beyond the sabotage of smear campaigns, Stockholm Syndrom, gaslighting and more. […]

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Cowgirl Up! By: White Dove A little part of my own memoir… My husband and I were invited to manage a ranch, that they wanted turned into a House of Prayer. Stepping foot into the sprawling, 5,000 sq ft barn-turned-into-a-house, we took the bull by its horns and began cleaning and decorating the newly constructed […]

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Mattie's Life Story: Lessons from a  Border Collie By: Susan Deborah Schiller "I'm bored!" says Mattie's look in this photo. Mattie retired at age 7 from the Pathfinder Ranch in Wyoming where she was used to chasing cows from sunrise to sunset, always on the go. Now she was on our little farm and wondering […]

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Out of the heart the mouth speaks, and what we speak we create. By: Susan Deborah Schiller How you tell your story creates your world.  It's your story, and if you're not where you want to be in life, at any given time you can say, "This may be my story, up to now, but […]

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Blessed are those who mourn… who are hungry… who are weak… By: Susan Deborah Schiller From the series, "Dream Parables" Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. – Matthew 5 A dream parable… My friends and I had been walking along a wide path through the countryside for […]

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What Would You Do if You Had No Barriers? By: Susan Deborah Schiller The most 'impossible' challenges require dropping down to a child's level, for that's the only way to understand Kingdom solutions. I've found the best way to be childlike is to hang around children and do kid-stuff together. This past month my granddaughter and […]

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In the Midst of Chaos is Opportunity By: White Dove Chaos poured out of the sky, down to earth, in the form of hideous monsters that took foot, running, as soon as they reached earth. Each had an assignment of terror and destruction; their targets already marked. I looked for the source of this chaos […]

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A Return to the Garden of Eden By: Susan Schiller. I discovered this lifestyle of intimacy with God and with each other as an ordinary mom putting her kids to bed at night. I loved our bedtime rituals of baths, stories, and singing our favorite songs, but to be honest, my second favorite time of […]

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Joy By: Deborah White Dove Joy… is not what I felt when a neurosurgeon diagnosed my husband with a severe spinal cord injury. The year was 2003 and we were on a multi-million dollar hazmat project. We were a small team of inexperienced operators and my husband, the supervisor, was the only one with real experience. […]

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Voice of the Moon Flower By: White Dove The scorching desert was anything but barren, and it became my classroom for the year 2011. From living in the corner of a hayfield to camping alongside the Big Horn River, it’s where I learned to survive… and through trust, to thrive. The desert was better than […]

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You Are Not Too Much By: Susan Schiller Photo Source, used wtih permission: Epiphany Art Studio (Beth Morey, artist) I love to hear your voice, sweet one. You are not too much. You will never be too much. You're not alone. This battle is not yours to fight; it's Mine. Don't hold back your story. […]

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What is a Sociopath? By: Susan Deborah Schiller I was married to a sociopath for 30-years. My marriage counselors told me I was the most abused woman they had ever met. In the course of gaining my freedom I have listened to the life stories of survivors and of sociopaths. Like many other survivors, the information […]

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To Whisper a Doxology in the Darkness By: Susan Deborah Schiller  Photo Credit: Akiane Gallery, License purchased in 2010 To be grateful for an unanswered prayer, to give thanks in a state of interior desolation, to trust in the love of God in the face of the marvels, cruel circumstances, obscenities, and commonplaces of life […]

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Financing Your Dreams By: Susan Deborah Schiller My husband and I had been working on a dangerous job, loading out hazardous materials in a petroleum coke field until he got hurt. When our boss read the doctor’s report he terminated us both the day after I brought home my own “Bionic Man“, a computer installed in […]

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  Where Do You Want to Be in One Year? By: Susan Deborah Schiller "It may be that when we no longer know what to do, We have come to our real work, And when we no longer know which way to go, We have begun our real journey." – Wendell Berry "Where do you […]

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