The Code: Making the Dark Light By: Susan Schiller "All Truth is God's Truth," was the first lesson I learned in college. Truth is the code that unlocks our inheritance – that launches us into a radical lifestyle – the one that Jesus modeled for us, and then told us, "You can do even greater […]

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Love's Truest Meaning By: Kimberly Dimick I have been thinking and meditating on Jesus as our Bridegroom… It is God who spins, like golden threads, the fascination of romance and passion… God who is ravished by His Bride and is swept away by her beauty.   Christ's love was demonstrated out in the open to […]

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His Eye is on the Sparrow By: Susan Schiller The song, "His Eye is on the Sparrow," has been playing on the Spirit station of my mind. "Economic justice" is a phrase I've been running into a lot lately, and it's message is burrowing deep into my mind. Down beneath the layers of self-preservation. Who […]

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When it Seems Impossible to Go On

How Will We Make it through the Night? By: Susan Deborah Schiller Snippets from the writing of Brennan Manning "When tragedy makes its unwelcome appearance and we are deaf to everything but the shriek of our own agony, when courage flies out the window and the world seems to be a hostile, menacing place, it […]

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You are not designed to hide in the dark and hope for an escape

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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Made More Beautiful for Having Been Broken

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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Stand, but Don’t Stand Alone

  You Shouldn't Have to Stand Alone By: Susan Deborah Schiller 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 […]

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The threats, the intimidation, the poverty… what happens if I choose Love instead of fear?

No Longer Prey In the "Love from Papa" series "Let her wounds heal yours," said Papa God. He continued, "Take all her pain, every bit of it." I journal what I sense God saying, whether or not it seems accurate at the time. Most of the time it sounds like a whisper, a faint voice […]

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The Fire of His Love is My Protection

I Am Surrounded by a Holy Wall of Fire Are you feeling weak, vulnerable, or just sort of lost? It could be that your walls of protection have crumbled or perhaps were never built. I'd like to help you rebuild that wall – not an ordinary wall, mind you – but a Wall of Fire. […]

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To Give Light You Must Endure the Burn

Why Endure the Burn? By: Susan Deborah Schiller As our truck wound up the dirt path to the watch tower, my daughter and I had an up close encounter with a controlled burn. The fire and smoke may appear intense but only the ground is lit with fire.  A controlled burn protects against the threat […]

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Marriage 101

Kimberly Dimick's Response to Ron Carpenter's 2-Minute In-a-Nutshell Teaching of Marriage 101 (Link to Ron's 2-Minute Word Here) YES and yes! We LIVE this and I can testify….God's truth works! I am MOST taken aback by how easy and peaceful it is. I have the most amazing marriage because Joshua loves God's truth. He knows […]

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The Primary Way to Control Runaway Emotions

A Page from My Journal Susan Deborah Schiller Divorce is a torrent of treacherous waters, threatinging to tip me into a sea of despair. A smear campaign (again???) tempts me to doubt myself, to blame myself, and to miss hearing God's voice. So I am here writing…. waiting…. Most of all, I want to hear […]

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A Healing Manifesto: How to Help a Survivor Move On Without Damaging Her

How to Help a Survivor Get Over the Trauma & Grief By: Susan Deborah Schiler Surviving sociopathic or narcissistic abuse is a challenge the majority of us do not understand. The survivor is usually a female and she feels all alone. The months leading up to and following her escape are perilous. The sociopath moves […]

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Naked & Unashamed – A Return to Garden of Eden Living

Naked and Unashamed By: Susan Deborah Schiller 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 […]

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Choosing Love Today

What Love Looks Like…. Susan Deborah Schiller My journal, January 4, 2016 Father, my soul is deeply grateful and satisfied. I am wealthy in good relationships. To be loved and to love is the meaning and essence of real life… abundant life.  Yeshua showed us how to live a Kingdom lifestyle, by choosing love every […]

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In Case of Sudden Disaster, Grin!

In Case of Sudden Disaster, Grin! By: Susan Deborah Schiller "I'm grooming you to grin in the face of disaster," said Papa God as I made my daily fear-dump in a worn out leather journal. Escaping a cult-church and an abusive husband at the same time had left me isolated, wrestling the growing pack of […]

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The Avengers are Arising

The Avengers are Arising By: Susan Deborah Schiller With millions of Christians around the world, who have been given all authority on earth and a commission to "go" and set things right on earth, where are the real avengers? Why is the earth still burdened with inequality, injustice, and pain?  Why are we so prone to […]

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Neuroscience Behind Pathological Love Relationships

In the PTSD Zone: The Anti-Happiness Plague Have you stepped down from a career? Feel like your life will never be normal again? Unable to take normal environmental noise and stress anymore? Are you asking, "What happened to me – I can't think straight anymore!" Do you have feelings of having lost identity? Are you […]

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Nothing is Ever Forgotten or Overlooked

You're Never Alone, Never Abandoned, Never Forgotten By: Susan Deborah Schiller I awakened from a dream in which I learned a valuable lesson from my mentor, Michael Roads (who in waking life teaches the main message of "choosing love"). In the dream, Michael was giving me a practical hands-on test – one that I had […]

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My Manifesto for a Life Beyond Fear

My Manifesto for a Life Beyond Fear By: Susan Deborah Schiller My intention is to life a love-based life beyond fear – to choose Love every moment of every day. In this life, my love of nature – mountains, rivers, hills, animals, solitude and quiet – are clearly revealed. My Father's love is clearly visible in my […]

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