To Follow the Wind Have you ever trusted your inner compass to lead you into the unknown, and suddenly you arrive and it all makes sense, even though you had no clue how it would turn out? After so many years of trying to plan, to make goals, to get mentoring and counseling, and to simply […]

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Plunging into the Heart of Love By: Susan Deborah Schiller I’m deep below the surface again, down under the threatening waves of anger, hurt, depression, and the seemingly endless stream of bad news. But it’s not my battle this time around.  I’m here with a sister plunging below the surface to find the heart of love. I know she’s going […]

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Sword of Truth: Write Your Destiny By: Susan Deborah In the series, “Letters to Readers“ When you can read the story of your past, you realize that you are part of a bigger story – God’s story – and that He wants to inhabit that very place of hell – your living nightmare – with His […]

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Life with No Fear

Life with No Fear By: Susan Deborah Schiller and Danielle Bednarcik Do you see a world full of guns and wars, food and fuel shortages, unemployment and foreclosures? A country teetering on the edge of destruction? I used to. Now I see a world where children and youth have the solutions to problems our generation […]

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Lost in the Woods

The best part about being lost is finding familiar ground! By: White Dove After 5,000+ miles on my mobile vision quest, I'm visiting back home in Montana. It's been a few years since I hiked in these woods and a lot has changed. The cold crystal clear Vermillion River is braided and changes its course every few […]

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The World Would Split Wide Open…

Crossing Over By: White Dove What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? / The world would split open." – Poet Muriel Rukeyser Speaking out has become a cure for many women who have silenced their voices due to a patriarchal church "authority" that has devalued our role across the board, […]

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Making a Comeback after a Free Fall

Making a Come Back after a Free Fall By: White Dove The daughter of a pilot I earned my student pilot's license at age 16. One Saturday my scary lesson was how to stall a plane in mid-air, intentionally, so that the plane takes a nose dive, spinning and falling to the earth, faster and faster…. […]

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Facing Reality: Fear of Loss of Income

  Choosing Life, Choosing Love By: White Dove I've been pretty scared this month. Leaving my job and home behind for a bit, I set out on a new kind of journey, what I call a Mobile Vision Quest. Over 5,000 miles across 7 states, so far. It isn't easy, you guys. It's not like […]

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The Ride of Your Life

The Ride of Your Life By: White Dove "Saddle up your horses and get ready to ride! It's the ride of your life," my heavenly Father whispered. It was early morning and bitterly cold and I was snuggled under a fuzzy blanket writing in my journal. Until then, I had never been around horses, but […]

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A Secret Medicine

Star Songs By: White Dove "There is a secret medicine given only to those who hurt so hard they can't hope.  The hopers would feel slighted if they knew." — Rumi The secret medicine has turned out to be my ideals in life. These are the truths that hold me together in a state of awe and […]

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Painting Your Own Self-Portrait through Heaven’s Eyes

As Heaven Sees Me By White Dove "How do I begin to tell my story?" is a common question we all ask ourselves. Most of us have endured the deepest suffering on this beautiful but certainly chaotic planet. We know what it is to lose everything, including family, reputation, jobs, finances, credibility… Where do we begin […]

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A Quantum Leap

A Quantum Leap By: White Dove Just before first light, I awakened with the thought, “Take a quantum leap!” Startled, I arose from bed and fired up my computer, plugging in “definition quantum leap”. Merriam-Webster defines the term: “An abrupt change, sudden increase, or dramatic advance.“ In November of 2006, I attended a conference where David Van […]

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To Give Light You Must Endure the Burn

The Saving, Preserving Side of a Fiery Trial By: White Dove 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 […]

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In Case of Sudden Disaster, Grin!

In Case of Sudden Disaster, Grin! By: White Dove “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 fear […]

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Listening, leaning in, letting the land speak to me on the quest to see beyond….

Quest To See Beyond By: White Dove My eyes are in a state of wonder. The sky today is a deep cerulean blue; the sun is peeking from the towering bull pines and lodge poles, towering more than 50 feet tall. In the distance is a tree-lined mountain peak, usually snow-capped, but in August it’s finally all green. […]

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Leap into the Deep

Diving into the Unknown: Is it Safe? By: White Dove I don't trust my own thinking anymore, but I am learning to trust myself. My deeper self, hidden deep in the core of my being.  That part of me that exists beyond Time and Space. My soul. In my dreams that part of myself leaps […]

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A Reckless Abandonment into the Heart of God

Provision Follows Passion By: White Dove The following is a dream recorded in my journal – and today I am reminded of this dream because many other wounded warriors are also climbing this hill, headed toward a base camp. Many people are having the exact same vision! This place is real and the time is […]

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Going Behind the Veil to Write a New Story

Behind the Veil By: White Dove I wake up today between worlds. I'm not the survivor I used to be, because I don't see victory in fighting anymore. Not on the material plane. Not in the legal courtooms. Not in custody battles. The old world needed warriors. The new world needs peacemakers. "Blessed are the […]

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Dancing in the Fire

Don't Miss the Chance to Dance in the Fire By: White Dove What if dancing and singing in the midst of your hardship turned the key to unlocking the provision God has stored up for you? Over the years, I have discovered the power of singing and dancing to be true. What if our response to trials […]

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Why a Mobile Vision Quest

Where I Am Today By: White Dove I’ve been quiet for a few years, but it feels good to be back in our sacred space again… this place where I have simply shared my very intense, chaotic and intimate story and where I have been honored to hear your stories. To keep it short and […]

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