Curing the Sting of Betrayal

Beauty in Death By: Susan Deborah Schiller I woke up early with a vision of a fantastic sunset. Under a spectacular burst of fiery red rays was a funeral pyre, surrounded by loving friends and family. The death of someone great was being mourned, someone great in God's eyes. The person's life I was witnessing, […]

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Soaking in the Source of Life By: Susan Deborah Schiller There is a reservoir of beauty and truth hidden beneath the surface of outward life. It can be tapped into, like a tree taps into the underground springs. I call it "soaking" because in those moments of solitude, silence, and seeking God in the darkness is like tapping into an […]

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Light Will Come Bursting In By: Susan Schiller During a period when I was surrounded by people intent on slandering me, when even some of my closest friends betrayed me, I had to face the fact that I could not please these people, no matter what I did. I laid down the ministry that I […]

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The Most Powerful Weapon to Defeat a Smear Campaign By: Susan Deborah Schiller The best part of life is creating memories with our friends and family. We laugh at old jokes and tease each other for past escapades. Who doesn't like to reminisce about the good ole days? It's like a fountain of neverending life, […]

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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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A Different Kind of Peace By: Susan Deborah Schiller “Ask me and I will tell you some remarkable secrets about what is going to happen here.” ~ Jeremiah 33:3 I asked God to show me the future – what I should be believing for and working toward. The first thing I saw was a company of […]

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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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Finding the Priceless Pearl By: Susan Deborah Schiller Underneath the pain and grief lies your greatest blessing. A pearl of great price is formed layer upon layer. Abandonment floods the soul with a priceless opportunity to choose to see beyond the pain. Rejection's relentless persecution and torment crush the soul, but yet you choose to […]

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A Quantum Leap By: Susan Schiller 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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What Does Papa God Say about all the Betrayal and Injustice? When Will It End? By: Kimberly Dimick  "Where does the betrayal and injustice end???" asks a young wife, betrayed and abandoned by the one who once promised to love, honor, and cherish her till death do they part. Kimberly Dimick responds: My heart breaks […]

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Curing the Sting of Betrayal: Caught in a Smear Campaign By: Susan Schiller Living, working, or ministering with a sociopath will eventually result in a smear campaign launched against you. That's just how these things work, nearly every time. Even Jesus was betrayed by someone in his own team. If you can switch over from […]

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A Flower Still Blooms By: Susan Deborah Schiller In the deep silence of a rural Wyoming midnight, there was no immediate answer to my questions. Just a whisper, an invitation to see sociopathic abuse through a new lens. It is a year I'll never forget, a season of walking a solitary path through the dark […]

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Beware of the strong woman! By: Susan Deborah Schiller Warning: Trigger alert. Please don't read if you are sensitive to images of family violence. "Susan, I'm ashamed of you! Why can't you have more grace?" said my pastor, after telling him I was divorcing my husband. We were just shy of our 20-year anniversary and […]

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Soaking in Nature's Healing Power By: Susan Deborah Schiller   aka Tender Lily When you've lived in the war zone of domestic and spiritual violence… a place where sharp, cutting words have torn and shredded your spirit like shrapnel. When explosive actions, like grenades, have ripped your gut in half, choking off your air supply, you […]

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Flesh-eating Christians and the Pearl of Great Price By: Susan Deborah Schiller From the series, "Love from Papa" where I try to listen to God's heartbeat while asking Him the tough questions on my heart. God, why don't you stop this wicked person? Why do you see him torturing me day after day, and do […]

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Predators in the Pulpit: Anatomy of a Seduction Trigger Alert: This post may not be suitable for all persons, nor for younger people.The purpose of writing this article in the 1st person of Evil is to allow you inside the head of a predator who was using the pulpit to access his victims. I have […]

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Plunging into the Heart of the Plague By: Susan Deborah Schiller Today I finish driving about 2000 miles across country, from my childhood home town to my present home town. It's nice to visit the 1st World but 3rd World living is where I really love to be. There's a plague all around me, but the people […]

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We Shall Overcome Part One of "Secret Heroes"  Part Two of "Secret Heroes"  Part Three of "Secret Heroes" By: Susan Deborah Schiller One of my church leaders threatened to rape me. A second leader claimed he was going to torture me with knives, beginning with my feet and working up. In cohoots, my husband threatened to take piano wire and […]

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If you're the victim of a religious sociopath, I want to assure you that it's not because you're an ordinary victim of domestic violence. Don't let anyone tell you that it's because of your low self-esteem or whatever… it's definitely not that! By: Susan Deborah Schiller In a dream, I learned what caused me to attract […]

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The Princess Warrior Prayer By: Kimberly Dimick Care to listen to the audio, rather than read? Click here 🙂 Arise worship warriors, arise! For your God has seen your low estate and He has heard your cries from on high. Right in the midst of the taunting of your enemy there is coming a roar […]

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