Letters to Readers

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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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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Finding Beauty in the Dark Places  By: White Dove I remember the day my husband abandoned me alongside the road in a desert, and it felt like a grenade had exploded in my abdomen. The pain cut from my neck to my belly, both physically and emotionally, ripping my gut wide open, even taking my voice away. […]

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Love Never Fails By: White Dove In the series, "Love from Papa" My daughter, I see you. I see you peering into the mist, as if through a fog of twisted notions: Half-truths, false-beliefs, and shattered illusions that block you from seeing your full inheritance. I see you tentatively stepping out of the shadowlands of […]

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Beauty in Adversity Part 2 of "I Will Follow You" in the series, "Letters to Readers and Love from Papa" "Where you lead me, I will follow," I responded, my feet bloody and my body bruised. It was the Valley of the Shadow of Death – the shadowlands. The winds of change are merciless and I'm falling down. […]

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The Most Powerful Weapon to Defeat a Smear Campaign By: White Dove 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, and […]

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Freedom "Leave me here freely all alone In cell where never sunlight shone  should no one ever speak to me This golden silence makes me free." Part of a poem written by a prisoner at Dachau concentration camp   I used to dream every night about escaping concentration camps. Inwardly, a concentration camp is our […]

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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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You're Never Alone By: Kimberly Dimick This is a time dear heart, I sense that the smallest, even insignificant whispers of the Lord will be reminders to you that you are not alone. It is true that when life is chaotic and every evil thing is unleashed against us that the noise of our enemy […]

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January 18, 2016 – I'm back full-circle to the place where God gently scraped the scales of religion off my blind eyes… a high plains desert in Wyoming. In April 2011, when I first landed in this small town, I knew no one here. So God sent Secret Heroes to my rescue. My truck was hopelessly […]

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Sparrow Talk By: Susan Deborah Schiller If I were a sparrow, what would I see each day? Big birds, and lots of them, pushing and fighting for the best sunflower seeds. When the big birds swoop in, the sparrows flee to the nearest tree. Sparrows don't push or fight, but their needs and wants are […]

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YOU ARE A WARRIOR PRINCESS! You are a warrior like no other! You have been lied about, lied to, hit, kicked, stolen from, mistreated, been the brunt of anger, but yet you love! You are a woman that seeks help for your children and works hard to give your family the best! You are on call 24/7. […]

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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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War of Peace By: Susan Deborah Schiller If you’re like me, this past year may have been one of the toughest years of your life. Do you feel like you’ve been holding on by your fingernails and they’re bleeding, or worse, have you fallen into the abyss of despair? Not everyone understands us. We are […]

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It's Not Your Fault By: Susan Deborah Schiller Note: This letter is written not to one specific reader, but is addressed to several different readers who wrote to me this past weekend, who have asked many of the same questions. Dear Friend, You have a good heart and it's not our fault you trusted a […]

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Nothing is Impossible By: Susan Deborah Schiller "There is nothing you cannot do," says Tao Porchon-Lynch, 96-year old yoga instructor and ballroom dancer. You may wonder what a yoga instructor has to do with surviving sociopathic abuse. How can her version of "impossible" possibly relate to your living nightmare? You've been beaten for over two […]

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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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What Do You Want? By: White Dove What if a simple question, "What do you want?" were to reset your compass needle? What if following your dream is a God-given mandate that you not only deserve but are required to pursue? It certainly helps to know your destination! As an abuse survivor, I discovered that […]

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The King's Bride By: Susan Deborah Schiller Many women, much like holocaust survivors, ask me the same question, after having lost everything to their absuer: What is ahead of us as we are so close to retirement? We are widows, having lost both husbands and church.  We fell through the cracks of institutional Christianity. We are […]

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  Headed Over the Waterfall   By: Susan Deborah Schiller   You know God's trying to get your attention about the crippling FEAR that is blocking your destiny when you keep dreaming about being swept over waterfalls. Or you're standing on the edge of a very tall cliff and you decide to leap into thin […]

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