Life Reinvention

An Uncommon Peace By: Susan Deborah Schiller When I write, I write in peace. I write from a peaceful place. Peace is a weapon. To find that peace, I must retreat, rest, and re-examine all my promises. I must re-evaluate my position, check my compass, and listen for God's quiet voice amidst the thunderous roar […]

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Walking in the Light By: Susan Deborah Schiller I believe we're given "mission impossibles" because there's something we need to learn about God's nature and how it alters our ongoing life story. We're each here to experience and display the glorious facets of God's nature. We're designed to SHINE! For abuse survivors, our stories may seem […]

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Creating Beauty out of Chaos By: Susan Deborah Schiller Photo Credit Chaos… descending upon an elementary school in Oklahoma where children huddled, terrified and battered by an horrific tornado. Children and teachers dead. In Ohio, three teenage girls kidnapped and held captive for ten years just a few feet away from good people. In Florida, a […]

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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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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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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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Today I am working on an exercise in meeting my Thriver. I imagine a bridge and on the other side is the new version of myself, the new person I am becoming. I ask her questions and get to know her better… and I ask her to help me transition from fear-based living to a […]

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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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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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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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I Have A Dream By Susan Schiller Prayer is what happens when our thoughts are focused Heavenward. A vision is a prayer written down, originating in God's heart.  Our prayers become the script of our future life stories. Colossians 3:1-2 – Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of […]

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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: Susan Deborah Schiller 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 […]

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From my Summer 2009 journal… a look at life beyond fear: In a dream I saw a young girl, about 7 years old, visiting our church, and in a very simple childlike manner showing us how to live in a continual state of joy, peace, and fullness of every kind of blessing.  "I died with Christ. That means […]

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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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  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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An Encounter at God's Beauty Spa By: Susan Deborah Schiller  What if the abuse you've endured serves to make you bigger, better, and more beautiful? What if what scares you turns into your greatest source of blessing?​ What if the ugliest things you've seen and heard are being used to make you more beautiful?  What if the weapon […]

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Time to Get Your Life Back! By: Susan Deborah Schiller Just as city streets are safer at night when the dark corners are well lit, we are going to identify the crime scenes and establish abuse-free zones in those areas. We first began by identifying your adversary, and now we're going to walk down the […]

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Love from Papa By: Susan Deborah Schiller What I hear Papa saying… "Let's talk about provision, even in winter," I heard Papa God whisper to me. In my mind's eye I saw an apple orchard, like the one in my backyard… the emotions of abundance, freedom, and beauty came with that memory. "I want to give […]

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