Handling Toxic Memories

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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Cowgirl Up! By: Susan Deborah Schiller A little part of my own memoir… My husband and I were invited to manage a ranch, that they wanted turned into a House of Prayer. Stepping foot into the sprawling, 5,000 sq ft barn-turned-into-a-house, we took the bull by its horns and began cleaning and decorating the newly […]

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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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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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Choosing Life By: Joyce Lagana In the "Write to Freedom" series, where readers become writers! Joyce has contributed this story as part of the "Write to Freedom" Mini Memoir course. It's a brave story, and although painful in the telling, she has given me permission to publish here, because she knows the power of a […]

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When We Were On Fire By: Susan Deborah Schiller Were you part of the great 90's Christian sub-culture characterized by "being on fire"? Lots of writers I admire are synchronizing their blogs on October 15th and sharing their 90's stories. Click here to Addie Zierman's site to read posts from some provocative storytellers! We were […]

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Cowgirl Up! By: Susan Deborah Schiller My husband and I were invited to manage a ranch, that they wanted turned into a House of Prayer. Stepping foot into the sprawling, 5,000 sq ft barn-turned-into-a-house, we took the bull by its horns and began cleaning and decorating the newly constructed "winter home" which we were to […]

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Hidden Casualties of War From the "The Voice of the Widow" series By: Kimberly Dimick An open letter to an abused and abandoned wife, a Vet, whose grief is a hundredfold because most of her friends sided with her abusive husband, a charming sociopath everyone loves to love. She drank the bitter poison offered her […]

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