Legacy Writing

Be the Heroine of Your Life By: Susan Deborah Schiller It's 2026 and from that future perspective, I write a letter to my younger self in 2016…. Dearest Susan, You are a heart scribe, and your words have been released like arrows on the tension of the Lord's bow string. With each story published, souls […]

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The Code: Making the Dark Light By: Susan Schiller "All Truth is God's Truth," was the first lesson I learned in college. Truth is the code that unlocks our inheritance – that launches us into a radical lifestyle – the one that Jesus modeled for us, and then told us, "You can do even greater […]

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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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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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Cleansing and Healing the Land By: Susan Deborah Schiller I went walking down the road past our ranch that leads deep into Indian territory. Walking for miles into the desolate wasteland of buffalo, antelope, sagebrush, and empty beer bottles, I noticed the road changing with every mile away from “civilization”. Weeds began to take over the […]

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      Broken is the Beginning By: Susan Deborah Schiller "Enter through the Doorway of Hope," Daddy God once whispered to me. "The valley of troubles is the Gateway to Hope," my friend Kimberly said. "Broken is the beginning," author Glennon Dyle Melton is saying in this video.  Many of us see our own brokenness as […]

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The Ride of Your Life By: Susan Deborah Schiller "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, […]

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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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Why Wait Until You're Dead to Share Your Legacy? By: Michael McCarthey Imagine a world where there is true equality. I'm not talking about communism or socialism or any other system. I'm not talking about churches or religion, either. I'm talking about people being able to live with dignity and respect. No one is too […]

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Beware of the Marriage Trap By: Susan Deborah Schiller Modern wedding vows may be a sign of marriage dysfunction. Marriage vows can be a license to steal, kill, and destroy a woman's soul, along with the children. Marriage vows are not biblical, but making a marriage covenant is. At the heart of love is a covenant […]

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The Accidental Tourist: A Parable By: Susan Deborah Schiller "You've been living as a tourist in the Kingdom of God," said the voice I've learned to trust as my Father God's. It was a dream, but full of truth, what I call a "dream parable". Like an ordinary child, I argued back, "Oh no, that's not […]

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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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The Avengers – Answering the Cry for Justice By: Susan Deborah Schiller In that foggy state between dreaming and waking I heard that quiet inner voice say, "Some people think I don't intervene and rescue them, when in reality I set in motion a plan to save every family and individual on earth. It's called […]

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Part Two of the "Secret Heroes" Saga: A Lakota Rescue For Part One of "Secret Heroes", click here For Part Three of "Secret Heroes", click here By: Susan Deborah Schiller It was New Year's Eve in the middle of a freezing cold Wyoming winter and I was recovering from a particularly traumatic episode in my […]

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When Unreal Becomes Real By: Susan Deborah Schiller One of my favorites, and the only toy I still have from childhood, is my Chattanooga Teddy Bear. He's virtually fur-free from so much loving. I must have been rough with him, because he has a big scar down his spine. My mother performed surgery with tiny, […]

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Do We Need to Enter the Dark Forest of Memories? By: Susan Deborah Schiller     Photo Credit "Write to Freedom Mini Memoir Series" "Why must holy places be dark places?" — C.S. Lewis We all have moments where we've been shattered. Tragedy defines us. "Tragedy shapes our deepest passions, and our passions shape who we are […]

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  My Dad's Last Summer Photos above taken five months before he died. By: Susan Deborah Schiller ~ Mini-Memoir Series I hear his heart calling me. Even if he had a phone he wouldn’t be able to dial out. He is on life support, in Ann Arbor. My heart is palpitating. It is Saturday morning, […]

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Transported to Another World By: Susan Deborah Schiller I have always been drawn to the stories of holocaust survivors because they have so much HOPE and FAITH and LOVE to share with us. What does it take to survive a concentration camp, to even "dance beneath the gallows" as these dear ladies describe? Below is […]

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Body Love By: Susan Deborah Schiller Today, out of nowhere, I heard an inner voice say, "body love". Maybe that's Yoda-talk for "love your body and take care of it well". It's cold and snowy, and so I make excuses for not going outdoors to walk and inhale the wintery mountain-fresh air. My body aches […]

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Pools of Refreshing and Rest For SDS, compiled words of knowledge from her sisters From the series, "Princess Blessings"  Audio Version, Click Here You are like Mary of Bethany, sitting and adoring at the feet of Jesus. Nothing and no one can take your eyes off of His face. Your offering of love has cost […]

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