living family legacy

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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Love's Truest Meaning By: Kimberly Dimick I have been thinking and meditating on Jesus as our Bridegroom… It is God who spins, like golden threads, the fascination of romance and passion… God who is ravished by His Bride and is swept away by her beauty.   Christ's love was demonstrated out in the open to […]

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  Jesus once asked Simon Peter, "Who Do You Say I Am?" Peter replied, "You are the Christ." Peter became a brand new person as he spent time with Jesus. "You become who you behold," God once whispered into my heart. My gaze so often was focused on negative circumstances, opposition, and oppression in my […]

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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 Antidote to Shame is Empathy By: Susan Deborah Schiller Inside of each of us is a Light so bright it has the power to create a new world. "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness […]

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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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Heaven is Only a Whisper Away By: Susan Deborah Schiller If living with a sociopath has made worn you down, depressed, and sickened your body, mind, and spirit it's time to turn the tables. Today I'm going to introduce strategies that will make your enemy sick and tired – even depressed – until he runs.  I want to […]

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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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A Father's Legacy: Investing in Relationships By: Beau Henderson None of us know how much time we have left on earth. I saw this first-hand at the age of 23 when my father passed away unexpectedly. I am now a financial planner in the business of helping people plan for their future, and most clients […]

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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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Knowing Your Enemy Matters By: Susan Deborah Schiller I was scared, depressed, and ready to give up. Middle of the night interrogations, gaslighting, and more made my home like a prisoner of war camp. No one saw what was happening, for it was all behind the doors of a "successful ministry" led by a popular […]

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What Do You Want Your Life to Look Like? By: Susan Deborah Schiller I'm going to challenge you today to listen to Nick's story in the video above and to ask yourself: What, really, would your life look like without limits? What may be holding you back? Name it. Stake your flag on the outcome […]

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Silence the Abused –  Cover Up the Crime By: Susan Deborah Schiller I was married to a sociopath for two decades. We were active Christian leaders and from all outward appearances we were "normal". That's the scariest part about sociopaths – they look like normal Christians. Like tares in a wheat field, they blend in perfectly. […]

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  The Art of Goofy-Stupid 101 By Susan Deborah Schiller Part of my own Mini-Memoir In my 50th year of life – you know, that time when you start to wonder if you have really achieved those childhood dreams and all the goals you had set out to accomplish – I began an adventure… It […]

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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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God' Secret Weapon By: Susan Deborah Schiller From the series, "Write to Freedom" Mini Memoir eCourse Life Story Writing Tip: What place does honor have in your memoir? Who are the heroes in your life story that you would like to honor? Sometimes we forget the power and influence our children have in our lives, and […]

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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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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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Rescue at Sea For W.G. and her Family, compiled from the prayerful words of her friends. From the series, "Princess Blessings"  Audio Version, Click Here Fire roared through your home and by God's grace your lives were saved but all else was lost. You are not a stranger to grief. After the death of your […]

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Saddle Up Your Horses – It's the Ride of Your Life! By: Susan Deborah Schiller I can honestly say it's all been worth it. I'm the happiest I've ever been in my life. I'm learning to ride in this great frontier of spiritual freedom and rest. Many of us, over the past 1-2 decades, have […]

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