Love from Papa

No Longer Prey In the "Love from Papa" series "Let her wounds heal yours," said Papa God. He continued, "Take all her pain, every bit of it." I journal what I sense God saying, whether or not it seems accurate at the time. Most of the time it sounds like a whisper, a faint voice […]

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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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Blessed are those who mourn… who are hungry… who are weak… By: Susan Deborah Schiller From the series, "Dream Parables" Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. – Matthew 5 A dream parable… My friends and I had been walking along a wide path through the countryside for […]

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Joy By: Susan Deborah Schiller Joy… is not what I felt when a neurosurgeon diagnosed my husband with a severe spinal cord injury. The year was 2003 and we were on a multi-million dollar hazmat project. We were a small team of inexperienced operators and my husband, the supervisor, was the only one with real experience. […]

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Light Will Come Bursting In By: Susan Schiller During a period when I was surrounded by people intent on slandering me, when even some of my closest friends betrayed me, I had to face the fact that I could not please these people, no matter what I did. I laid down the ministry that I […]

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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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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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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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Seeing Beyond the Betrayal By: Susan Deborah Schiller Betrayal is the worst kind of pain, because it usually blindsides us. We don't expect to be abandoned in such a hurtful way from the ones that pledged to love, honor, and cherish us no matter what. It seems impossible to ever trust again, to be whole […]

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I Call Upon the Lion of Judah By: Susan Schiller "You will meet evil face-to-face and you will not like it. You will be betrayed and abandoned by the people you love, even those you thought were your best friends. Most of all it will be lonely, very lonely. Do you still want to follow […]

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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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Evil's Silent Accomplice By: Susan Deborah Schiller "In my hands I have a piece of piano wire and I'm going to slice off your breasts with it… Next, I'm going to put a bullet in the back of your head and watch your body drop into the rock quarry," threatened my husband, as he emphasized the […]

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By: Kimberly Dimick Arise worship warriors, arise! For your God has seen your low estate and He has heard your cries from on high. Right in the midst of the taunting of your enemy there is coming a roar and loud cry in the heavens over your lives that will drown out the voice of […]

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Blazing through the Challenges From the "Memoir Mondays" and "Parables" series By: Susan Deborah Schiller Through this chapter of my memoir, I want to hand you four keys that will unlock your destiny, causing you to to blaze through any challenge. In May 2009, I was on the edge of an abyss that nearly engulfed my life. My husband […]

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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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By: Susan Deborah Schiller Some enemies are meant to return to us as friends. Others are "tares" or "children of the devil" and they have committed themselves to destruction. We cannot align ourselves with them. We cannot forgive them, give them grace, or have any type of fellowship with them. We are not even to […]

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Behind the Veil By: Susan Schiller "My Bride, My Chosen One, I come for you. I long for you with a passion that far exceeds what you hope and long for. It grows each day, and I long to kiss you and to see your beautiful face. Join me behind the veil. Trim the wick. […]

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You Will Never Suffer Lack By: Susan Deborah Schiller   From the "Love from Papa" series Six years ago today my husband and I were camping in Chelsea, Michigan on a large farm with a private lake. It was evening and as I carefully hiked downhill to the beach I suddenly felt God's presence and from […]

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Let Go of the Purse Strings By: Susan Deborah Schiller   From the Series "Love from Papa" Do you struggle with money worries? While I'm working very hard to get my finances back on track, following divorce and a very traumatic decade of life, there are times when the worry worms eat their way into my […]

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Living Naked and Unashamed By: Susan Deborah Schiller     Photo Credit Dreams are like portals through which we can see behind the scenes of our lives, and often teach us what we need to know using symbols that present the knowledge in the form of a puzzle that we have the pleasure to piece together. In […]

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