Secret Heroes

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 […]


Grandmother Power: Creating Happiness in Guatemala By: Susan Deborah Schiller The Power of One Grandmother on Fire can change a nation. One little life touching other little lives, one-by-one. This is a story of how one grandmother is creating her world in Guatemala, bringing happiness to widows and orphans. Felipa and Estrellita (photo above) are […]


Confessions of a Bounty Hunter From the series, "Escape to Freedom: Diary of a Battered Preacher's Wife" Previous chapter: "The Art of Goofy-Stupid" By: Susan McKenzie A.K.A. Tender Lily The Preacher's name was Ron, and he called himself a Bounty Hunter for the Lord. Prior to preaching and becoming a businessman, Ron had been an […]


  The Art of Goofy-Stupid By Susan Deborah Schiller "Do you want to go flying?" asked the Preacher. The Preacher had been sitting in the bandstand, next to the pool I wrote about in, "The Fountain of Youth" at midnight, and he had been listening to me sing. It was the next morning and I […]


Lessons in the Desert: The Fountain of Youth From the Series, "Escape to Freedom: Diary of a Battered Preacher's Wife" ~ Part 2 Previous Chapter: Voice of the Moon Flower By: Susan McKenzie A.K.A. Tender Lily Stripping off jeans and jacket to my bathing suit underneath, I quickly let my body slip into the tranquil […]


Voice of the Moon Flower Escape to Freedom: Diary of a Battered Preacher's Wife: Part 1 By: Susan McKenzie A.K.A. Tender Lily The scorching desert was anything but barren, and it became my classroom for the year 2011. From living in the corner of a hayfield to camping alongside the Big Horn River, it's where […]


"The One" Secret Heroes, Part 3 Secret Heroes 1 Secret Heroes 2 Secret Heroes 4 By: Susan McKenzie It was a stuffy late spring day in sixth-grade language arts class and I was incredibly bored. I let my mind freely wander during the redundant lessons. Our chairs faced forward, prohibiting us from glancing out the […]


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