Voice of the Widow

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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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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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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Beside Quiet Waters By: Susan Deborah Schiller He leads me beside quiet waters; he restores my soul. (Psalm 23) And because there really are female sociopaths in the world today, I must pause to ponder how God designed human life and put us in families. Why are there different genders and what are the roles? Is […]

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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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The Good Samaritan

It was the 6th day of a week long water-only fast and I hadn't heard anything from God. The fast seemed useless, so I ate a small meal. Just a soda cracker, but even with the first bite a small voice rose up from inside saying, "No! God has something for you! Don't quit." On the […]

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What Does Freedom Feel Like to You? By: Susan Deborah Schiller    Photo Source In the mini-memoir series * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * My granddaughter experiences freedom when she's climbing rocks, her hands digging in the dirt, up high […]

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You Are Not Walking Alone By: Susan Deborah Schiller The spirit of a slain warrior princess inspired me to risk going back to this dark chapter – the story that unfolded in all the wrong ways – to reclaim her virtue. You are not walking alone. I am coming back for you. You are the girl […]

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Letter to Fellow Pastors By: Pastor Jeff Crippen Editor's Note: The following open letter is written "pastor-to-pastor" but it will benefit all Christians to understand the dynamics of domestic violence in our churches and our proper responses when it happens in our church family. It's no longer a matter of "if" but "when" so let's […]

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Is it right for a victim to share the blame? From the series, "The Way Home: Diary of a Battered Preacher's Wife" By: Susan McKenzie "Pinned to the ground, anger boiled up from some deep pit inside of me, erupting in a terrible rage that jerked my child-size knee into a vulnerable place that knocked […]

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Abuse and Christianity: Why the "Christian" Abuser is the Worst Kind A Guest Article, reblogged with permission from Pastor Jeff Crippen Acts 20:28-31 ESV (28)  Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with […]

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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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