Walking With the Wise

The Power of Beauty By: Susan Deborah Schiller "The world will be saved by beauty." — Doestoevsky Since I moved out West the majesty of snow-capped mountains, rushing white-water rivers, and the beauty of wild flowers and trees have rejuvenated my weary soul. Beauty has seemingly magical power to cleanse and illuminate the dark places in […]

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In the Midst of Chaos is Opportunity By: Susan Deborah Schiller Chaos poured out of the sky, down to earth, in the form of hideous monsters that took foot, running, as soon as they reached earth. Each had an assignment of terror and destruction; their targets already marked. I looked for the source of this […]

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What Does Papa God Say about all the Betrayal and Injustice? When Will It End? By: Kimberly Dimick  "Where does the betrayal and injustice end???" asks a young wife, betrayed and abandoned by the one who once promised to love, honor, and cherish her till death do they part. Kimberly Dimick responds: My heart breaks […]

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The Winds of Change are Rolling: Calling All Wave Walkers By: Susan Schiller  In the series, "Love from Papa" Picture the disciples battling the impossible waves while Jesus calmly walks across the waves, nearly bypassing their boat,  totally unconcerned about the storms! Why did He nearly pass them by? Perhaps because He had just demonstrated the […]

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The Honey Rock By: Susan Schiller Much to my surprise, a carefully wrapped rock arrived in my mailbox yesterday, glistening with a shiny amber substance that appeared to pool out of the rock. "I will give you honey out of the rock," the note said, a message from Psalm 81:16. "From out of all the […]

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Laughter is not only powerful medicine, it's toxic to the real enemy: Shame By: Susan Deborah Schiller I am a warrior, but inside this strong woman is a child with a soft heart that has been punctured by arrows of rejection, pierced by envy and hate, and nearly slaughtered by neglect. It has been a battle to […]

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Double for All Your Trouble! By: Susan Deborah Schiller We are each a house, even a temple, for our King. Some of us have been so aligned with a spirit of religion that we've needed to be remodeled, to be fit houses for the King. And so, there is first a demolition process. The following scene […]

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By: Susan Deborah Schiller  in the series "Create Your World" Have you ever felt like you were constantly in a state of reacting to what is happening around you? Shari, a reader, shared the following story with me: "I feel dead. It started 10-years ago and it's only gotten worse. The doctors gave me an EEG […]

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Plunging into the Heart of the Plague By: Susan Deborah Schiller Today I finish driving about 2000 miles across country, from my childhood home town to my present home town. It's nice to visit the 1st World but 3rd World living is where I really love to be. There's a plague all around me, but the people […]

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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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3 Rules that Make Great Relationships Special By: PJ McClure "Great job." "Thank you." "Your grandpa would be so proud of you." I think every grandchild wants to hear those words. For what it’s worth, I would have preferred to hear it somewhere other than his funeral. Regardless, the idea that I had done well […]

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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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From Ruin to Restoration, Part One By Kimberly Dimick My husband Joshua and I have been married 23 years. We met at Bible College….got married and continued our Biblical Studies after marriage. Joshua was a believer! My dream of a great marriage was supposed to be coming true. It only took a few days to […]

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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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One for All and All for One By: Susan Deborah Schiller Sometimes a story conveys truth that goes deeper and farther than any sermon or doctoral thesis. "The Three Musketeers," for me, is such a story. I believe in RESISTANCE. I believe there is a diabolical presence of evil that has invaded our homes, churches, […]

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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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10 Red Flags You May Be Marrying a Sociopath By: Susan Deborah Schiller     This is a follow up to "The Perfect Prey" Lee Grady, at Charisma Magazine, posted "10 Men Christian Women Should Never Marry". As I read through the list I thought about Bethany Deaton, dead at the age of 26, and how a […]

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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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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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Letting go, Sharon ODay, Harry Leyman

By: Sharon O'Day The massive banyan shot fifty feet into the air in the front garden, creating a perfect canopy for the bromeliads and orchids I had collected over the years.  A straight line of old oaks stood like sentinels along the driveway.  Old bricks shipped to Miami from Chicago, where they had been salvaged […]

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