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Light, Love, Hope

Light in the Darkness Surrounded by Love with Hope for those in need.


Shirley is the proud mother of two beautiful young ladies. She enjoys spending time with them on their ranch in the deep South with their three paint horses. Always looking for an adventure, she looks forward to hikes in the mountains chasing waterfalls, or scouring the coast for beautiful lighthouses! Shirley writes to encourage others and often times shares things that motivate and inspire her. She believes in living life to the fullest because no one is promised the gift of another day. Join her as we honor our bodies, minds, hearts, souls, and our Almighty Creator, God above!


  1. Christine Malkemes
    July 1, 2015 @ 11:50 am

    I understand, but not from a place of empathy, but sympathy. My sister – a sole parent – lost her son to a drowning. I traveled across the miles to comfort her and realized that the hurt was too deep for me to reach down and take away from her. The heartache had dug itself in and try to claw the life out of her. I held her all night as she cried, I told her it wasn’t her fault and I did pray to the God of All Comfort because only He could reach her in the places not meant for me….and He did. Coming to you from Wednesday Prayer Girls. Blessings….Your Chris~


    • Shirley
      July 1, 2015 @ 12:39 pm

      Bless you, Chris, for sharing with us here, too. My heart goes out to your sister so much and to you … you tried so hard to be there with her and for her. I know your sister appreciates all you did, especially at that most difficult time. My heart breaks for all who have lost a child.


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