Light, Love, Hope

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


Shirley enjoys waterfalls, lighthouses, horses, and being surrounded by God's breathtakingly beautiful landscaping throughout the world. She is passionate about her family and is eternally grateful to God for allowing her to be the mother to two beautiful young ladies. Shirley writes in hopes to help others hold on a little tighter and a little longer. She knows what it is to struggle, but she's a survivor and won't give up. With God on her side, she stands firm in His Love; so thankful for The Light of The World.


  1. Kate
    August 28, 2014 @ 10:23 pm

    What an encouragement! 😉 And such a blessing that you’ve reached such a point of maturity in your own life and thinking .. Thank you for sharing!


    • Shirley
      August 29, 2014 @ 11:12 am

      Thank you so much, Kate! I am thrilled to have you visiting MY virtual house now! 🙂 What a nice surprise!


  2. Hannah
    August 28, 2014 @ 10:33 pm

    It took a few years into my own growing-up to start caring what others thought… and while I wish I had stayed a blissful fourteen year-old, without a care about others opinions, this time is good. It reminds me to turn desperately to Him. He IS all I need.


    • Shirley
      August 29, 2014 @ 11:13 am

      Absolutely, Hannah.


  3. Asheritah
    August 28, 2014 @ 10:47 pm

    As I was reading your post I couldn’t help but think of Taylor Swift’s new song “Shake it Off!” Although I may no agree with all the lyrics, she and you both have good points about not letting other people’s opinions of us get to us. God is the judge and He is one of grace. What a great reminder! Happy to be your FMF neighbor today!


    • Shirley
      August 29, 2014 @ 11:14 am

      Aww, Asheritah! Thank you so much for what you said. I haven’t yet heard the new Taylor Swift song, but I am going to search for it now!


  4. M and A's Mama
    August 28, 2014 @ 11:15 pm

    How wonderful to have reached that point! Truly the only opinion that matters is God’s. Thank you for the reminder tonight.


    • Shirley
      August 29, 2014 @ 11:15 am

      Thank you for visiting with us! I think it is a message that a lot of people needed to see. We get so caught up in the opinion of others when we should truly only care about what God thinks of us. And you know what? He LOVES us, each and every one of us!


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