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Light, Love, Hope

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

Shirley

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. http://www.lightlovehope.com

10 Comments

  1. Courtney Lott
    February 18, 2014 @ 10:57 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing and linking up with Not So (Small) Stories this week. I feel your pain of wanting to connect but struggling at times and feeling left out. It’s good to know that I’m not alone in that struggle! Thank you for your honestly, for sharing your words.

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    • Shirley
      February 18, 2014 @ 11:22 pm

      Bless your heart, Courtney. No, you’re not alone. Thank you so much for your comment. I appreciate what you’ve written more than you know!

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  2. Kristi
    February 19, 2014 @ 12:06 am

    Thank you for introducing me to the (in)courage community!

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    • Shirley
      February 19, 2014 @ 7:51 am

      You’re so welcome, Kristi! I was thrilled to see you participating in the group!!

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  3. Kirsten Oliphant
    February 19, 2014 @ 12:08 am

    Hey! So glad you linked up and I was able to “meet” you. I often wonder the same thing about people commenting or not commenting. Sometimes it seems like people fall all over themselves to get their two cents in and other times, no one wants to leave that first comment.

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    • Shirley
      February 19, 2014 @ 7:52 am

      It was nice to meet you, too, Kristen!

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  4. Anita Ojeda
    February 19, 2014 @ 7:52 am

    I’ve been there, too :). I’m glad you found a community that accepted you–some times, finding the right community is a painful process–but I think it’s important that we keep trying.

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    • Shirley
      February 19, 2014 @ 7:55 am

      Absolutely, Anita! It is so worth it to try, try again! So glad you’re here!

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  5. Katie
    February 19, 2014 @ 2:44 pm

    I have to admit I have been skeptical of online community for a while. I have always feared that it inhibits me from making face to face connections, weds me to technology, or makes my carpal tunnel worse, hah. But over the past year or so I have seen how connecting with writers and new friends online can be a true source of encouragement. Thanks for sharing about incourage and your search to create more vibrant community!

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    • Shirley
      February 19, 2014 @ 10:39 pm

      I shared your concerns also at first, Katie. Then I found that my online community was more accepting than those “in real life” at times. You would think it would be just the opposite, that you’d connect more with someone face to face vs. someone online. However, what I’ve found is that you have a deeper connection with those online because you do share your inner most thoughts and feelings with this group. They know you better than those face to face do, and it is truly a blessing. Honestly, my online friends and the online community have blessed my life more than I can adequately express with words.

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