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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. Lisa Blair
    November 5, 2021 @ 10:22 am

    Whether simple or eloquent, God looks at the heart. He hears every prayer, and cry for desperation. He is so Faithful!


    • Shirley
      November 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

      Amen, Lisa. Thank you!


  2. Susan M Shipe
    November 5, 2021 @ 11:56 am

    Shirley, I haven’t seen you “around” in ages. Good to see you here.


    • Shirley
      November 5, 2021 @ 12:00 pm

      Awe, thank you, sweet lady!! I will try to make this a regular thing like before. You made my day!


  3. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser
    November 5, 2021 @ 1:51 pm

    If you would but pray for me
    then I will pray for you,
    and if a hurting soul you see,
    why, I’ll pray for her too!
    I use my prayers like arrows,
    and try each day to use them all
    to reach God’s human sparrows
    when they cry, and when they fall,
    for we’re not here to gather wealth,
    nor see our tribes increase,
    nor cling like grim death to our health;
    no, friend, we must release
    our hopes for comfort and for gain,
    and thus bow to another’s pain.


    • Shirley
      November 6, 2021 @ 11:08 am

      That’s so beautifully written. Thank you for sharing it with us!


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