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. LeeAnn G Taylor
    July 17, 2015 @ 12:00 am

    I also tend to not watch the news because it’s hard for me to process all the evil in the world. My heart breaks for the victims involved, yet often there is nothing tangible I can do for them. Instead, maybe we should turn to prayer, requesting God to heal hearts. He’s already won the war but the battle still rages on.


    • Shirley
      July 17, 2015 @ 9:23 am

      I agree, LeeAnn. We can feel so helpless when the world seems to be going crazy around us. I do pray … for the victims, for the families, the friends … for my children, what the future holds … for our nation as a whole. Oh God, we need you!


  2. denise
    July 17, 2015 @ 1:57 am

    I totally agree with you dear. I live in Chattanooga Tennessee, where that happened. a police officer was shot, and four marines were killed. the shooter was later found, and killed. God help us all.


    • Shirley
      July 17, 2015 @ 9:21 am

      Oh Denise, dear, I am so sorry! That is right there where you live! As I was getting dressed this morning, they had a little bit more on the shooting on our local radio station. The DJ talked of how he doesn’t say much about it because he tries to be upbeat, but he was just angry over this situation. The Marines served our great country, and THIS is how they are treated? It is heartbreaking!


  3. Liz
    July 17, 2015 @ 2:25 am

    I think that people forget that on both sides of any issue, there is a flesh and blood person. We were all created by God, and each one of us desperately needs Jesus. Your post reminds me of the Matt Mahr song.

    Lord, I need you. Oh, how I need you.
    Every hour I need you. My one defense,
    My righteousness, Oh God, how I need you.


    • Shirley
      July 17, 2015 @ 9:19 am

      Amen, Liz! As I was writing that post, the song by Casting Crowns came to mind. He talks of how “if ever we need you, Lord, it’s now …” Your song goes perfectly with this as well. Thank you for sharing those beautiful words.


  4. jenn
    July 17, 2015 @ 5:51 am

    Ok so your security question math made me really wake up! 🙂
    I agree with your post whole heartedly…my hands are held in a heart too…hoping God’s light will shine through on ALL of us. The new is so sad. I take in only little snips here and there too. I don’t understand why violence, poverty, and pain are a part of our world…but they have been throughout history. Thank you for your post, and it was a pleasure to find you amidst the FMF ladies today. <3, Jenn


    • Shirley
      July 17, 2015 @ 9:18 am

      Awe, thank you, sweet Jenn, for your kind words and for visiting with us today.


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