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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. martha brady
    January 19, 2015 @ 12:51 pm

    i enjoyed your post shirley. it did occur to me that the fact that you have 5 horses indicates a level of affluence that is higher than the average.

    i get what you are saying. you seem to understand more than most that this is not what brings happiness…that marriage and relationships are lasting and have more value.

    that is certainly an important lesson to learn.


    • Shirley
      January 19, 2015 @ 1:22 pm

      Thank you for visiting with us today, Martha. I come from a place where I had very little in terms of material things. I know what it’s like to do without. While I did not have much in material possessions, I had an abundance of love. That is all that truly matters to me.

      Yes, I do have five horses now, and a lot of times people think horses are so expensive to care for or that one must be “rich” in order to be able to afford them. The truth is that it isn’t too hard on the pocket book. And, these horses enable you to be at one with The Creator out in the middle of the woods or even by the water’s edge of a sandy beach where you feel the closest to God and your loved ones.

      I do value my marriage and the relationships I have been blessed with in this life. I wish more people did.

      Thank you again for visiting with us.

      Blessings to you and yours, dear Martha.


  2. Anita Ojeda
    January 19, 2015 @ 1:20 pm

    Learning that things don’t make us happy is one of the most important lessons we can ever learn! Our relationships with God and with each other bring the most happiness.


    • Shirley
      January 19, 2015 @ 1:25 pm

      Absolutely, Anita! There is nothing on this earth that I could ever gain material wise that would ever compare to the love from my family and from God above. I am rich because I have His love and eternal life through Him.


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