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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. Lina
    March 19, 2014 @ 7:37 am

    I’ve rented textbooks before, and it is a great way to get the books you need but don’t intend to keep (or don’t want to purchase!) for a better price! It’s great that Campus Book Rentals donates to Operation Smile!


    • Shirley
      March 19, 2014 @ 7:45 am

      How awesome that you’ve tried this before and had a good experience renting textbooks! Thank you for adding this comment to help encourage others to do the same. Yes, if I was ever “on the fence” about trying this option, Operation Smile won me over!


  2. Jamie
    March 19, 2014 @ 10:52 am

    What a great option for college kids. I always see the kids in our area trying to sell their books online and it never seems to work for them. You would think in today’s society, there would be a way to just offer the rentals, etc. online via ereader, and so on, you know? I’ll have to save this…my son will just be ending 7th grade this year, but interesting for when he gets older!


    • Shirley
      March 19, 2014 @ 12:59 pm

      I have seen that around here, too, Jamie! It is hard to sell their old books, but now, this sounds like a much easier solution! My friend’s son graduates this year, so I will be recommending this for him when he enters college in the Fall!


  3. tara
    March 19, 2014 @ 1:18 pm

    Wish this was around with my daughter. Books cost me 1000 per year


    • Shirley
      March 19, 2014 @ 1:44 pm

      Tara, that is what had me cringing, too, when I was looking at books for college for my daughter next year!


  4. Heidi Bee
    March 19, 2014 @ 2:12 pm

    I just love that they are helping Operation Smile, such an amazing charity!


    • Shirley
      March 19, 2014 @ 2:36 pm

      Yes, it is, Heidi. They are helping these precious children, and that means so much! They have my full support!


  5. Missy
    March 19, 2014 @ 9:00 pm

    I had NO idea that you could rent textbooks! What a wonderful service! And that they benefit Operation Smile, to boot. Stopping by from Better Blogs and so glad I did!


    • Shirley
      March 20, 2014 @ 7:27 am

      Hi Missy! Thanks for joining us today! We were very excited to learn about this opportunity also. Just to know that it is helping such a great cause as Operation Smile, oh it just melted my heart!


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