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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. Nissa Annakindt
    August 6, 2014 @ 11:22 am

    Prayer changes things. It’s the only thing that helped me get through the grief when my father passed away. Because I have Asperger Syndrome (a form of autism) I was very emotionally dependent on my father. Not to mention the financial dependence. But the grief caused me to turn to God eventually and that is what helped.
    I pray for you and your friend and hope God comforts you.


    • Shirley
      August 6, 2014 @ 3:54 pm

      Aww, sweetie, thank you for reaching out today and sharing what you have in your comment. It means a lot when others share their stories as well. Bless you. I cannot begin to imagine how hard that was on you when you lost your father. I’m not sure how long ago that was, but I’m praying for you and know that God will help you through all of this.


  2. tara pittman
    August 6, 2014 @ 1:39 pm

    Loss of a love one is never easy. Being there as a friend is the best. Listen and love them.


    • Shirley
      August 6, 2014 @ 3:52 pm

      So true, Tara. Lots of times they just need someone to be there to listen and love on them!


  3. Alli
    August 6, 2014 @ 4:59 pm

    Prayer makes tremendous power available, dynamic in it’s working! So glad that God’s mercy is new every morning and the Holy Spirit is our comforter and helper and my prayer is that you and your friends are comforted today! God bless!


    • Shirley
      August 6, 2014 @ 5:49 pm

      Alli, I am so glad I met you! You are an awesome lady, and I enjoy your blog. I also enjoy all of the comments where you share your wisdom and words of praise for our Heavenly Father.


  4. Jamie
    August 6, 2014 @ 5:46 pm

    Praise God that we know that we’ll see our saved loved ones again one day. I lost my Dad when I was 17, so I understand the feeling of loss. Great article and tips for those going through it. Shared this one!


    • Shirley
      August 6, 2014 @ 5:48 pm

      Aww, thank you, Jamie, for sharing the post! I appreciate that very much. I’m so sorry that you lost your father at such a young age. 🙁 But there is blessed assurance, as you said, that we will be reunited with our loved ones … one sweet day!


  5. Madison | Wetherills Say I Do
    August 7, 2014 @ 8:59 am

    What a sweet and thoughtful post! Sometimes prayer is all we can do for a friend and that can be so powerful even though it doesn’t feel like we are really “doing” anything!


    • Shirley
      August 7, 2014 @ 11:31 am

      So very true, Madison! So very true!


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