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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. Julia
    May 20, 2016 @ 1:58 pm

    Hi Shirley,

    visiting from five minute Friday 🙂

    I find this interesting because when I was in school and when I went to college for a while, I worked to make good grades. I sometimes, especially in college would forgo friendship to do homework. Because it was a lot and balance has never been my thing, always one or the other. And I’ve never wanted to be the kind of person who enjoys something when I should work.

    I was also told I should pick something that made more money than writing. And I wouldn’t budge, though I freaked out and thought maybe I should go into accounting or business. I love writing poetry and I know that doesn’t make enough to live and God has brought launching books into my life and I love it. Even though it hard and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, I can’t stop doing it. I’ve thought about becoming a launch team manager, but I want to be in the background for awhile and see where it goes, I’ve put so much pressure on myself all my life so far, so I kind of want to take it slow and let God fill me as I go.

    Thank you for sharing this 🙂 and also reminding me of this: ☺️


    • Shirley
      May 24, 2016 @ 9:04 pm

      Thank you for sharing, Julia. I love that you’re doing what your heart delights in. More should follow your lead. There was a movie a few years ago that changed my outlook. It was the movie entitled “Eat Pray Love.” This movie struck me at a time when I was trying to decide what changes I needed to make in my life. Oddly enough, I was inspired to change several things and stop accepting things as they were. What you shared inspired ME to share as well. Thank you for stopping by!


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