It would seem that once we’ve achieved a lifetime of successes and failures, we would have enough knowledge to help others through some of theirs. We might consider our endless wisdom to be useful to someone. Well, actually life isn’t that simple. We learn from our failures – true, but we often go and make the same mistakes. Our successes may lead to financial gain, but how we use that gain is going to change things for you as well as others.

A lifetime of ups and downs should give us some answers, but most of the time, we fall into the same habits. I can wear a happy face but may be dying inside with worry or anxiety. I can tell others how to rely on God in time of trouble, but then fall into Satan’s pit of despair. Our inner thoughts and behavior appear to be nothing like the Facebook posts and pictures indicating our “perfect” lives. Within the ruts and potholes, we are driving into roadblocks at every turn. So, what’s a person to do?

Maybe God is using you to show others that they aren’t alone in their struggles. Maybe He has already designed your life as an example of His mercy and grace. We should never underestimate our story. It will have an effect on someone as we go through this veil of tears. No matter how insignificant you feel – you aren’t. God has a wonderful plan in place for each of us. If we trust in Him, we know the outcome. We will be heirs of His glory in heaven. Our troubles will be no more. Our pain will disappear, and our anxiety will be erased. Only God can make a real difference and His Son, Jesus changes everything.


It seems that nothing matters anymore,

When tears like floods fall gently to the floor,

When life itself seems meaningless and lost,

We long for respite from the horrid cost.

The difference that we made won’t mean a thing,

When our last breath to God we finally bring,

The things that we’ve established on this earth,

They’re soon forgotten, and they bear no worth.

The ripples that we’ve stirred along the way,

Will shine a little while, but pass away,

To really make a difference while we’re here,

We first must love and cast away all fear.

Alone we can’t accomplish this one thing,

We need the One Eternal Light to bring,

To lift us from the depths of hell below,

To alter hearts to love and overflow.

The cost of our redemption is not cheap,

He shed His blood our souls to wash and keep,

We owe Him nothing for the ransom paid,

Just turn to Him and never be afraid



As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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  1. hatrack4 says:

    I cannot count the number of times I have been told how my wife smiled and it made someone’s day. And with me wheeling her in and out in a wheelchair, they knew she had to be in a lot of pain, but there was that ever-present smile. Yes, Kathy, even in little things you make a difference.

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