One of the daily prompts this week is Depth… so I began to write… in honor and memory of a young man who attended my church… Dallas Lee Lloyd; 3/14/2000 – 7/14/2016

Depth, is seen in a smile.

Sometimes a person smiles and you see their lips curl upward but when you look into their eyes you see something other than happiness.  It may be the shallow depth of just putting on the smile for propriety sake or it may be the deep depth of sorrow and grief.

But then you meet someone and see a smile that goes beyond their eyes and shines and emanates from deep within the individual smiling.  You know without a doubt that they are truly feeling the joy they show.  Their smile shows total peace deep within even though you know that person is going through a tough time, living one day at a time.  Their smile, each time was so deep and full of love, joy and peace that you will never forget it.   That is how I will remember Dallas.


P.S.  While writing, this verse came to me.  It shows the reason Dallas could smile and I pray it gives comfort to those who miss him.

Isaiah 41:10 fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Please keep his family in your prayers during this time of sorrow.



Published by


I'm a happily married mom of two, living in Arkansas and selling AVON. Both of my children are grown and in college. I often wonder where the time went. I never thought I'd have blog but when blogs came along, I jumped on board. That just goes to show one doesn't know what the future holds. I was born in 1967 but my life truly began in 1996. That is the year I realized I need God in my life. That is the year I asked Jesus Christ into my life. So, you will see, as you follow my blog, there will be mention of God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit from time to time. I can't live without sharing that part of my life. I like to go to flea markets and visit antique shops and I usually find something to take home with me. I'm fairly new at crocheting. I tried to learn to crochet in my twenties but I didn't have left handed instructions. I could do it right handed but it was hard for me to keep my stitches consistent. Then a few years ago a left handed friend of mine gave me a book with left handed crocheting instructions and I learned to crochet. My first quilt was in done in 2001. Money was tight and I wanted to give my husband something nice. So I decided to make him a "blanket". Little did I know I would be hooked and still be making quilts years later. I'm starting my hand at scrapbooking and watercoloring. We will see how that goes. :) I update my AVON page each week with a special deal, so be sure to check it out. Well, that's a little about me. Hope you enjoy my blog and follow me on this journey.