About Agnes

Welcome to Simple Everyday Life

My name is Agnes, (Agnes Ann, Aggie, Aggie Jo, Anchor Girl, Ma) or just plain old Ag. I’m a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend, and longtime volunteer. My approach to life has always been a friendly smile, a positive attitude, and a deep concern for helping others.

I was born in rural Kentucky to loving parents who were wonderful examples of common sense and perseverance who taught my brothers and me the importance of giving back, being fair, being kind, and loving God.

My life was blessed growing up in a more innocent time during the 50s and 60s in a community where friends remain friends for life.

After a successful non-profit career, over fifty years of active volunteer service, and a speaking ministry focused on living a life in balance, I was just starting to enjoy retirement when my oldest daughter was diagnosed with stage-IV cancer. Caring for her became my top priority and my speaking and blogging were put aside.

When she lost her battle, my life was changed forever. I didn’t know who I was for a long time. I didn’t fit anywhere. I was unsure as to where life was going but knew I had to find a way back regardless of how my life had changed.  

God’s faithfulness provided me with strength, family and good friends to surround me with love and support. My granddaughters blessed me with a constant gift of pure joy.

Living a simple lifestyle in Cincinnati, Ohio, my husband and I downsized to find a new freedom living with less stuff. Life is different but good. We are content and at peace.

I am where I belong. Heading into my twilight years with a pretty good understanding of who I am and why I am here. So grateful to have learned the importance of ordinary days and living in the moment. Living long enough to find I am comfortable with my own company.

Resuming my blog with a fresh look and a renewed insight, I look forward to once again sharing my thoughts and perspectives on my simple, everyday life.

Hugs and Blessings,


“When the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.”

Galatians 5: 22-23

Copyright 2017 Agnes Roberts Spurlock. All Rights Reserved.


11 Responses to About Agnes

  1. Debbie Roberts says:

    I just wanted to let you know that I did visit your blog. Looks good.

  2. Caretta Cline says:

    Read U R site and makes me stop and think…….re: life changes!

  3. Sue Montgomery says:

    Oh, Aggie. I have so enjoyed reading your blog and your website! I would love to come and hear you speak and I may just show up at your next engagement in West Chester.

    I have been thinking back when we were kids and you first came to North Norwood. You were just the cutest with the best accent ever. I was reminesing to Kim yesterday about this.

    Just wanted to let you know that I am so enjoying meeting you all over again!

    • Thanks for your comments Sue! I’m glad you like my blog. It is something I have been wanting to do for a long time.

      What fun times we had at North – when I first moved to Norwood my accent was so thick I’m surprised anyone could understand me. So glad we have rediscovered each other after all these years. I’ll call and we’ll get together soon.

  4. Kathleen Norris says:

    Agnes –

    This is lovely!



  5. Comments left on Facebook:
    Judith Logan Anthony: Loving your blog, my friend, sounding-board, simplicity guru, my role model. My day is coming.

    Agnes: Judith, can’t wait till you get your site up and running – always love to hear what you say.

    John Graves: Agnes – your website is tremendous. It is very well done and clearly projects your feelings of care and concern for others. Even if I did not know you I would still get the message. Are you planning to sell DVD’s? I hope so!!

    Agnes: Thanks John – will keep you posted as new things happen.

    Jim Bird: Agnes, nice job on your Blog site….God will no doubt use you in a most impactful way….as we say in our small group…”you Go girl”….”

    Agnes: Thanks Jim – you and Lynn are great encouragers.

    Rick Hosterman: Agnes. I have been reading about what you are doing and I am so proud of you for following our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Keep up the good work. God Bless.

    Agnes: Thanks for the encouragement Rick, we do serve an awesome God, don’t we?

  6. Jan Gillespie Sentman says:

    Hi, like your writing very much. I remember your bright loving smile! Jan Gillespie Sentman

  7. Thanks, Jan. I appreciate your kind words.

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