“The what-ifs are the worst and they come without permission. They come without warning. Like all terrible things with no mission but to distract, the what-ifs always come. They come and suck the life out of a person, leaving them drained of happiness, courage and grit. I was contending against the possibilities of things taking a turn for the worse. I was fighting against moments that did not happen, against that which was still unknown. “©Simone Holloway, 2020.
“When I think about Him, I am more gracious. When I think about Him, I am more merciful. When my mind is placed upon Him, I am more loving. I am more focused when I place my attention upon Jesus.”©Simone Holloway, 2020.
“One of my favorite passages of scripture is the shortest one in the book. John 11: 35 simply says, “Jesus wept.” I love this verse because it shows a savior in touch with the human condition: pain. He wept. He allowed himself to feel grief and at that moment, tears streamed down his face like a river. He’s the friend that will sit with you and cry.”©Simone Holloway, 2020.
“Writing down our dreams is not only powerful but prophetic- it’s our signal to the Lord that we believe He can do anything! “©Simone Holloway, 2019
“As a born-bred city girl, I did not know how to rest. I am a bonafide go-getter who is always looking to what’s next: the next project, the next adventure, the next creative idea.”©Simone Holloway, 2019
” This tells me that we cannot fully know something that we haven’t embraced. For example, how can you know (fully know) your friend or loved one if you haven’t fully embraced that person (strengths, weaknesses and other idiosyncrasies)? We do not know what we do not embrace. So, if we do not embrace people, places, or circumstances- we have no full knowledge of those things. This is why it’s so important to be friends with people who embrace you fully because that’s the only way they will know you fully and can love you rightly. We cannot love well what we do not know.”©Simone Holloway, 2019
“I bet the prince of Egypt never imagined living a life as a fugitive in Midian, but here he was reimagining all he dreamed. Yet, God being so gracious used curiosity to grab his attention for a meeting. God wanted to spend that time with him, the same way he desired to spend time with me.” ©Simone Holloway, 2019
Y’all, I have no idea what this life of no shame will bring but I’m excited. I feel free, like in the depths of my soul. I feel like I can conquer the world. I feel strong and full of life in the inner chambers of my heart. I feel brave. It takes bravery to move into the unknown out of fear into love, out of being guarded to being open, out of holding things into being extremely honest. I am okay with where I am and that is freedom all in itself. I’ve embraced the truth about me and I am unashamed. I’ve embraced my triumphs and my failures, every ounce of my brokenness and the places where I am whole, all of my strengths and all of my weaknesses. I’m okay with every ounce of me and I am enough because I am in Him. I’m literally smiling as I type this article, overjoyed at the process He is doing in my heart. ©Simone Holloway, 2019
Hello old friends, new followers, and fellow bloggers, My name is Simone and I have trust issues. Yep, it’s true – I have a hard time with trust. I thought this journey of becoming was going to be easy. I shouted on the promise that year 26 was going to be the year of eradicating…
Hello old friends, new followers, and fellow bloggers- “With everything inside…” those were the words of a song I wrote Christmas Day, 2017. It was a random expression of how I felt about the Father. My dad’s friend sat at the piano and I just began to sing, “With everything inside, I will offer you…