Steadfast Love

“I thought I trusted God.  I did.  I thought I understood His love for me, this notion that because He loves me He wouldn’t leave me without.  Yet, my heart became increasingly full of fear and anxiety wrapped me in a bear hug as to say “Welcome Home!” Even in the midst of my perceived weakness, He never changed.  He loved me with a steadfast love.” ©Simone Holloway, 2018

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Holiday Anxiety

” I don’t know about you all, but I feel like we live in a world where we are always asked to supply answers to questions that we simply don’t have the answer to.  For example, “How long will you be single?”; “When are you going to have some kids?”; “Girl, why you ain’t got a boyfriend?; “Girl, when are you getting married?”  In my heart I want to scream, “I DON’T KNOW, DO I LOOK LIKE GOD?”  but on the outside, I smile gracefully and say, “I don’t know.  I’ll let you know when I find out.”  I’m not going to let them know… I’m going to make all my announcements after the fact on social media.  My family will find out about my life choices when the world finds out. Trifling?  Yeah, I know. “

Goodbye.

“There’s no way that I have an idol in my life.  No way.  I mean, I love God, right?  Yes, we love God but there are things in our lives that we love more.  That, ladies and gents is idolatry, the loving of something/someone more than the Father. “©Simone Holloway, 2018

This Is Love.

“The older I become, I realize that life is not about things and places but rather about our love relationships with people.  The way we love a soul lasts for an eternity, whereas position, prestige and the riches of this world will only last a lifetime.”©Simone Holloway, 2018

Shades Down, Lights Off

“At this moment, I understand so deeply what Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain felt, to be surrounded by people that don’t know you, who are oblivious to the inward turmoil that you’re facing because they assume by your success, position, gifting and outward garments that you’re okay.” ©Simone Holloway, 2018

There’s More

“And just when, just when you feel like there is nothing left to give, that well springs up again spouting forth something new and something good.” ©Simone Holloway, 2018