“We look at our new friendships through the pain of our old ones. We measure our new love against the toxic romantic partners of the past. We look at a similar opportunity and automatically determine its success or failure relative to what we have attempted before. Lastly, some of us even dream, plan and/or strategize within the limitations of our last failure. When the Father makes all this new, things change and it’s okay to believe that what you’re seeing is different this time.”©Simone Holloway, 2020.
“I was no longer living for church politics or for people who did not create me to accept me, I was accepted already. I attended dances, went to mixers, traveled all over the country for conferences, and went on day trips- I was having the time of my life! I became free.”©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
“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
Hello old friends, new followers, and fellow bloggers- I love to write. I love to write poems, short stories, and songs… I love to write songs. I’ve been writing songs since I was a little girl, lyrics would pour out of me like oil. I have journals filled with songs, napkins with songs lyrics, old…
Hello old friends, new followers & fellow bloggers- Have you ever faced a hard decision? Like, either you’re going to obey Him or you’re going to live life the way that you desire? Once upon a time, not too long ago, I too was at this crossroad: either to obey Him or to live life…
“So… I did something brave, I changed my garments.” ©Simone Holloway, 2018
“yet I’ve escaped the Ferris wheel. /my inward carnival is out of business, /and the havoc of the Topsy-turvy, up and down- has stopped.” ©Simone Holloway, 2018
Even some of you, my friends, I watched you hit a glass ceiling with creativity as your posts began to be more prolonged and your woes more apparent. I have great news… I believe that the year coming is the year for the creatives! It’s going to be a year of renewed vision, more innovative ideas, and just a stream of creative output. It’s the age of the Creative!
©Simone Holloway, 2017
“People are fallible, they will fail us. They will disappoint us, we cannot expect people to rock with us forever. Some might say this is a very negative concept, or one shared by a pessimist- but I refuse to engage in this false hope that those around me are incapable of hurting me, in fact it is the people that are closest to you that hurt you the most.” ©Simone Holloway, 2017