“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.
“One of my absolute favorite words is “no”. No, I am not available. No, I would not like to go with you there. No, I am not happy with the treatment given to me. No, I am not satisfied with the level of communication demonstrated. No. No is such a powerful word, it’s a boundary inducing word and it allows us to control our environment. A lot of us have or are currently submitting to abusive behavior because we were or are afraid to say “no.” ©️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
We can tell a person and say “I forgive you” as many times as we want to but it doesn’t mean a thing until we actually can say that person’s name, go around that person, receive a message from that person and not feel a way. About four weeks ago I went through a whole…
“I looked her in the eye and said, “It’s not my job to parent someone’s dysfunction.” Whoo! That’s something, right there! Say it with me: IT IS NOT MY JOB TO BE THE CARETAKER OF SOMEONE ELSE’S DYSFUNCTION!!!!! ” ©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
Keep moving, cry if you must, be angry, feel and watch God carry you through even this. Once you get to the other side, you cease to remember the pain it took to get there. Keep moving, cry if you must, be angry, feel and watch God carry you through even this. Once you get to the other side, you cease to remember the pain it took to get there. Keep moving, cry if you must, be angry, feel and watch God carry you through even this. Once you get to the other side, you cease to remember the pain it took to get there. ©Simone Holloway, 2018
Hello old friends, new followers, and fellow bloggers- Good evening. Tonight’s post was hard to write, for it forced me to face another level of vulnerability within myself. Transparency makes me slightly uncomfortable but I’ve resolved that to live the life the Father has created for me, I must be transparent. I don’t know if…
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
Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers- For many the holidays suck! I think it’s a time when people truly realize the depth of their loneliness. As a single woman, I am more aware of my singleness around the holidays. I go home, sit with family and friends and see the stark contrast of…