“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.
“God is simply carrying me through, and He’s carrying you too.”©Simone Holloway, 2020.
“Today, I believe this is what God is saying to some of you- I don’t need your help.”©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
” 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
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 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– I bet many of you are looking at the title of today’s blog and you’re like “What???” But what many of you do not know, is that a piece of me died today. Yep, a portion of myself that held me back, that kept me stuck in…
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