I thought that one day I would arrive and see a sign saying, “Welcome to Contentment: You’re satisfied here! ” Well that was not the case… I never arrived to the magical land of contentment, but rather I found contentment to be tied to my focus.
“Where do the by-laws of our religion condone the injustices of people? Where do its teachings condone the lack of empathy? Where is that written in our code of conduct aka the Bible? In the text, when are those callous sentiments expressed by our leader? The Son of God himself, Jesus the Christ? Where????”
“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.
Hello old friends, new followers, and fellow bloggers- I live in the future. I mean not exactly, but I tend to live with the future always in mind. I am always thinking about tomorrow that sometimes I forget about the beauty of today. I forget to sit, breath in deeply, and appreciate all that my…
“God is simply carrying me through, and He’s carrying you too.”©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.
“I think that is what love does though: it confronts our prejudices and biases. Love calls us out on our crap and reminds us that there is so much more in life than what we’ve experienced. The more we love others, the more we come to love so many different things.”©Simone Holloway, 2020.
What would our world look like if we made each day count? If we took nothing for granted? Would we say we loved each other more? Would we hug each other a little bit tighter? Would we hold on a little bit longer? ©Simone Holloway, 2020.
“It’s a lot going on but here’s the truth: there’s a lot of good happening too. “©Simone Holloway, 2020.