It’s Going To Be Different This Time.

“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.

Second Chances Are Not Guaranteed.

“Those who pursue do not bank on second chances, they take the first one. Here’s a snippet of wisdom for free: you would probably be in a relationship by now if you took a chance. Whether that relationship is good or bad is up to y’all the parties, but even conflict resolution and growth together comes from taking a shot at hard conversations. We want things without wanting to adjust for them.”©Simone Holloway, 2020.

Builders Are Consistent

“Builders are consistent because when we are building something new or remodeling what’s been built before, we are steady and unchanging in nature.  Builders don’t decide at the last minute that they are not going to complete their projects.  Builders don’t waste money being indecisive.  Builders don’t waste time being unsteady and lacking stability in thought.  Builders are consistent, showing up each day at the same time ready to get the job done. “©Simone Holloway, 2020

12/10/19

“Memories will speak on the behalf of what’s relationally dead; 
And before you know it, you’re sad when there is so much more ahead.”©Simone Holloway, 2019

In Year Three, I Should Have Left.

“Why do we stay in awful situations?  This is the question that I woke up pondering.  Why do we stay with emotionally, mentally and physically abusive people? Why do we submit ourselves to toxic unhealthy church environments? Why do we settle into office cultures that break our spirits?  Why do we hold onto friends that don’t have our best interest at heart?  Why do we stay even when God gives us a way out, time and time again?  Why?!?!?!” ©Simone Holloway, 2019

Misplaced Expectations.

“If we’re honest, our anger is with ourselves. We’re disappointed that we placed faith and trust in someone that we thought could do no wrong, but they did. Problem is: we’re all human, liable to make mistakes.” (c) Simone Holloway, 2018

Rock

What good is a home without a solid foundation?

Sojourning Into the Land of “Unfamiliar”

Today, I’m reminded of Abraham. God told him to leave his family’s house and all that he knew to go to a place that would be shown to him. It wasn’t like God said leave your family and move to Egypt or some other concrete place near the Mediterranean. No, God said leave all that you are familiar with to go to a place that I will eventually show you. If I was Abraham, I don’t know if I would have been able to leave everything and follow- but that is exactly what Abraham did. He left all that he was familiar with and He left to go to a place that he had no idea existed.

Don’t Expose Too Much Too Soon

Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers- Happy Hump Day! I hope you all are having a great day, let’s get started. I was sitting on my lunch break when I began to think about this principle that I’m starting to take to heart- don’t expose too much too soon. Have any one you…

Unspoken Sentiments

Emotions ready to leave its hiding place /A mouth not ready to open its lips