Remember 2015?

Hey Fam!

So today I looked at the calendar… and while that in itself is not a post worthy experience, it made me realize that today, 3 years ago, I published my first blog post! Some of you have been with me since the beginning and others have hopped on along this rollercoaster of a journey. Together we have share many memories and you were even along for the ride when I published my first book!

I truly appreciate you all!

While I’ve pretty much been quiet this whole year, it’s not because I’ve been ignoring you, it’s because I’ve been working! Life is taking me to unexpected things… God is taking me unexpected places and while I’d LOVE to share those places and things with you, I need to understand them myself first! Pray for my clarity (lol)

I won’t hold you, I simply wanted to say thanks for rocking with me!

Anyway, I love you all and I pray that you have a wonderful Sunday evening and Monday morning! I leave you with this…

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 NLT
1 For everything there is a season,
a time for every activity under heaven.
2 A time to be born and a time to die.
A time to plant and a time to harvest.
3 A time to kill and a time to heal.
A time to tear down and a time to build up.
4 A time to cry and a time to laugh.
A time to grieve and a time to dance.
5 A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a time to turn away.
6 A time to search and a time to quit searching.
A time to keep and a time to throw away.
7 A time to tear and a time to mend.
A time to be quiet and a time to speak.
8 A time to love and a time to hate.
A time for war and a time for peace.

Thanks again, God bless and One love.
-Quellz (Komplex Simplicity)

P.S. Anyone down for a free poetry eBook? Let me know!

What if you… Believe There is?

Hey Fam!

It’s been a little over a month since I’ve checked in with you! I pray that all is well and that you’ve been having a great Holiday Season so far!

I’m not sure about you, but 2017 was definitely a year of transition for me. So many up and downs, times I lacked focus, so many things from my past resurfacing as a tool for writing. So much growth, so many growing pains, so much… Love! I really want to share that with you 🤗.

This has definitely been my most inconsistent blogging year! Sometimes I felt like a total failure in this area. I thought that I had to have everything perfect in order to blog. That it had to be a certain length, right time of day, etc etc. I lost what this blog was founded on, I lost my voice. In the midst of analytics and trying to grow a brand and juggling careers that have nothing to do with each other, I lost how much I simply loved writing and sharing with you all my lessons and wins. At the end of the day, at the end of the calender year, I’m reminded that it’s you who matter. Yes, you that’s reading this right now! At some point today, you decided that whatever I had to say was important enough to read and you’ve given me something that you can never get back, your time.

On the other hand, I’ve learned so much about myself this year… I’ve grown closer to God on a level that I’ve never experienced before and I’m so excited to continue to explore! My writing has increased greatly and my ability to show you what I’m feeling and where I’m at through spoken word has allowed me to touch many lives. For this, I regret nothing. The “Over It” series is not over! We have pressed pause but I still receive (over it) suggestions from readers and close friends that want me to unpack the meaning of what we’ve been taught.

As this is my final blog for the year, I offer you this… Never allow anyone or anything to make you stop questioning the boundaries humanity often places on situations. We are so quick to believe that something is impossible, but what if it isn’t? What if you could have that new job, car, house, dream, vision, business? What if it’s already yours and you just need to claim it? What if we simply needed help with our unbelief?

In 2018 I challenge you to be the thing you need to believe. If you need to believe in hope, then I challenge you to be hope for someone else. If you need to believe in change, I challenge you to be change. If you need to believe in love, I challenge YOU to be LOVE!

We are all here looking for connection. Often times for a feeling we’ve never felt. Chasing what the world tells us we should want and then going after it full steam, but feelings are fleeting. If I can temporarily provide that in these writings, then great, I’m glad I made you feel… Something. What I can’t give you here, I can offer you in an introduction to a God who knows no bounds. Who is sovereign, and loves so much deeper than we ever could! If you are in the Clarksville area and don’t have a place to bring in the new year, I invite you to worship with my family. 1215 Fort Campbell Blvd # B, Clarksville, TN 37042. Watch Night service begins at 930 pm.

Anyway, I love you all and I pray that you have a wonderful new year! I leave you with this…

1 John 4:16 NLT
We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.

Thanks again, God bless and One love.
-Quellz (Komplex Simplicity)

Light over Darkness

Hey FAM! It’s Thursday evening! So excited to be back! I took a few weeks off to launch the logo, celebrate birthdays, and deal with sickness 😒… Nevertheless, here we are ☺. I pray you all had an incredible week and are looking forward to the weekend. Sooo let’s chat “Over it”…

This weeks “Over it” is light over darkness! We chatted last time about being able to endure, even when failure keeps rearing its head! In that endurance, it’s important to keep shining the light on the inside of us.

John 1:5 NLT — The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.

I remember the first time I heard my pastor speaking about being an agent of change [Salt + Light], and the first time I saw a demonstration of how darkness can’t overcome light… Those moments were the ones that spoke to me the most about how I am to demonstrate the same thing everyday of my life.

In John 8:12 (NLT) it says Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”

Being light and speaking life goes hand in hand, but sometimes we forget, allowing our circumstances to cloud what we know. The other day I was talking to my uncle and he was asking me how I felt. 

I responded by saying, “I feel disconnected.”
He then said, “but what do you know?” Smiling I said, “I know I’m connected.” 

Many times, a simple reminder of who we are and what we know to be true can shift our whole perspective of where we are currently.

So my question for you tonight is, are you walking in light? And are you bringing the light that you carry on the inside of you to dark situations, equipped with the knowledge that darkness can NEVER overtake light.

Anyway Fam, I love you all and I pray that you all have a wonderful weekend. I leave you with this…

Matthew 5:14-16 NLT
You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

Thanks again, God bless and One love.
Quellz (Komplex Simplicity)

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Endurance over Failure

Hey FAM! It’s Friyay! I know we were supposed to have this convo yesterday but I wasn’t feeling my best self… So here we are ☺. I pray you all had an incredible week and are looking forward to the weekend. Sooo let’s chat “Over it”…This weeks “Over it” is endurance over failure! We chatted last week about how important it is to be able to control our minds and how much of a difference that makes in our lives. Using that same concept of believing in ourselves and the ability of God to do great things, we also need to keep pushing forward!

Endurance speaks to our ability to enduring an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way. Giving way, giving up, or the belief that just because this particular plan led me to “failure” then by default, I too am a failure. We often believe this! Questioning our paths and choosing to walk a “safer” path even when we know that it’s outside the will of God.

May we contemplate for a second that maybe some of the information we gained with every failure was only setting us up for success. 

That maybe if we received what we asked for when we asked for it, we wouldn’t be able to keep and take care of it. Or maybe that we simply weren’t ready, weren’t armed with the correct knowledge to use what we already had. That maybe, we might have been lacking ability.

It’s easy to look back once you’re out of a situation and praise God for ensuring that you made it through, better than when a particular journey began…but in the midst of doubt, of anger, of thoughts of defeats and inadequacies, are we so confident? Even knowing that we’ll get through, because we’ve been in these places before. Do we to keep pushing? Do we to keep praying? Do we keep our ears open?

We must have endurance to keep pushing. To keep growing, and to learn from our perceived failures. Anyway FAM, I pray that you have a lovely evening and great weekend. I love you all and I leave you with this…

Romans 5:3-5 NLT
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.

Thanks again, God bless and One love.
-Quellz (Komplex Simplicity)

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Mind over Matter

Hey FAM,
Welcome to blog Thursday. I pray that your week has been wonderful and your day fulfilling!

When I originally sat to write this, I was baffled as to how I was going to explain this because we hear this phrase so much that explaining it in a different way seemed kind of… Blah (for lack of a better word lol)

When we typically hear mind over matter its thought about as the use of willpower to overcome physical problems. We hear countless testimonies from athletes who talk about willing themselves to continue, even when they were ready to give up. Or some people use it in reference to abstaining from something, believing that it will allow them to better reach an achieved goal if they put their mind “into it”.

When I say mind over matter I’m speaking to the limited capabilities of myself, my thinking, and what I can do without God. 

When we tell ourselves what we can and can’t do, we place limitations on our abilities and speaking those words out loud only helps in solidifying negative thoughts, breathing life into them.

Or, what happens when we are struggling internally, attempting to eliminate negative thoughts? Is it then just mind against mind or am I still mentally willing that I can fight against the thoughts?

When we talk about our mind and changing the way we think, we have to also change what we see, and change what we speak. Is that done by willing? And if yes, is that done by your will or God’s will?

If God is continually changing the way I think in my mind does it even matter where my thought process began? We have to keep our thoughts focused on what matters, and solidifying what we believe and the types of thoughts we plan to keep will help us to be better grounded.

We must remember that we control our actions, and those actions are given instructions by what we say in our mind. So in the scheme of things, our mind-set will always be more important.

It’s not about our ability to think about what can be done, but for us to think about things that have yet to be done with utter confidence that if it is God’s will, that it can and will be done… and that is what truly matters. Anyway fam, thank you for reading! I pray you have a wonderful weekend, I love you all, and I leave you with this…

Romans 12:2 (NLT)

2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

Thanks again, God bless and One love.
-Quellz (Komplex Simplicity)

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