Simple Seeds

JunkyGypsy Inspirations

Hey JunkyGypsy Lovers!

Well, I did it! Not by myself but, with my hubby ,whom is super awesome supportive and rocks my world! It all began last winter. My hubby and I were constantly busy with work, life you know just the stuff that takes up all your time because you are doing more stuff that takes up more time. He came up with the idea, it was brilliant I must say! One day after work I pulled out a composition notebook, we were to answer three very simple questions. The idea was that we each would answer the same three questions everyday in a different way for each other. Whoever, grabbed the notebook first had the task of answering the questions. Honestly, I think we were both so excited about the challenge that we both fought over who would go first! Then of course,one would be left waiting patiently for the their turn. Mike came up with the questions. I couldn’t argue it was brilliant, simple, easy, honest , raw and loving. On the first day the question starred me in the face.

What is something you want for the other? 

“That’s good. ” I thought. I had to answer this question everyday in a different way? “Ge’ez this might be harder than I imagined.” Nevertheless, I was up for it. So, day after day we continued. As each day progressed my answers  became more in-depth as his remained simple and to the point. It was great. Our marriage was blooming. We had found a way to communicate our love for one another in a new and fun way. Now, we decided to share it with the world. I truly believe all marriages will benefit from this 21 day challenge. It is super simple, fun and innovative. What makes this journal work is that a couple works from the same journal. It takes less than 10 minutes a day to complete the task.

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To celebrate us publishing our book, we are running a contest. To enter you must fill out the form below and share this post 5 times on various platforms Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and tag one friend who would benefit from this book. Contest ends on July 15th @ 12 am. Winners will be picked randomly on July 16th and announced by 6 pm.

1st Place- Free Copy of Simple Seeds & 25.00 Gift Card for a date night!

2nd Place- Free Copy of Simple Seeds Autographed with a Marriage Prayer & E-book

3rd Place-Free Copy of Simple Seeds

We are offering our book for a limited time at 9.99!

READY? SET……GO! You can also purchase it here on Amazon for 12.99!

 

Lots of Love & Good Luck!

Amy 

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Parting the Waters and Moving Mountains!

Last minute miracles….Yep, I love my Father. In my families current crisis of the past few months which, I am not going to go into detail in this post. I have felt like Job. It has been a long and very difficult trial. Currently, as I sit here typing this my beloved husband sits alone in a jail cell. Why? Well, it is a child support issue. One that we have fought for 10 years. Now my step daughter is married with a baby and my husband was wrongly accused. During our long battle about his 52,000.00 child support case for one child, it has been exausting. Our daughter lived with us for almost 5 years which during that time the Dept. of Child Support Enforcement was still charging my husband which, accumulated to large amounts of accruals. We had to go back and forth between DCSE and the court system to get the miscalulated numbers corrected, We eventually got the numbers down to 26,000.00. In his divorce decree his ex had it put in that at the time their daughter was 2 years old he owed an amount of 25,000.00. He never signed the divorce papers but, her lawyer pushed them through. And at that time he has been paying 2000.00 per month for child support. Working three jobs. I am not going to continue to rant about this because I do not want it to sound like I am complaining I just wanted to explain so that you would see God’s glory and miracle. He recently, had his ex file a show case for the entire sum, we went to court on January 12th and we were given a new judge when this whole time we had the same judge for 10 years. So she knew nothing about the case and made assumptions. Calling him a deadbeat dad and that his ex had been waiting 20 years for the money she was owed. She then looked at my husband and said that if he did not have 2500.00 on February 20th by 2pm he had to report to jail at 8 pm to serve a 12 month sentence. While all of this is going on we also, are homeless since January 12th. We lost our home, car, and jobs all due to our (my) fall of last year when we split up and I moved out. Our marriage was broken and I did things I was not proud of needless to say, I put my husband through hell. I will share that testimony in a later post. Hopefully, you are getting a picture of the situation. During the month of December, God began to move in my heart and my husband’s heart drawing us close to him. We began to pray together twice a day for healing in our marriage and for restoration of our family for all five of our children. We knew God wanted us to leave the house we were living in together at this point because it was the house I obtained on my own during our separation and also had a another man there. My husband forgave me 100% and never brought up anything but, prayed and loved on me, Miracle #1. We still pray together and our marriage has only become stronger. Our kids have been split up during these past few months because our son (15) had to stay with a friend so that he could continue in school, my 18 yr daughter stayed with my sister or in a spare bedroom at her boyfriends for a week here and there. And my 13 year old has moved around with us. Our two oldest daughters 20 and 19 live in other states far away and have not gotten along in three years they do not talk to each other at all. Even though for the past 10 years grew up together. God told me he is going to restore my family this year and by Thanksgiving we will all be together joyfully.

We  have bounced around from hotel, which our loving church blessed us and paid for a week, they also bought us groceries and have been such an amazing support system for our family and we only began going there in December of 2014. We stayed with friends in a town 2 hours from where our old house was. Then, with prospects of a job I had been praying for at a christian health foods store we had to come back so, we are currently staying with my husband’s sister. And I start my new job on Monday! Miracle #2. There are many more miracles in between the lines of God’s faithfulness and His call to obedience. Drawing our family together and teaching the younger three kids grace and mercy (which they are all saved), the kids have their own testimonies to share about what He has done in their hearts. Amazing stuff!

So, we did not have the 2500.00 today and all week have tried to prepare mentally for his imprisonment. It has been hard and painful. God spoke to me and said, “Amy could you live without your husband and let me be your husband? Your love for me should be more than the love for your husband.” Ouch! At, the same time God spoke to my husband and said, “If I send you to jail, will you still serve me in this situation?” Ouch to him. We both shared with each other and prayed. We knew the day was closing in. This morning we just held each other for long periods of time. Then, we gathered the three younger kids and spent the day with my husband’s wonderful mother. During the day it seemed as if every member in his family stopped by, but they did not know about the situation. Our church, his family that did know, kids, myself and others had been praying all week. Well, at 4:50 we got the news by surprise,,,a family member had said they needed to come by his mother’s but did not know why. And we just mentioned briefly what we had prepared for. Then, they told us we got the money!!!! Miracle…mountain mover! It was just too late to pay it today. So, my husband sits in a jail cell for the weekend. Knowing how much His father in heaven loves Him and is for him! Still going through the hard things we know by experience our God is so awesome, so true, so faithful to hear and answer our prayers even down to the very last minute! I have come to a do on a daily basis adore my loving Father! I have done a 40 day soul fast that ended on lent that drew me near to Him in ways I never knew. I fasted for two days on New Years to pray for my family and restoration. The Holy Spirit has given me visions and dreams of promises to come we just have to keep pushing through. God knows the disapline my husband and I need right now to dig deep into some serious life changes. We are ready! I pray this may have encouraged you in your journey. Never give up! Yes, it hurts and it is painful but, if we just learn to let God and listen to His voice we are conquers!

—–Amy

The Lord told me to read this and pray it a month ago. I did not grasp the entire meaning until tonight! Thank you Lord~

The Eternal Covenant of Peace

54  h“Sing, O barren one, who did not bear;

break forth into singing and cry aloud,

you who have not been in labor!

For the children of ithe desolate one jwill be more

than the children of her who is married,” says the Lord.

k“Enlarge the place of your tent,

and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out;

do not hold back; lengthen your cords

and strengthen your stakes.

lFor you will spread abroad to the right and to the left,

and your offspring will possess the nations

and will people the desolate cities.

“Fear not, mfor you will not be ashamed;

be not confounded, for you will not be disgraced;

for you will forget the shame of your youth,

and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more.

nFor your Maker is your husband,

the Lord of hosts is his name;

oand the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer,

pthe God of the whole earth he is called.

qFor the Lord has called you

like a wife deserted and grieved in spirit,

like a wife of youth when she is cast off,

says your God.

rFor a brief moment I deserted you,

but with great compassion I will gather you.

rIn overflowing anger for a moment

I hid my face from you,

sbut with everlasting love I will have compassion on you,”

says the Lord, your Redeemer.

“This is like tthe days of Noah1 to me:

as I swore that the waters of Noah

should no more go over the earth,

so I have sworn that I will not be angry with you,

and will not rebuke you.

10  For the mountains may depart

and the hills be removed,

but my steadfast love shall not depart from you,

and umy covenant of peace shall not be removed,”

says the Lord, who has compassion on you.

11  v“O afflicted one, storm-tossed and not comforted,

behold, wI will set your stones in antimony,

xand lay your foundations with sapphires.2

12  I will make your pinnacles of agate,3

your gates of carbuncles,4

and all your wall of precious stones.

13  yAll your children zshall be taught by the Lord,

aand great shall be the peace of your children.

14  In righteousness you shall be established;

you shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear;

and from terror, for it shall not come near you.

15  bIf anyone stirs up strife,

it is not from me;

whoever stirs up strife with you

shall fall because of you.

16  Behold, I have created the smith

who blows the fire of coals

and produces a weapon for its purpose.

I have also created the ravager to destroy;

17  no weapon that is fashioned against you shall succeed,

and you shall refute every tongue that rises against you in judgment.

This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord

cand their vindication5 from me, declares the Lord.”

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