Farmer’s Daughter




Hello Beautiful,

I grew up in the country. I had a childhood filled with memories of running through endless corn fields, playing in the dirt, riding my bike on long dirt roads till the sun went down, fishing with my brother every afternoon, playing and dancing under the irrigation system (which is basically like the world’s largest lawn sprinkler), and quiet nights with a sky full of stars and making so many wishes I can not remember them all. It was beautiful. I loved every minute of my childhood. I grew up surrounded by family who loved me, brother and sisters who always joined me in the mud puddles and getting into whatever mischief we could. Summers were spent on the farm, which meant you basically did not leave the 300 acres of where my house was until September when school started again. But, like many of you my adolescent years were spent in open rebellion. Sneaking out, lying, trying to be anywhere but, home. You get the idea. Now I would give anything to be on that farm with my children giving them the kind of childhood I had. It was not meant to be as they are all adults now except for my baby who is 16.

When I was that little girl, God very clearly spoke to me. He said, “I love you.” I bet you were thinking I was going to say something hugely enlightening right? No. He kept it simple for a dreamy little girl whose imagination would lose control. It was in that moment though I realized God was real. That He actually cared about me. When I spent countless nights staring out my bedroom window missing my mom and crying He would meet me. God who is bigger than any of us could ever think or imagine, would comfort my soul and bless me with His presence.

Fast forward to the 41-year-old woman I am today and guess what? That same God who comforted me all those years ago met me again this morning. He said, “Amy, this is where I want you.” Tears rolled down my face as I felt the Holy Spirit give me a peace I have been seeking for the past few weeks. You see, I have been in a dry spell and during this time my hubby and I have made some changes. Changes I thought the Lord wanted us to make. It has been a struggle to remain positive and focused. To have faith that God says we are to have. The only thing I knew during this time was that no matter what is going on in my physical world, I had to continue to seek Him every single day. He had to be number one in my life and in my day. First thing every morning I get up get my Bible out open it to whatever, read and journal. Then, I read a devotional (currently I am working through for the 6th time, 31 Days for the Dreamer and the Doer) write out all the scripture, I pray for a bit and then I pray during my run. That is all I knew I should be doing. Yesterday, I had a sense that God was smiling at me. Almost, like He was proud of my determination to seek Him. I know He is but it was and extra special feeling-I can’t really explain it. When today I heard Him say that, my heart was happy. Peace was my friend. I know that the God of the universe is capable of handling any and all problems we have. Sometimes with our limited minds we forget just how BIG HE is! Without Faith it is impossible to please God. I pray for my faith to increase daily as I pray for God to deliver manna to us. Literally. I used to have a problem with understanding faith and when faith becomes foolishness. I have been asking God that question for 20 years and finally He answered me. Faith is always foolish in the world’s eyes. Because faith is believing what is not seen. If something you have faith about does not happen it does not mean it was foolish it just means God said NO. I know there are different levels of faith. Baby Christians take faith like it is a debit card with and unlimited amount of money and spend it like crazy. Then, when it gets declined they get mad and instead of calling the bank they cut the card up and throw it away. They may never try to have faith in anything again or it takes some time. Then there is the faith that you believe for something but you are controlling all aspects of that thing happening, example if you were praying for another job with a higher pay rate and you get the job. Yes, it took faith to believe but you were also the only person interviewed for the position. Do you understand what I am saying? Then, there is faith like God says, Say to this mountain be moved and cast into the sea and it will be done. You believe without really thinking about it. Your faith is solid because you believe in God and so that mountain is moved and thrown into the sea. I understand now the line between faith and foolishness. It will always be foolish to the world. Sometimes, God just says NO and other times He tests us to see if we can handle more. Which brings me back to my point. No matter where you are in life right now. No matter what is going on in your physical world. If you are in the valley or on the mountain top. God loves YOU, He sees YOU, He hears YOU, He is right beside YOU! I urge you today to look around at what you can be grateful for at this very moment and thank Him who provides. With a grateful heart you can submit your requests to God and it will be done. If you want to join in on a 31 day Bible Devotional Group going on this month using the devotional I said I was doing let me know and you can be added. If you have never read 31 Days of prayer for the Dreamer and the Doer it is the best devotional I have ever read for people, who are artist, dreamers, writers, business owners, daughters, mothers and so on. I urge you to join there are live videos every morning on Facebook and you do not need to own the book to do it because the woman who is leading this will take pics and post them for you.


Here is the link if you want to join!


Lots of Love,

Amy aka JunkyGypsy
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JunkyGypsy (1)Hey Guys,

What are your thoughts on transparency? I always thought it was a good thing. To me it meant that you were not fake. People could see the real, raw, YOU! I think today somewhere in the self-development world improvement world people have been told to only be positive and show the highlight reels of their life and biz. I know I don’t want to read about someone being negative and a Debbie Downer for sure. I do like to see if there are others out there struggling through the same issues as I have. I want to see how they overcame. Today, it seems like everyone is all happy-go-lucky and explore your poor world with a smile crap….I don’t know it is just that there is not a lot of the real and the raw. ¬†Like in the Bible–look at Job for crying out loud…his friends tried to tell him that he was not a “good guy”. He must have betrayed God in some way to be treated like he was. They did not want to look at his Instagram for sure..but Job in all wisdom touched it out I mean the guy lost it all and still praised our Lord! Anyway, my point is there are not a lot of people showing there struggles only the end result. I want to be very transparent with you all. So, here is what I wrote the other day:



This is the last week of July can you believe it! We are in full swing of summer and yet, when I went to the store last week the isles were lined with “Back to School” stuff. I always feel the retail world is trying to speed time up year after year. Mentally they are accomplishing their mission. I guess next week Turkeys will be on sale for Thanksgiving! JK. Any who, I have lots to talk about. Have you ever been on the very on the edge of something? You know like a dream that you invested so much hard work and effort into and you find yourself right on the edge of either making it work or falling off the cliff. That’s where I am at. I worked tirelessly on the book I published and now just finished the leg work of the fall DETOXoxo. I am writing a new book, still blogging as often as I can, I am sharing essential oils with whoever will listen, always listening to a motivational book, listening to my mentors, trying to find a place to host classes, I want to go back to school, look for a “real” job as the world would say and I am working on making more videos. It sounds like a lot when I put it that way. Truth is my days are pretty dull. I spend about 4 hours working on the computer, reading, and praying. A lot of praying!! You see none of this “work” has brought me one single penny. Not one. I have a vision and a passion to change the lives of people. But, where are these people or this “TRIBE” I am trying to bring together? I ask myself this every single day….I am not complaining here. I am being transparent so you can see who I really am. I am a 41-year-old mom. My kids don’t live with me they are all adults except the 16 yr. old who went to go live with her sister. Not far from us. Living in my RV in someone’s yard, trying to scrap 2 pennies together to get $5.00 for dog food. You see I am not lazy or unwilling to work. NO. I just left my full-time job last month to move closer to the kids. I just have a dream. I am working hard on it. I am utilizing the gifts that God has given me to build a company and a brand that will change the lives of people. Are you that person? I don’t know. You have to decide that. I know about being overweight, atone point in my life I weighed over 200 lbs. I know about being a young mother struggling to find purpose in the midst of four crying babies, I know the pain of divorce, I have been broke and homeless¬†I have also been rich and stupid. I have been unhealthy and healthy. I have been a teacher, a house cleaner, a seafood manager, a florist, a sales clerk, produce stocker, an owner of a thrift store, a farmer’s market manager, a campground host, a waitress, office manager, and more. I have explored job after job trying to find my place in the world but more often than not trying to pay the rent! Here I am. Amy. You see when I wake up everyday with enthusiasm and excitement to share a tiny drop of wisdom on how you can get healthy by eating an apple everyday or boost your attitude by diffusing essential oils. I speak from experience. I share what I know works. I am not perfect by very very far….but neither are you. Together we can support one another and be a beautiful mess growing, loving, serving, and leading more to do the same. When I create a program, book, blog post, or email. I do it in love. Because I care about the mom who works the 40 hour a week job with 3 kids in school and no time for herself and maybe she hasn’t had a bath in a month because she is always last on the list. I care about the addict shooting up heroin in the back alley of a dirty street with no hope for the future and being so consumed by a drug you can imagine your life in the next 5 min. because it controls you. I care about the overweight person on the verge of being diabetic due to their unhealthy eating habits and toxins in everything. I have found solutions to these problems and I have made the changes, quit the bad habits, and my passion is to help YOU get to where YOU want to be. I love YOU! Truth Talk !

Let me know if tyou do not like transparency or not! I’m all ears!


Lots of Love,