My name is Amy Lloyd and I have spent the last 26 years of my life looking for inspiration and being open to learning about anything and everything I come upon. I have found the more I open the bigger the mystery becomes.
In 1997 my world, my life, my heart, and myself, fractured. I lost everything I ever loved, and also everything I thought I knew about myself. It was an incredibly difficult and treacherous path I found myself on and I had no idea how to get through my next minute, much less the next day or month or year. I firmly believed in the goodness of God, and so I set myself a task: look for one good thing a day. It could be anything, but that one good thing would be my reason to keep going, it would be my proof that there was good in the world. That God was with me.
And so I began to actively seek good things. Guess what? Every day I found my miracle moment! Many days there were showers of goodness, but even on the dry days there was always something I could say was good…and so it went…for years…getting through each moment as it came,- until the miracles were so overwhelming and the love I found was so abundant, I could no longer keep silent!
And so, I began to write, to share my way of being in this world. Hoping to inspire someone else who was weary and struggling on the path. Hoping to find friends who had discovered, or were looking for, goodness as well. Hoping to let others see what joy and richness I have found by looking for gifts, that life has become just that. Gift.
I’m not telling you this has been easy. No pretty brutal in some ways. Loss, grief, pain and tears have been my companions. I have also walked with hope, love, joy, healing, laughter and heaps of other good things.
Even as I write this my living conditions are so difficult and life is hard. As I write this I am looking for the next step on this path of faith, which seems to stretch on and on through fog and darkness. Yet, God provides. I celebrate that every day!
In 2011, after so many years of hoping, looking forward, looking and finding miracles, years of brokenness and healing. I stepped into a place of new commitment with God and that single act of commitment on January 10, 2012, has changed me, and my lifestyle, more than anything else that has ever happened to me. I am excited to be right here on my path. Excited to see what is in store. Excited for each new day of music and miracle.
I am a singer and have spent my whole life connecting to, and delivering, other people’s lyrics. My writing came to me in 2004 and I began by writing my heart out in song lyrics. Then I began journaling. In 2007 I wrote my life story and when I was done, I was truly addicted to writing. That lead, in January of 2008, to ‘Songs from the Valley’ which was a bi-monthly inspirational newsletter which was basically my soul on the page. It is a true thrill for me to be able to create it and feature such great artists!
Over 5 years ago I started this poetry and quotes blog. It has been great fun and I really love these posts. Hope you enjoy it as well and welcome to a new day – where anything is possible and good things surround our steps, even in the valley, You restore my soul.
4 years since the art above came to represent my journey. Today this image below came to me via pinterest…feeling it strongly …
great blog, and a great picture
nice blog i loved it.
I really love the idea of this blog! Best of luck to you with your blog and music!
Thanks Mike! I needed that encouragement today!
You are tremendous….your beauty shines thru your words…thank you for uplifting my soul today. I read your blog everyday and am trying to start one. I am not as talented as you are but, it will be great if some of you rubs off…..have an amazingly beautiful day !!!!
Thank you so much! You have just made my day! Thank you so much for reading and your words! Just trust what God is doing in and though you and you will find your words as well! Everything is grace!!!
Amy, I can see why you enjoyed “Lucky Leaves” . This co-creation, “Songs from the Valley” inspires & intrigues me. All I can say right now is, “Praise God”!
More will be revealed.
Yay!!! Thank you soooo much that’s awesome!!!
how nice . . . your site is a keeper, thank you
Thank you so much! Nice to have you here!! ❤
Hi there! This morning I happened to locate the following link and wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for featuring my art in your blog. It has been several years since your post, and today is the first time I have noticed you used my art. It makes me happy and happier that you had included a link to my art on redbubble. Much love Beth Plastino AkA izzybeth. http://songsfromthevalley.com/Choice.pdf
Yay!! I’m so glad! It is hard to contact people thru Red Bubble. I love your art and I am so glad you are happy with me using. Thank you so much for contacting me and letting me know. ❤️ Amy
Thanks for reaching out to me Amy. God bless you.
Thanks Jim. Been praying for you. Keep in touch. 😃 God is very good.
Not sure if you are on facebook or not but this has been truly getting me by:
She is on face book as well, and that page is updated more so than her blog, but here 30 days of prayer has been so inspirational i wish I could share it with the world. Thanks again for your call..
Thank you for this. Would you want to meet for coffee at the church one night? Would be happy to listen, talk and pray together.
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HEY AMY…I GOT SUCH A GOOD FEELING FROM YOU WHEN WE MET TODAY AT THE MEAT MARKET. CLEARLY YOU ARE A SPECIAL WOMAN WITH A LOT TO SHARE WITH WHO EVER IS SMART ENOUGH TO TAKE THE TIME TO READ YOU. THAT COUPLED WITH YOUR BEAUTIFUL OPEN FACE, AND FRIENDLY MANNER, MAKE YOU A PERSON WORTH KNOWING. I WISH YOU JOY AND CONTINUED SUCCESS…I’LL BE READING!!!!
ALL THE BEST,
Hi Sande, Thank you so much! It was a joy to meet you! Looking forward to knowing you better! Amy
Thank you for all your inspirational, heart-felt posts and your poetic heart. Be blessed as you move forward into ‘new beginnings’ and ‘furtherings’ ( I think that is a John O’Donohue word!) ‘There is a love that calls me by my name, sure as the sun, the moon the stars remain, your love for me will never change, Jesus your Love. There is a strength that rises up in me… I hear your song it calls to me …” (Kristene DiMarco)