Hello Friends, I am back!!

Hi there its been awhile! God has taken me on an incredible adventure the last couple of years. I am excited to share! I have a new ministry now, that focuses on not just the spiritual side of things, but also the physical. I have become a Personal Trainer and own my own Fitness Studio, “Born 2 Inspire Fitness”. But I am also a faith coach. I share the importance of both and how they go together. I have a lot of experience with weightloss, weight gain and obesity. I have been morbidly obese in my life and had weight loss surgery. It only lasted 5 years, then I gained almost all of it back. It wasnt until God showed me that I was not depending on Him and I had not learned how to eat healthy and renew my mind about food or exercise. So now my ministry is teaching people just like me how to get off the y0-yo diet wagon and live a healthy life for life!

Now I love this blog page and have a lot of valuable content here so I wont be shutting it down. However, I am on to NEW things and have created another WordPress Blog/webpage. So If this sounds like something you would be interested in learning about, or maybe someone you know could benefit from learning it, please come on over and check it out!–Id love to chat with you and share with you how I lost 70# after gaining my weight back  after having  weight-loss surgery! God is faithful even we are not and for that I am grateful. Come on over…………..https://www.gypsydallassmith.com

Lets be friends…

Hi friends. . Just checking in. Thanks for liking my blog…Id love to encourage you daily..with everyday life, health and fitness and inspire you to be more. Lets be friends on Facebook..or follow me for encouragement as I conquer life with Jesus at the Helm. Be encouraged you are not alone. .and you are so much stronger than you think you are! 

Need Help with your Fitness Goals? I am here & Happy to help

FB cover pinkHello ladies & Gents, I just wanted to encourage you today. If you are stuggling with your weight and self esteem please come visit my page. I have overcome obesity 2x in my life, most recently losing 70# with prayer and dedicated fitness. With God all things are possible! I would love to encourage you on your journey, or maybe even help you get started. If you think its time to do something, then it probably is. https://www.facebook.com/Born2inspirefitness?ref_type=bookmark

This Too Shall Pass

***This too shall pass***
I just wanted to encourage you today and remind you of how much God loves you. I know there are many of you that are struggling and you feel as if God has forgotten you. He has NOT! Many of you are suffering from depression, anxiety, physical pain, emotional turmoil and feeling like your world has caved in on you. Maybe your marriage is suffering, maybe your going through a nasty divorce. Perhaps you lost your home due to foreclosure. Maybe you even had to file bankruptcy.
I know all these feelings. everything I just mentioned I have experienced in the last 2 years. On top of all that my ex husband, the father to my 3 children died suddenly. It wasn’t easy. It was one of the darkest times in my life. Not to mention I was 70# overweight. But instead of letting all that stuff send me into a downward spiral…when I was at rock bottom I looked up to Jesus! He carried me every step of the way. My favorite scripture is Romans 8:28 “All things work for the good of those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose.” Everything the enemy tried to use to destroy me, only made me stronger. I am a better person, wife, mother and child of God because of those hard times. I am happier and healthier than I have ever been. Friends listen, God loves you so much, and even when you feel like the world has given up on you. God never will. Trust Him and HE will carry you through the fire. I love you so much, your going to be okay, ((Big Hugs))

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Missed You!

Hello friends, hoping this finds you well and blessed. I just wanted you to know that I am super excited to be back and writing again for the Lord. I pray that you will be blessed and encouraged by my articles. I pray even that you would be inspired by my testimony and what God has done for me in the last couple of years. God is so good and so faithful. Cant wait to share. See you soon!

I Have Changed!


Recently a friend had shared with me, how others were talking about me. They were talking about how I had changed, and how I was no longer the Gypsy they knew. As if to imply that it wasn’t a good thing.

Well, I will agree with whomever made that comment. With the exception that it is a positive change rather than a negative one.

I have always put others before myself and while sometimes that is a good thing, it can be detrimental to oneself as well. Everything requires a healthy balance. Sometimes we can get so caught up in, “doing” for others that we forget who we are in the process. Especially, when you’re a people pleaser like me.

This last year has been so challenging for me, however I have learned more about myself than at any other time. Maybe it’s because I’m getting older, and with heartache comes wisdom.

All my life I have worried about what other people thought about me. I wanted everyone to like me. This people pleasing attitude kept me in bondage during ministry and just everyday life.

Because I had a heart to serve, people used me and I didn’t know how to say, “No”. I didn’t want to say no, even at the expense of taking away from my family, because then people wouldn’t like me. And I wanted everyone to like me. I poured my heart, my time, and my life into these, “church” people.

But when God began to reveal to me the bondage I was in by this religious spirit that held me captive, I began to break away, I began to seek more of God and less of, “Church.” Now I’m not saying church isn’t good. It absolutely is, however you need to have discernment to know whether or not you’re in a healthy church with healthy spiritual people.

But as it turns out, as time would soon tell, the people I poured myself into, didn’t “REALLY” care about me at all. They cared about what I could do for them. I let them put me in a box and as long as I said and did what they wanted, they were happy with me.

God is showing me that it isn’t about how many hours I serve or don’t serve. He loves me. Just me. No more and no less. But I have to say that I got to a point in ministry and my personal life where I had to walk away.

I was tired of being hurt. I was tired of being used.  I was tired of the judgmental people who claimed to love Jesus, but the first ones to run you over when you fell. I was tired of the, “holier than thou” attitude. I was tired. I was sick and tired of people trying to be my holy spirit.

Those same people now, will tell others, “oh Gypsy isn’t the same, she’s changed, and you wouldn’t even know her.” And I have to say for once they are right!!

I’m not the same. I stopped caring what they think about me. I grew a pair and learned to stand up for myself! I have learned to say no. I have learned that not all people are going to like me or what I do and that it is perfectly okay.

I no longer let other people dictate my life, I no longer let people intimidate me. I don’t walk in fear, I am no longer depressed. I don’t need validation from other people to feel important. And people’s opinions of me whether good or bad do not determine how I feel about myself. For I serve an audience of ONE.

I am happy and I have peace in my life now. I have also learned through humble experiences to love people right where they are, sin and all. I have learned to keep my mouth shut and my judgmental thoughts to myself whenever they try and creep in and make me assume something about someone’s situation when I don’t have a clue!

So yes, I have changed. I have been humbled, I am wiser. I am stronger. And I walk in the freedom to be exactly who God created me to be, ME.

And it is my sincerest prayer that if you can relate to anything I have said, that you too will find the strength to change and walk in freedom of just being YOU.

**Letting Shame Go**

 I wanted to talk with you today about something that has been heavy on my heart the last few days. I’ve recently spoken to several people who with different life stories, share the same feelings of shame. It occurred to me that all too often we carry around way too much guilt. We often obsess over the past and what we could have or should have done. Or maybe it’s the things you shouldn’t have done that still plague you? Either way its not healthy.

God say’s that he has forgiven us, then why is it so hard for us to forgive ourselves? We walk around in a haze plagued by our own feelings of guilt and inadequacy, that ultimately it becomes a stumbling block in our walk.

I want to encourage you today to stand strong and try not to focus on the past. I know sometimes it is easier said than done, but you just need to make up your mind to do it. What I have learned with this subject is that God will not move you forward until your ready to let go of the past.

And remember God isn’t concerned about what you did or didn’t do in your past, he is focusing on what you still can do in the future. If there is any example of a person who was really messed up in the Bible and by any accounts should not have been worthy of anything God had., it was Paul.

But he turned out to be one of the most influential members in the bible. He was a man who killed Christians before he got saved, he was a murderer! But God used him mightily. So when you begin to feel inadequate, remember that God does not choose people who are qualified in their own right. If He did than He would not get the Glory. And besides, no such person exist, besides Jesus Christ himself.

Instead, He chooses messed up people like you and me, because we know in our own strength we couldn’t do anything without Him. So what? You’re a Christian and you messed up, maybe you messed up big time and your feeling condemned and that God doesn’t want to use you now.

Remember that Romans 3:23 says that ALL have sinned and have fallen short of the Glory of God. Every man, woman or child who was ever born or ever will be, Christian or not has a problem with sin. Again, learn to let go of that shame, guilt and feeling of worthlessness!!

God has made you for a great purpose but He wont do anything with you if you don’t allow Him into the inner most parts of your heart. He needs freedom in your life to really help you. But He wont do it without your permission.

I encourage you to let go of the shame of your past and begin to think and speak about your future in a positive way according to what God has placed in your heart, not according to what you have seen in the past or are seeing now in the present. He has a great future for you. Believe it and confess it. Be blessed and be encouraged.

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