I am a New Creature: Life Defining Posts

(Page Updated May 2020)

Hi, I’m Aimee!

Let’s state the obvious… I bet you thought this was a food blog, huh?
‘Where are the recipes??
There are cake pictures and it’s named “Tasty Bite”…?’
It started out as a food blog, but God has a way of noting our plans and having much better ones for us.  I do love to bake and love to take pictures, but didn’t really know what to do with the writing part.  I am not good at writing if it doesn’t serve a purpose.

Six years ago (as of 2020) I had nowhere to turn and lost all hope, but Jesus found me and said, “You are mine.  I want you.  Be with me.”

After that I knew what I could talk about and never stop: Jesus!

My life changed after that initial encounter with Him in 2014.  I’ll never forget that moment as long as I live.  He came to me and it was as if He reached in that pit and pulled me out of the pit.  It was the realest thing to ever happen to me and I lived out my favorite verse, Psalm 34:4 “I SOUGHT THE LORD, AND HE HEARD ME, AND DELIVERED ME FROM ALL MY FEARS.”tastybite-headshot6-logoI was in a very dark place with nowhere to turn.  Thankful I didn’t get what I wanted the most.  Nothing is ever wasted when you hand it over to God.  It was in that deep pit He taught me how a strong root is formed in darkness.

I’ll start from the beginning with this post as a good introduction: Christian Introvert Struggle.  I never felt like I fit in anywhere and then Jesus found me and told me I belonged just as I was.

That post is a good summary, but as time went on things got more personal and my heart poured out in my blogs.  This blog became a journal of my walk with Him.  He is the Bread of life.  He is the living water and the well that will never run dry.  He is the lover of my soul and promises to never leave or forsake me.  He is the One who makes all things work together for my good.

Keep running the race.  Don’t quit…Don’t give them the satisfaction.

He answered a prayer and restored my bitter heart by providing the opportunity to spend time with my buddy who has Down’s Syndrome.  It was so life changing it deserves a spot on my main page.  I write about that experience here:
“Jesus gave me a Brent” Faithful is He that calleth you that also will do it…

What would you do if you got what you prayed for?

A few years ago I suddenly wanted a garden (I didn’t know the first thing about it!) and God has used my tiny garden to teach me so many things such as patience, love, and hope.

I wanted sunflowers and He gave them to me and showed me how they always follow the sun just as Christians are to follow The Son.
tastybite-tall sunflower1Blog: Faith as small as a mustard (sunflower) seed can move mountains…

While I never had a real direction in my life and crave adventure following Jesus has been the best decision I’ve ever made and the greatest adventure I could ever go on.  ‘He left the 99 to rescue me’ and I’ll never be the same.  This page reflects some of the God experiences I have had and is a documented journey of my walk with Him.

(Links to blog posts are attached.)

We want control and feel like we can earn favor, but I will (not) show you my faith by my works…

It’s during the toughest times that you learn who you really are and where your loyalty really lies.

“WHEREIN YE GREATLY REJOICE, THOUGH NOW FOR A SEASON, IF NEED BE, YE ARE IN HEAVINESS THROUGH MANIFOLD TEMPTATIONS: THAT THE TRIAL OF YOUR FAITH, BEING MUCH MORE PRECIOUS THAN OF GOLD THAT PERISHETH, THOUGH IT BE TRIED WITH FIRE, MIGHT BE FOUND UNTO PRAISE AND HONOUR AND GLORY AT THE APPEARING OF JESUS CHRIST: WHOM HAVING NOT SEEN, YE LOVE; IN WHOM, THOUGH NOW YE SEE HIM NOT, YET BELIEVING, YE REJOICE WITH JOY UNSPEAKABLE AND FULL OF GLORY…” – 1 PETER 1:6-8

You learn that Life is nothing like blueberry cake.

“NOW NO CHASTENING FOR THE PRESENT SEEMETH TO BE JOYOUS, BUT GRIEVOUS: NEVERTHELESS AFTERWARD IT YIELDETH THE PEACEABLE FRUIT OF RIGHTEOUSNESS UNTO THEM WHICH ARE EXERCISED THEREBY.”
– HEBREWS 12:11

You have two choices: Stay the same and be miserable (or choose comfort which is worse) or embrace the new and grow from the challenges.

You learn what really matters to you.  Where do you choose to go?

As a Christian we are to surrender to God’s will for us and watch the old man fade away.  We are learning our new identity in Christ and that we can no longer be who we have been for so long.  It can be challenging and confusing because it means losing friendships, habits, and everything you’ve ever known.

If you are struggling and are afraid to face tomorrow, please know that having
hope is a choice and you are not alone.

Let inadequacy and insecurity draw you to wholeness…

At the same time that you’re losing yourself surrender is so sweet.  You just have to make it to the other side where Jesus is with His arms wide open.  We can do all things through Christ who gives us strength for His strength is made perfect in our weakness.  When we are weak He is strong.

Personalized Love Letter

These are some of my most life defining posts:

In 2015 I took a solo trip to Ireland and found my best friend.  I was always a timid homebody, so to take a trip not only alone, but OUT OF THE COUNTRY, was absolutely insane.  I’ll always believe it was a trip between me and God.

The next year I was in a spiritual desert season and the only rational thing to do was ride a mule in the Grand Canyon.  Again, it was a solo trip between me and God where He taught me to depend on Him.  There were a few hiccups, but He is faithful.  In the beginning of the trip I prayed He would take care of me no matter what happened and he did.  My faith grew stronger.

It was during the time God seemed quiet while not getting a prayer answered.  My faith was tested and I learned what it meant to wait on Him.
I talk about that more in these posts:
Waiting on God and Not everyone can go

And then He taught me why in this post:
God is in the waiting…

When I was a New Creature: He showed me what transformation looks like through an answered prayer in a butterfly garden: I have a Butterfly garden: Just when the caterpillar thought its life was over…

That time I became Thankful in all things… and learned that Covetousness and Contentment cannot abide.

You have to let go of the old man and become transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Let go of the way of the world and don’t rely on their traditions.  Let God revolutionize you instead.

Matthew 10: When only God can restore your relationship with your dad.

You will never regret choosing Jesus.  It may be hard at times because you’re battling your flesh, but in context is just a moment.  Surrender is sweet.  He is everything and the only thing that satisfies.

Love means always saying you’re sorry…

When I finally surrendered God showed me He would be with me Walking into new seasons like…- A journal entry.

That time I (almost) found the One my soul loves…

I am in my 30s…a Christian… and single.  I am thankful to finally see that as a blessing rather than a curse and punishment because it’s in the waiting you learn to trust.  He gives us our desires of our heart because HE is our desire.

Paul even states it is better to remain single as you have more time to devote to Kingdom things rather than on your family.

I have learned in all things to be content.  While all I wanted was to be married and have my own family He taught me the Fruit of a childhood prayer: When you’re called to lead by example by just being you…

When life is nothing like you planned and neither is Plan B…or C…

Matthew 10: When only God can restore your relationship with your dad.

What if being single wasn’t a disease? because #thisis30.

Sometimes He lets you relive your past to walk you through your present with Him.  He is restoring me. “You are making new wine…”

I learned what it means When Love looks a lot like hate. Christians are the worst offenders… Part 1

Click here for a new page: He wants you to come as you are…

“MY BRETHREN, COUNT IT ALL JOY WHEN YE FALL INTO DIVERS TEMPTATIONS; KNOWING THIS, THAT THE TRYING OF YOUR FAITH WORKETH PATIENCE.

BUT LET PATIENCE HAVE HER PERFECT WORK, THAT YE MAY BE PERFECT AND ENTIRE, WANTING NOTHING.

IF ANY OF YOU LACK WISDOM, LET HIM ASK OF GOD, THAT GIVETH TO ALL MEN LIBERALLY, AND UPBRAIDETH NOT; AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN HIM.” – JAMES 1:2-5