Hi friend, I'm Aimée—a Jesus-loving, coffee-drinking, word-girl. Like most of us, I wear a whole lotta hats and juggle a whole lotta roles, but without a doubt, two of my most important are being a wife to the handsome guy on the right, Dave, and mama to our tribe of four kids who range in age from four to twenty four. We're blessed to live by the beach on a peninsula in Auckland, New Zealand, and as idyllic as that sounds, there's a sign hanging in the entrance to our home that says, "Welcome to our beautiful chaos" for a good reason! It perfectly sums up our life—messy and beautiful.
I drink my coffee black and strong and spend my days leaning heavily on grace, trusting in God's every Word, and believing that He can make ways where I see none. I've learned first-hand the truth of Jesus' words in Matthew 4:4--that we need more than just food to sustain us (although I will confess to food being my love language and having an unhealthy penchant for cheese). We need to know what God has to say about us, about our circumstances and the world we live in, but more than anything, we need to know Him—the Scriptures enable us to do just that. And that's why I'm passionate about helping people to open their Bibles and hear God speaking personally and intimately to them through its pages.
This passion has culminated in me working as the Community Manager and resident Bible Teacher for The Joyful Life Magazine where I have the privilege of writing and teaching their quarterly Bible Studies. Prior to that, I was an Elim New Zealand ordained pastor, serving as the Associate Pastor in our local Elim Church for five out of the nine years I was on staff. And while I've not yet completed any formal theological studies (I went off on a tangent and earned a BA/LLB from the University of Auckland), I like to say that I've attended "Kitchen Table Seminary" by intentionally growing in my knowledge and understanding of God's Word amidst that 'beautiful chaos' I described.
When I'm not stealing moments to write, you're likely to find me homeschooling our kids, avoiding the housework and wondering why I don't manage to make it down to the beach—which I affectionately call my God-space—more often. I'm not as organised as I'd like to be, usually have too many books on the go (which is evidenced by the MANY piles of books around our house), and even though I profess to be great at multi-tasking, if you want me to make you a cuppa and talk to you at the same time, the conversation will win every time!
So welcome to my world—I'd love you to pull up a chair and join me at the table where we can keep growing together. I'm so glad you're here.