REVIEW: “Jesus and the Lions’ Den” by Alison Mitchell and Catalina Echeverri

Have you ever found the Old Testament hard to understand? Have you ever wondered about the relevance of the stories to the New Testament or to us today? This is a comment I hear frequently amongst Christians today. Aside from the wonderful stories and characters, they...

Like Play-Doh in the Carpet Threads

Mothering is one of the greatest joys and greatest challenges of my life. As my children grow, I find the seasons and demands change and yet this truth remains. Mothering is the thing I want to do to the best of my ability, though it also consistently works to bring...

COVID-19 and Wisdom for Home

Since COVID-19, now more than ever parents are seeking a manual; something to show them how to parent full-time, work full-time, all the while staying in the confines of their home. In light of the fact no step-by-step is going to make a perfect playbook for the days ahead, it is biblical to gain wisdom from others who have gone before.

A big Aussie hello friend. Welcome to Pursuits of God.

My name is Emily and I am a wife to Dave, a Pastor on the beautiful North Coast of New South Wales. Together, we navigate parenting three children. I love to read, create and drink lots of cups of tea (apparently I would fit right in the UK). 

This blog began as a way of sharing and reflecting on my journey with Jesus. At the time, I was a mum to two young kids and was jealous of my husband’s growing relationship with God and his ever-expanding knowledge of the Bible. I felt left out. As I was washing up one day, I felt the Holy Spirit gently but firmly convict me- the treasure of God’s Word isn’t hidden or kept secret; it isn’t off-limits to the majority of us. No. God longs and invites us in to read his word, pull it apart, question it and grow in our understanding of it and the God who wrote it. 

From these humble beginnings, Pursuits of God began. It is still a humble little blog, a place of safe questioning and learning. It is my hope and prayer that through my journalling, you would come to discover the beauty of our gracious and loving Saviour Jesus and come to treasure His Word. 

Much Love,

Emily x

 

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Like Play-Doh in the Carpet Threads

Like Play-Doh in the Carpet Threads

Mothering is one of the greatest joys and greatest challenges of my life. As my children grow, I find the seasons and demands change and yet this truth remains. Mothering is the thing I want to do to the best of my ability, though it also consistently works to bring...

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COVID-19 and Wisdom for Home

COVID-19 and Wisdom for Home

Since COVID-19, now more than ever parents are seeking a manual; something to show them how to parent full-time, work full-time, all the while staying in the confines of their home. In light of the fact no step-by-step is going to make a perfect playbook for the days ahead, it is biblical to gain wisdom from others who have gone before.

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Motherhood and a Call Home

Motherhood and a Call Home

Overwhelmed. That seems to be the most common response to the question of how mothers across our nation are currently feeling. At a time when we are burdened with added financial stress, fearful of the health of our near and dear and now heaped with the education and care of our children day-in and day-out, we seem to be carrying burdens that are too big to bear, yet no rescue is in sight. With more questions than answers, trying to navigate a work/life balance, ‘me’ time and not robbing our children of an ideal standard of education seems to be a precarious juggling act. So, what does God have to tell us at a time such as this?

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Desiring a Risen Motherhood

Desiring a Risen Motherhood

Over the past month, for the majority of mothers, motherhood has stepped up a notch in intensity. Not only are mothers unable to work, socialise, shop or serve as they once did, mothers of school-aged children have also become teachers of their children, educating...

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Enjoying God- Part 2

Enjoying God- Part 2

Throughout the New Testament, we are reminded to consider our trials joy (James 1:2), to rejoice in our suffering (Col 1:24), to live a life of joy (a key theme in the book of Philippians); yet in the midst of trials and heartache, joy is often far from our minds. I...

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Enjoying God- Part 1

Enjoying God- Part 1

Why are we here? What is our purpose? What is God’s will for my life? Aren’t these so often the questions that each of us wrestle with? In the Westminster Shorter Catechism, it says that the chief purpose of man is “to glorify God and enjoy him forever.” Many Bible...

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Hello Pharisee, Check Your Plank

Hello Pharisee, Check Your Plank

Over the past months and years, morality has been on the cultural menu and as Christians we have served up a good dose of guilt without much gospel. Recently, as a young lady I know came to meet Jesus, I sat and chatted through the questions she had about her newly...

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Episode 6: Women’s Ministry With Steph Judd

Episode 6: Women’s Ministry With Steph Judd

In this episode, I talk with Steph Judd, the Director of Women's Ministry at City on a Hill, Melbourne. In this podcast, we chat through the practicalities of women's ministry, Steph's role as Director of Women's Ministry and also talk through how God uses the...

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Other Places to Find Me:

GoThereFor.com

GoThereFor.com is an online library where gospel-minded Christians can find resources, ideas and encouragement for fulfilling Christ’s commission to make disciples of all peoples.

The Gospel Coalition Australia

TGC AU is a website and organisation similar to its US counterpart. This is a great resource for articles written by Aussies tackling current Australian issues from a theological perspective.

Growing Faith

Growing Faith is a website with online resource for Christian Parenting Tips, Advice, Articles and Resources.

“…but his delight is in the law of the Lord,
    and on his law he meditates day and night.

He is like a tree
    planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
    and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.”

-Psalm 1:2-3