A big Aussie hello friend. Welcome to Pursuits of God.
My name is Emily and I am a follower of Jesus, a mother to three kids, a wife to my husband Dave and a teacher of a Year 3/4 Class in a small Christian school in country New South Wales. I love words and the Author of life and so enjoy spending time musing about how our knowledge of God can impact our lives.
Recently, my husband, kids and I returned to a small rural community and purchased one of the original homes of the area. In our spare time, we will be renovating this piece of history as we raise our family on the patch God has us.
Praying that however you stumbled across this blog, in whatever season you are in, that you would seek a little more of the God who knows you and created you for relationship.
Topics on the Blog:
Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) took my words this week, for like many other women, I am heartbroken. The recent news of the overturning of Roe v. Wade has brought deep grief to my soul. Unlike Ms. Obama, I do not grieve for the fact that this decision signals to her...
As a teacher, there are a few key classroom moments that settle in your heart and come back again and again to memory. While predominantly, you are there to help your students learn; very early on you recognise you also learn from them. Each child is different, with...
worship: the feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity. Each one of us is made to worship. How we spend our life attests to what exactly we worship. Almost thirty years ago, I was blanketed with convicting guilt, where right to my core I saw myself...
How do you feel about your privacy? Earlier this month, Apple released their new update ios 14.5 that has a range of new features. These include better FaceID unlocking when wearing a mask and Apple watch (thanks COVID-19), new emojis and the ability to teach Siri...
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 Perhaps...
Have you looked in the mirror today and told yourself you are beautiful? Have you jumped on the scales and congratulated yourself? Have you delighted in a mouthful of moist chocolate cake, savouring each mouthful without the aftermath of guilt? Frankly speaking, how...
“…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.”