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Interview with Mary & Sally.

I would like to welcome Mary & Sally from Mary & Sally to Pursuits of God. I saw their beautiful work at One Love back in August and have been itching to interview them for the blog since then. To see more of their work, head over to their site and ecommerce...

Happy Birthday Pursuits of God!

I have always loved words. My parents spent many hours reading with us. As a young girl I loved keeping a journal and writing notes. Over the years, I have come to love words: writing them, listening to them, reading them and sharing them. Most of all though, I have...

Renewed. Transformed.

There is nothing quite like a large gathering of Christians all singing together. Today, I am at the OneLove Conference. I am learning about how to realign what captivates me, what fills my longings and desires and what motivates me. I constantly need to be...

Keeping It Real…

Sometimes, when you keep a blog, it is easy for people to get a rosy-coloured view of who you are, as we are often more inclined to document the good moments and try to forget the bad. Writing a blog that you have titled "Pursuits of God", probably sets this up even...

Review: Risen (2016)

"Risen" is a film released earlier this year and is directed by Kevin Reynolds. Set in AD 33, this film follows the story of Clavius (Joseph Fiennes), a Roman Tribune as he searches for the body of Jesus in order to dispel any notion of a 'risen Christ'. Beginning...

Interview: Liss Smith from LissLetters

1. Can you tell us a little about yourself? I’m have six amazing little (and not-so- little-anymore) people aged 2-13 and have been married for 14 years (I got married at 19!). I’ve lived in Brisbane, and have been a passionate creative, my entire life – we have...

Tunes I’m Listening To

Music is a big part of our home- we listen to it, we watch it, we play it, we sing it. Some days, when we are all needing a pick-me-up, I put on some music to lift our spirits and lift our hearts and minds. For the last few years, we have been Spotify fans. In case...

R.E.S.P.E.C.T

For the last few weeks, Dave and I have been watching the election race with interest. With all the leadership changes over the past few years, it makes the election race confusing and policies more important. Yet, I still find that my voting on Saturday may come down...

Weariness Got You Down?

In Australia the days are starting to get colder, flu season hits and tiredness can feel like it is seeping into our very bones. We can be weary physically through getting older or having younger children, we can be weary from work or the pressures of life, we can be...

Humility- a foreign concept?

“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” -C.S. Lewis, "Mere Christianity" Over the past month, I have recognised that I am often slow to accept help and even slower to ask for help. With a newborn in the family, people have so...

Cast Your Cares

Last week, as I waited in a doctor's surgery waiting room, I observed a young boy and his mum enter the surgery. The boy, about 9 or 10 years old was wringing his hands and this didn't escape his mother's watchful eye. Kindly, she uncurled her son's hands and asked...

God in the Waiting

Last weekend we celebrated Easter and the glorious gift of grace in Jesus! But as we moved from Good Friday, through to Easter Sunday there is that pregnant pause of Easter Saturday. There is no church service to attend, no celebration; Jesus is dead. And it got me...