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Tunes I’m Listening To

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

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?

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?

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

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

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...

Interview: Artist and Illustrator Lorien

Interview: Artist and Illustrator Lorien

Today I am excited to welcome Australian artist and illustrator Lorien to Pursuits of God. I hope that you enjoy finding out more about her and her beautiful colouring-in designs. Lorien's first colouring-in book "Meditations" and soon to be released book...

Book Review: Then Sings My Soul- Philip Percival

Book Review: Then Sings My Soul- Philip Percival

Music in church is something everyone has an opinion about- some like hymns, others want only 'modern' music; some want drums, others only want the organ. Opinions are always available; they get in and can often wreak havoc bringing disunity to the church body. After...

Isn’t the Bible Just a Big Book of Rules?

Isn’t the Bible Just a Big Book of Rules?

I don’t know what you think of when you think about the Bible. One of the biggest misconceptions about it to me, seems to be this impression that it is a Big Book full of rules that somehow restrict your happiness. Yet as the years go on and I read more of it, one...

Book Review: Glimpses of Grace- Gloria Furman

Book Review: Glimpses of Grace- Gloria Furman

Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home by Gloria Furman (Crossway, 2013), was a pleasure to read. Structured in two parts- Your Foundation in the Mundane and The Miraculous in the Mundane- Furman combines both strong theology with practical application...

Book Review: Do More Better- Tim Challies (2016)

Book Review: Do More Better- Tim Challies (2016)

Do More Better: A Practical Guide to Productivity (Cruciform Press, Dec 2015) is the latest book by blogger, author and book reviewer Tim Challies. In this short book (114 pages), Challies delivers high on practicality and fairly light on biblical foundations. Yet, as...

With My Whole Heart I Seek You: a helpful Bible Study resource

With My Whole Heart I Seek You: a helpful Bible Study resource

How can a young man keep his way pure?     By guarding it according to your word. 10 With my whole heart I seek you;     let me not wander from your commandments! 11 I have stored up your word in my heart,     that I might not sin against you. 12 Blessed are you, O...

Book Review: Follow Me- David Platt

Book Review: Follow Me- David Platt

Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live by David Platt (Tyndale, 2013), is a challenging book on what Jesus' call to discipleship is actually about. Structured in 9 Chapters, Platt shares his passion for the lost and a desire to see Christians live out their calling...

Book Review: The Explicit Gospel- Matt Chandler

Book Review: The Explicit Gospel- Matt Chandler

The Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler with Jared Wilson (Crossway, 2012) is a must read for all Christians. I know that is a fairly positive and assertive opening statement, but I really believe it is true. Matt Chandler wrote this book for Christians, after seeing a...

What is God’s Will For My Life? Part 2

What is God’s Will For My Life? Part 2

My little lady celebrated her fourth birthday last week, which was an exciting milestone for our family- how quickly the time goes! Amongst her pressies, she received a children's choir CD, where one tract has children sharing what they want to be when they grow up....