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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Following the Saviour

On this journey of following Jesus, I have come to appreciate and understand more fully the verse- "The heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps." (Proverbs 16:9). As a planner, I have always mapped out (at least in my mind) the direction my life...

Christians and the Art of Tidying Up

This was originally published at The Gospel Coalition Australia. A New Year heralds the start of new things: new health, new diaries, new resolutions. Regardless of the year we have just finished, we look at our blank calendars and our heart waits expectantly, longing...

My Year in Books

This was originally published at The Gospel Coalition Australia. Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul by Hannah Anderson This is my favourite read from 2018 and I am almost considering rereading it just to gain more of Anderson’s wisdom. The...

Book Review: “Workship” by Kara Martin

Work brings mixed emotions to the surface in all of us. For some, we think of the colleagues we call friends, the enjoyable chats at the lunch table, the stimulating work, the beautiful children we get to raise at home, the fantastic paycheque. For others of us,...

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Children’s Book Review: God’s Very Good Idea

From before the beginning, God had a very good, very wonderful idea. An idea of love, of beautiful diversity and of colourful difference. God had an idea of a family of image-bearers, loving him and loving one another. God's idea is such a good idea. It is a very good...

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What I’ve Been Reading: A Little Bit of Fiction

Over the past couple of weeks, I have been really enjoying reading some fiction books. There is something about having a world to escape to now and then that is very relaxing and helps me recharge. Dave has even taken the kids a couple of nights after tea for some...

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Latest on the Podcast:

Episode 2: Kara Martin on Working for the Glory of God

In this episode, I chat with Kara Martin, author of "Workship: How to Use Your Work to Worship God". We talk about the idea of work, a brief theology of work and practical ideas for using your work to worship God. Read my full review of Kara's book here. Links: To...

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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