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.
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"Grace in Strange Disguise" (October, 2017, self-published) is Christine Dillon's latest book and her first work of fiction. The book follows the story of Esther, an Australian physiotherapist who attends a megachurch and appears that she has life all together. Her...read more
Children’s Book Review: When Santa Learned the Gospel-Simon Camilleri (Writer), Matt Boutros (Illustrator)
I have always been a bit skeptical of Santa books. I guess sometimes I figure it is easier to stay completely away from Santa as much as possible, as I feel that Santa and Christian things always get a bit murky. Take Church-run carols for instance, featuring a...read more
Children’s Book Review: Everyone A Child Should Know- Clare Heath-Whyte (Writer), Jenny Brake (Illustrator)
At my Church, we are currently looking at the 5 Solas of the Reformation. It is my week for Sunday School, where I've been needing a summary story of Martin Luther to read to the children (aged 3-6). So, how does one go about finding a story like this? How do we share...read more
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,...read more
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...read more
"The Zookeeper"ˆ written by Naomi Reed and illustrated by her son, Stephen Reed, is a delightful allegory of the Gospel and big picture of the Bible for children. This book is the latest in The Zookeeper line by Naomi Reed that demonstrates her artful writing and...read more
Latest on the Podcast:
In this episode, I have a chat to Simon Camilleri, author of "When Santa Learned the Gospel." We talk about Santa, Christmas and life as a Christian. For more information on Simon or to buy a book, head over to SantaGospel.com The Wandering Bookseller also have...read more
In Episode 3, I have a chat with Taiwan Church planter, Christine Dillon about her life, her new book "Grace in Strange Disguise" and her writing. To find out more about Christine, head to http://www.storytellerchristine.com/ To purchase her book "Grace in Strange...read more
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...read more
“…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.”