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.
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2020 was a year of surprising and stretching. The largest challenge wasn’t just moving into Primary teaching, it then saw COVID forcing me to learn how to teach online. It saw me learn how to teach my class whilst also teach my own children. Yet, for my family God had bigger surprises.
The latest Netflix Home organising show has hit the screens and Guardian reporter Stuart Heritage is prepared to call it the most 2020 show of 2020- whatever that means!? (The Guardian, 2020) Get Organised with The Home Edit features Joanna and Clea, owners of the...
Have you ever found the Old Testament hard to understand? Have you ever wondered about the relevance of the stories to the New Testament or to us today? This is a comment I hear frequently amongst Christians today. Aside from the wonderful stories and characters, they...
Mothering is one of the greatest joys and greatest challenges of my life. As my children grow, I find the seasons and demands change and yet this truth remains. Mothering is the thing I want to do to the best of my ability, though it also consistently works to bring...
Since COVID-19, now more than ever parents are seeking a manual; something to show them how to parent full-time, work full-time, all the while staying in the confines of their home. In light of the fact no step-by-step is going to make a perfect playbook for the days ahead, it is biblical to gain wisdom from others who have gone before.
Overwhelmed. That seems to be the most common response to the question of how mothers across our nation are currently feeling. At a time when we are burdened with added financial stress, fearful of the health of our near and dear and now heaped with the education and care of our children day-in and day-out, we seem to be carrying burdens that are too big to bear, yet no rescue is in sight. With more questions than answers, trying to navigate a work/life balance, ‘me’ time and not robbing our children of an ideal standard of education seems to be a precarious juggling act. So, what does God have to tell us at a time such as this?
“…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.”