Abortion’s Heartbreak

Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) took my words this week, for like many other women, I am heartbroken. The recent news of the overturning of Roe v. Wade has brought deep grief to my soul. Unlike Ms. Obama, I do not grieve for the fact that this decision signals to her...

A Teacher’s Prayer For Their Students: Ephesians 1

As a teacher, there are a few key classroom moments that settle in your heart and come back again and again to memory. While predominantly, you are there to help your students learn; very early on you recognise you also learn from them. Each child is different, with...

Who Do You Worship?

worship: the feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity. Each one of us is made to worship. How we spend our life attests to what exactly we worship. Almost thirty years ago, I was blanketed with convicting guilt, where right to my core I saw myself...

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. 

Emily x

 

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Lessons from Jonah: The Year that Was 2020

Lessons from Jonah: The Year that Was 2020

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.

Editing the Home

Editing the Home

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...

Like Play-Doh in the Carpet Threads

Like Play-Doh in the Carpet Threads

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...

COVID-19 and Wisdom for Home

COVID-19 and Wisdom for Home

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.

Motherhood and a Call Home

Motherhood and a Call Home

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?

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