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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Today I welcome Harriet Connor, Aussie author of "Big Picture Parents: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life" (Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2017) to Pursuits of God. I hope you are as encouraged as I am through learning a little more about her and her pursuit of God. Make sure...read more
Parenting books are a dime a dozen. One look at any bookstore's parenting section makes me slightly overwhelmed. From feeding your child a sugar-free diet, or ensuring you are raising teens with healthy self-esteem; everyone has advice to give. This is where Aussie...read more
Hello lovely friend. I hope you had a wonderful Easter and also took time to celebrate ANZAC Day and the blessing of being in a country where religious freedom currently still exists. Let us seize this day to be used for God's glory! Today I am over at OneLove Women,...read more
Easter is quickly approaching! For the last few years, I feel like I have always been a bit underprepared with Easter and I am left rushing and struggling to be intentional. In order to be a bit more prepared, I am starting my Easter posts early 🙂 One tradition we...read more
Book Review: Shopping for Time- Carolyn Mahaney, Nicole Whitacre, Kristin Chesemore & Janelle Bradshaw
"Shopping for Time" by Carolyn Mahaney and her daughters- Nicole Whitacre, Kristin Chesemore and Janelle Bradshaw (2007/ 2016 Redesign, Crossway) is an easy read on a topic that as women we are often needing: more time. Mahaney et al. invite you in to their family...read more
Award-winning singer-songwriter, Ginny Owens and her new album "Love Be the Loudest" makes me happy. Released in November of 2016, it is fresh and vibrant and makes me want to get up and dance along (should I admit the kids and I have been doing just this?). The music...read more
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In Episode 1, Jenny Salt speaks to me about Colossians, Women's Conventions, Life and sinking your teeth into the word of God. Join me as Jenny shares her wisdom about these topics. The book Jenny mentions she is reading is "When the Lights Go Out: Memoir of a...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.”