A big Aussie hello friend. Welcome to Pursuits of God.
Here we love- we love God, we love each other, we love His word.
Here we grow- we grow in our knowledge of Him, we grow in our understanding of how to navigate the world, we grow together.
I am Emily- wife, mum, avid tea-drinker. I like to treasure pretty things but I am learning even more to treasure the God who created the pretty.
I am thankful- thankful for words, thankful for life, thankful for grace- the undeserved love and favour of God. I am amazed that even in the midst of my self-centred sin, God would pursue me through sending His beloved Son to die my death and rise again proving He was and is God.
I am amazed that He now invites me into restored relationship through His Son. I am challenged that I am offered the opportunity to pursue Him through growing in my knowledge of Him and His word.
Here, I aim to share openly and honestly in order that God would get the glory and people would see Him at work in the marvellous and the mundane.
Join the community as we grow in our pursuit of God together.
Latest on the Blog:
Strong women are needed in the church today. I don’t mean opinionated women; those of us who have a view on how everything should be done. Rather, I mean strong, courageous women who will stand for the Gospel-truth; who will fight for injustice; who will comfort the...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
Ever heard the statement Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus? It doesn’t take a genius to realise that men are very different from women. Sure, some of these characteristics can be personality, other characteristics can be family-traits, but from the moment a boy...read more
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...read more
About two months ago, I was confronted with an early morning call from my Mum letting me know she was in Emergency with my Dad with a suspected stroke. He had lost movement down one side of his body. It was one of those phone calls that you dread, but know that in...read more
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
Other Places to Find Me:
I am the Director of Women’s Initiatives at Thinking of God. We have a wonderful group of female contributors and a women’s channel: She Thinks. Join our Facebook Community and stay informed with what Aussie Christian Women are writing.
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.
“…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.”