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:
As we begin a new year- what does your heart long for? Acceptance into a uni course? Do you long for a baby of your own to cradle in your arms? Perhaps a husband to do life with? Maybe a promotion in that job you have been tirelessly working in? Or maybe something...read more
Waiting for anything is often a challenge. Whether it is a well-earned holiday, a countdown to Christmas, a promotion or a change in life's circumstances, waiting is something we aren't usually keen to do. Since Adam and Eve took a bite of that fruit, the world has...read more
We have been in a particular busy season of life of late, and now that December has just begun, many others join us with bulging calendars. In these busy seasons of life, when tiredness seems to seep in and the crankiness can result, how do we walk in the light?...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
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.”