with Emily Cobb
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:

Is God Still Good? Trusting God in the Dark Times

“Is God Still Good?” The question came into my mind as I sat in Emergency this week with my son. As we waited for results from his CT scan, that would tell us if his persistent headaches were a result of a tumour, or a brain bleed, or if in fact they were simply from...

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The New Aussie Idol: Home Renovation

Like many Australians, my weekend will often include a trip to Bunnings. We pile into the car and head off to look at a new toilet, grab some more paint, or now that it is Spring, we pick-up a few plants to flesh out the garden. Clearly, we are not alone in this. Most...

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Biblical Fiction Author Spotlight: Tessa Afshar

I love reading fictional books as a way of relaxing. An author I was recommended this year was Tessa Afshar, an author published by Tyndale House Publishers (also the publishing house of Francine Rivers). I think since that initial recommendation, I have read every...

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The Local Church in a Digital Age

We live in the digital age. Information has never been more readily available. If I don't know something, my kids ask me to check with 'Google'. It is a time when we have podcasts (yes, we have one at PursuitsofGod!), blogs, online sermons and even conference...

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Pondering Palm Sunday

This weekend, we celebrate Palm Sunday. I paused this morning, thinking of Jesus beginning his Passion week- the week leading up to his death on the cross. Jesus is at his peak of fame- crowds flocked to him, people adored him. Palm Sunday signals the start of a big...

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Latest on the Podcast:

Episode 6: Women’s Ministry With Steph Judd

In this episode, I talk with Steph Judd, the Director of Women's Ministry at City on a Hill, Melbourne. In this podcast, we chat through the practicalities of women's ministry, Steph's role as Director of Women's Ministry and also talk through how God uses the...

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Other Places to Find Me:


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.

Thinking of God

ToG is an organisation that aims to equip Aussie Christians with articles and resources to encourage them to think more theologically about life.

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