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.
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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...read more
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...read more
"Tea & Thread: Portraits of Middle Eastern Women Far from Home" is a new collection of stories, recipes and traditional handicraft projects from refugee women. Written by Sally Bathgate and Katrina Flett Gulbrandsen, It is a beautiful book; a welcome accompaniment to...read more
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...read more
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...read more
I often think of Joseph and what it was like for him in that well. Do you think his voice gave out from trying to call to his brothers, pleading with those nearest and dearest to him to not abandon him? Thrown into a well and wondering if it was the end for him- no...read more
In this podcast, I chat with Kara Hartley, Archdeacon for Women in the Sydney Anglican Diocese. We talk about her recent work on the Domestic Violence Taskforce and how to help victims of Domestic Violence in the church. *Please not that some aspects of this podcast...read more
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...read more
This week, the Pursuits of God Podcast features a discussion I had with Harriet Connor. In this episode, we chat about God's purpose for parenting, the role of the church (and singles!) in parenting and a few practical tips to help those of us currently in the...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.”