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Blessed is the Woman in the Busy Season of Advent

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?...

Book Review: “Workship” by Kara Martin

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,...

Living the Good Life

We all want to live the good life. It is what everyone is working for; striving for; pursuing. We want enjoyment. We want satisfaction. We want to love and be loved. This time last month, I was setting off on a trip to Sydney (without any kids this year!) to attend...

Children’s Book Review: God’s Very Good Idea

From before the beginning, God had a very good, very wonderful idea. An idea of love, of beautiful diversity and of colourful difference. God had an idea of a family of image-bearers, loving him and loving one another. God's idea is such a good idea. It is a very good...

Loving the Rainbow: Christians and the Plebiscite

I have always loved rainbows. Singing along to “I can see a rainbow” on PlaySchool when I was a child and now with my children, reminds me of the beauty and brilliance of a rainbow- all the colours, combining to create a wonderful display of creation and of a creative...

The Gender Wars: Strong Women and the Church

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...

The Gender Wars: The Role of Man

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...

What I’ve Been Reading: A Little Bit of Fiction

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...

Where is God When Life Hurts

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...

Author Interview: Harriet Connor

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...

On Floods and Free-Speech

A few weeks ago, we experienced catastrophic floods in my local neck of the woods. Lismore, a town about 15 minutes away from me saw flood water rush through, devastating business and destroying homes, making international news. One news channel reported that more...

Interview over at OneLove

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,...

Celebrating Easter: Decorating the Home

Almost 10 weeks ago, we moved into our new home. I am really looking forward to the holidays to be able to settle in properly and hopefully complete painting our living space. On the weekend, we started getting excited about Easter and pulled the Easter decorations...

Easter for Kids: Resurrection Eggs

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...

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