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Monday, April 24, 2006

Update, [AFL], Insight & ANZAC day

It's been a while! After the busy-ness of easter, i think i slept through last week. I had many things to Blog about, but as i usually read or sleep on the train (where i Blog from), they just didn't get written.

so firstly, a few random notes:

Hi to anyone who's visiting here from randy's Blog. Please feel free to say hi.

it was good to see my boys (the Adelaide Crows) get up and win over the weekend. We're currently 4th on the ladder. Hopefully port will loose in today's game.

For the next 4 weeks at insight, we're having '4 hot nights' with 4 fantastic speakers: Jason Stevens (ex Cronulla & st George rugby player), Pat Mesiti, Nathan Claridge, and then our very own youth pastor, Luke McMartin. It's going to be a great 4 weeks. Then in June, we are having our 'Insight Getaway' - our first camp in over 3 years. We'll be freezing our butts off down near bowral in the southern highlands, but it's going to be fantastic. Pat Mesiti is our guest speaker for the camp also.

tomorrow is ANZAC day. Sadly for many, this day is nothing more than another public holiday. Thankfully, due to the fantastic teachers who taught of at school, and my family history, i am not one of those people. You see, i always knew that my paternal great grandfather fought in world war 1, but many years ago, i was at the home of my maternal great grandfather looking through some really old boxes when i came across some world war 1 medals. On closer examination, we realised that some of them (well, most of them) were medals for service at Gallipoli. We were quite surprised by this discovery, as he had never spoken about serving in the war. As a result, we don't know when he arrived at Gallipoli - if he was among the first to land there, or came later. But he was there.

so now, every ANZAC day, i not only think of the people i know who are currently serving around the world, but i take some time out to remember my two great grandfathers who fought in world war 1.

my friends and i are taking a bit of a road trip tomorrow to observe ANZAC day in Canberra, which should make for a nice (cold) day.

'they shall grow not old
as we that are left grow old,

age shall not weary them
nor the years condemn,

at the going down of the sun,
and in the morning

we will remember them'

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