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Are these the cutest kids in the world?

I took Erin and Mercedes to the park on the weekend and played with them while Jadeen and Miranda were away with Grandad and Grandma. I got some really cool pictures - some posed and some not.

Here is Mercedes in wonderment over a dandelion seed head that was floating around. She was so careful with it not wanting to squash it and it kept floating away and she would go running after it again. It took me ages to get a good photo because she wouldn't stay still and I only had the camera phone and low light as the sun had just set.

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The Internet, Pornograpy, Filters and Sexual Predators

There is a huge public discussion on internet pornography. Whether we realise it or not, porn is a very large (read profitable) part of the internet. Censorship is being considered and lots of organisations are calling for governments to variously protect children, filter porn, provide regulation etc.
Worthwhile organisations like the Australian Family Association have posted articles calling for an urgent mandatory filtering of pornography at a national ISP level and make statements like this Every Australian has a fundamental right to access the internet free from pornography and extreme violence.
While I completely agree with the intention behind these statements, they fall short in a number of areas.
The first area where these ideas fall down is the actual concept of censorship and responsibility.

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Home group tonight was good. After a late start we enjoyed a nice meal and then my Dad led a study on 1 Peter 3:18 and 4:1 about suffering.
Lots of good discussion ensued.

They leave tomorrow to head back to New Zealand.

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Drupal for Churches

We will shortly start offering Drupal developed website development and hosting packages for Churches and other not-for-profit organisations. I have created a pre-release promotional offer over at