April 22, 2003

Today is the first day back to work after Easter. It is also the day of my friend's funeral, which I am not going to be able to make it to.

How was your Easter? Mine involved a lot of travelling to see various family & friends, some of which I dragged along do do a bit of geocaching.

Hecta and Stinker came with me to find Avards Close Encounter, which had a great view out over the flood plains near Gunnedah. (We didn't see any koalas.) Hecta was also with me when we found Beyond the ... near
Coolah. I never realised that there was an actual black stump. Well there you go.

April 16, 2003

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water...

Death is back again this week. I found out last night that a friend committed suicide on the weekend. This is never the kind of news you are expecting, and it is never easy to take.

As a Christian, coming face to face with death really increases my longing for the day when there is no more death. My friend was also a Christian, so I look forward to seeing her again on this day.

Another friend was on TV last night talking about how he is managing to look after his child since his wife died in child birth last year. It is a year since she passed away, and it was strange to see pictures of her on TV. It is great to see how God has blessed them since then. I know a number of people who are looking forward to seeing her again in Heaven.