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Date for ezine: 04-12-2006
Subject for ezine: The Good Fight, No.43

The Good Fight

The Good Fight


Father Dave's
In this month's issue:
The View from my Corner
the world according to Dave
Sermon of the month
Jesus is Coming!
This Month's Special Offer
Free: Sex, the Ring & the Eucharist
Sites of the month
some must-visit sites
For Your Diary
Christmas at Holy Trinity
Fight Tip of the Month
An interview with Kon Pappy: part 1

 The View from my Corner 

lHi mate,

.And welcome to the 43rd edition of The Good Fight.

As we approach another Christmas together, I must admit that I am beginning to feel a little long in the tooth. As I say, this is the 43rd edition of my monthly ezine, which gives you an indication of how long I've been online, churning out these virtual missives.

Looking back, it's been a lot of work. Was it all worth it? Absolutely! Through our online partnership we've been able to educate and inform, spread the Word, bring justice to people who have been victimised, raise funds, and share the love of Christ. What more can anyone hope to do in a lifetime?

Ironically, 2006 has been my toughest year so far online, and certainly my toughest year offline too. It seems to have been one battle after another this year - struggling in key relationships, battling to meet budgets, dealing with difficult and draining people.

One thing I've learnt is that all such struggles have a spiritual dimension to them, and that God uses them to mould and strengthen us for the work He has called us to do, which does lead me to wonder what He has in store for us in 2007!

The other thing I've learnt is that no matter how tough things get, there is always plenty to give thanks for. Some of my reasons for thanksgiving are pictured:

  • my beautiful and healthy family
  • my recent appearance on the Koori Boxing Show
  • the boys at The Gladstone, who raffled a bike for our Youth Centre at this year's Dulwich Hill Fair

Whatever 2007 holds for us, I'm hoping that you'll do me the privilege of sharing it with me. Thanks for standing alongside me in the Good Fight this year, and I hope that this season of celebration brings you much joy and peace.

Your brother in the Good Fight,


 This Month's Special Offer 
A FREE copy of my book
(and a lot of other Christmas Gifts as well)

If you haven't purchased my book yet, here's your chance to pick up a copy free of charge.

I've included it in two Christmas give-away promotions. All you have to do is sign up at either one of these sites and you'll be able to download a free copy of my book, plus a whole lot of other books, software and other electronic goodies that other authors and programmers are giving away.

Fighting Fathers Tattoo Library

If you haven't experienced one of these Christmas give-aways before, they are great. The only cost to you is that you must give out your email address in order to pick up gifts, but you can choose which gifts you want and whose mailing list you join.

In my case, of course, you're already on my mailing list, though by picking up the book you'll also be enrolling in my Marketing with Integrity eCourse. You can leave that though at any time if you don't like it.

My suggestion is that you take advantage of both of these promotions. You've got nothing to loose (apart from a bit of extra clutter in your inbox) and a whole lot to gain. At least check out what gifts are on offer in each package.

 For Your Diary 

Christmas at Holy Trinity

Susan and the Jubilate Singers

It's that time of year again, and we'd love to have you come and join us for our Christmas celebrations. There are three events to keep in mind:

  • The Jubilate Christmas Concert - Sunday December 10th, 7.30pm
  • Carols on the Rectory Lawn - Sunday December 24th, 7.30pm
  • Christmas Eucharist - Monday December 25th, 9.00am

You know where we are: corner of Herbert and Seaview Streets, Dulwich Hill


 Sermon of the Month 

It's the season of goodwill, is it not? Well, according to the ecclesiastical calendar, we've just celebrated the first Sunday in Advent - a time of sombre reflection on the global chaos that culminates in the return of Christ!

If you're ready to inject some icy-cold reality into your Christmas cheer, use the buttons below, or for the written version click here.

Would you like to have the full MP3 version of these
sermons regularly podcasted for you? Click here.

 Sites of the Month 

Of the six sites I've chosen this month, two will increase your understanding of other cultures, two will make your computer more secure, and two will help you make some online income by doing what you're probably already doing. Enjoy!

Affinity Intercultural Foundation

Affinity are an Australian Muslim group taking the initiative to build bridges with the broader Australian community. Their mission statement is impressive:

"To create and sustain enduring affinity and relationships with people through inter-cultural and inter-faith dialogue and understanding. To add value to the lives of individuals by becoming a catalyst in their learning to lead harmonious and balanced lives, to gain true personal leadership and to apply universal principles in fulfilling their needs of the mind and the heart."

Click here and help build a bridge back towards them.

Al Jazeera TV is now in English!

The Arabic world's most popular news source for the last ten years and is now the world’s first English language news channel to be headquartered in the Middle East.

My friend, Father Kobti, has suggested to every one of his parishioners that they give away subscriptions to Al Jazeera English as Christmas presents to all their friends. You can also watch it online here.

Secure your private data

If you ever copy a password or credit card number or other private data to your Windows clipboard (ie. Ctrl+C), you could be at risk of sharing it with the world.

Depending on your security settings, certain malicious websites may be able to access the contents of your clipboard when you pay them a visit! To see if your computer is vulnerable, and to find out how to fix things if it is, click here.

Get rid of Adware

If you find you've got unwanted Adware on your computer, Slyck's Guide to Adware Removal is the definitive solution.

Protein Folding
It's free. It's straightforward. It will tell you what to download, where to get it, and how to use it. A great free online resource. Click here.

Get paid to Surf

This is a 'Paid to Surf' program with a difference. It's called 'Agloco', and you install their toolbar and get paid for the number of ads it displays while you surf. The longer you surf, the more ads and the more you get paid!

How much will you get paid? I've got no idea, but I remember last time they had a program like this (a few years ago now) I used to cover my monthly access fees through my surfing - a fair trade-off I felt.

At any rate, it's entirely free. Click here to sign up to try it out:

Get paid to Blog (US subscribers only)

I'm sorry that this one is restricted to US subscribers, but when you sign up they send you a free kit on how to blog for profit. You only pay a couple of dollars for postage.

I guess they figured the postage costs were too high to send the kits to Oz and elsewhere. Have no fear - when I find a similar product that ships internationally, I'll let you know. If you're in the US and interested, click here.

nb. If you don't have a blog yet, all my subscribers still get one for free here.

Keep forwarding me your own sites and recommending other sites of interest.
If you have comments on these sites, please have your say on the forum.

 Fight Tip of the Month 

Interview with Kon Pappy

I've rescued this interview with the Master of Disaster from where it was hidden, deep in the archives of the Fighting Fathers Library, along with this picture!

Yes, it's true. There was a time when Kon had hair and yes, this interview is definitely worth absorbing.

Kon is my best friend, but he is also the best all-round pugilist I have ever known. Today he tells us the key to becoming a great fighter. Click here

British Bulldog: Nick Stone

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