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Salt?

Matthew 5:13-16 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

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Did you know that salt is a miracle? It’s composed of 2 poisons: chloride and sodium. If you ingest either by itself, you’ll die. But put them together and you have common, ordinary salt, and that which used to bring death somehow comes together to bring life, and that’s a miracle!

So it is with the Christian life, poisoned by sin, with death looming in the shadows, but it’s confronted by the grace of God in His death, and those 2 negat…

Pariality

I recently read an interesting tidbit. It is about a man that history recalls as a man who changed the world. Specifically, Mahatma Gandhi changed the way people influence power. There are countless who to this day look to Gandhi's techniques to influence great powers. Undoubtedly, a great man, no matter what you believe or think of him.
In his autobiography, Mahatma Gandhi wrote that during his student days he read the Gospels seriously and considered converting to Christianity. He believed that in the teachings of Jesus he could find the solution to the caste system that was dividing the people of India. One Sunday he decided to attend services at a nearby church and talk to the minister about becoming a Christian. When he entered the sanctuary, however, the usher refused to give him a seat and suggested that he go worship with his own people. Gandhi left the church and never returned. “If Christians have caste differences also,” he said, “I might as well remain a Hindu.” Sto…

The Big Annoucement...

A Revival of the Miraculous?

I've long prayed about a new level of God's supernatural power to be manifested in both my ministry and mostly in the Church at large. You might say, it has been my focus of prayer and my passion when I am spending deep time with God.

I grew up listening to the amazing missionary stories from my uncle, Prince Mathiasz. Accounts of demons being cast out in crazy fashion, divine intervention at the edge of life... the list goes on and on. You could even say that these times shaped my Christian life and walk with God.

In my mind I was determined to experience what I was hearing about.

If this was for real I needed to be a part of it.

As the years progressed and I became more formally involved in the ministry, the quest of miracles, signs and wonders became more and more prevalent in my life. I would attend conferences where this seemed to be the topic of focus, I would delve into this subject in great depths in my Biblical studies, sermons, teachings and through prophecies.

It was…

Pawns on God's Chess table?

Recently I had the opportunity to spend some time with a friend that I haven't seen in almost 2 years. As you might imagine we had some "catching up" to do! We had a conversation that ended up delving into some deep and difficult issues. The question that was posed to me was, "Are we simply pawns on God's chess table?" I discovered that perhaps many people struggle with life and what sometimes seems like a fate that is already laid out for us.

It happens to almost all of us... we all have our times when we have questions on why God does things the way He does. Ahhh, that question... WHY?

The Old Testament... Why?
Why would God ask the nation of Israel, God's people to go through all the trouble of obeying the law of Moses? The laws that deal with participating in animal sacrifices, in strict codes of conduct, dietary laws and lifestyles. Why?
Especially if He knew all the time that He was going to come down to earth, manifest Himself in the form of ma…

American Idol(atry)

Great read on what I feel is a great hurdle commonly overlooked by today's "churched" culture. The article can be found under the "Freebies" link on http://www.thecommune-ity.com/.

"American Idol(atry)" by Royce Wilson Rest assured that the very least of my worries, presenting a title such as this, is taking to task reality entertainment. My deepest concern actually revolves around reality itself and the hopes and fears revealed by this reflection of current culture. Ty Burr in Entertainment Weekly recently referred to America as "...a culture built on celebrity worship." He goes on to say, "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness means getting discovered at Schwab's, or writing a best-seller, or becoming the next American Idol." The begging, pleading and profuse weeping of rejected contestants has very little entertainment value the moment one realizes how much emphasis has been placed on needing this type of validation…

Saved To Sacrifice

This is a message I preached at our new home church (Heavenview UPC in Winston Salem, NC). I got this message while I was in Sri Lanka on AIM appointment and felt to preach it a only a couple places. I hope it inspires and motivates you to fulfill God's purpose in your life.

Saved To Sacrifice - Rev. Dan Ponjican

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Just another test in my attempts to be an internet media mogule :)

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Mom's Day...

Early Friday morning at around 1:30AM I got a call from my Dad. Two days before Mother's Day and my mother was in the ER for a heart attack. After a long and trying weekend, I would like to thank all that have prayed for my mother. She is making good progress but is still in ICU at time of this writing. She underwent an angioplasty to remove a blockage and have a stint installed. Thank God for keeping His hand on her! Prayer works!

Mountain Biking

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Last year I picked up biking as another hobby (like I needed one more!). I started out with a used Raleigh I bought off of Craigslist for $100. I quickly found out that I liked it and that I wanted a new bike that fit me better and had better components.

I found a 2005 model Iron Horse Warrior Race on clearance for about $800.


Last weekend was the first time I really had the opportunity to test it out on a good single track/downhill. We went to Dark Mountain in Wilkesboro, NC. Here are some shots of me in action.

Detailing

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I've taken up the art of auto detailing. My black 1999 Ford Mustang Cobra has become my learning "victim"...

Here is a write-up on my process thus far that I posted on Autogeek.net
http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/show-n-shine/4830-1999-black-cobra-paint-correction.html

Here are a couple favorite result shots so far:




Let me know if you are in the NC Piedmont Triad area and you want me to detail your car!

New Episode

Second try...

Let's see if this one works. Not sure if I am doing this right. I tried to find this podcast on itunes but I couldn't find it. Not sure if that is because I didn't do it right of if it just takes time to show up in the system.

Let's see if this one will work.

http://www.youthtroop.com/podcast/danspremiumpodcast.xml
http://www.youthtroop.com/podcast/danspremiumpodcast01.mp3

Trying to create a Podcast

I'm trying to create a podcast...

My First podcast

First Post

Hello everyone!