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Keep On Keeping On

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Jun 30, 2009  /     Articles, Devotional, Posted from Home, Teachings  /     0 Comment

Earlier today I was out shopping with my kids at our local mall. We passed one particular store where my son knows there is an elaborate toy train set that he loves to play with. He asked me if he could play with it before we left the mall and I agreed. A few minutes later he asked again…and again and again and again. The entire time we were in the mall his incessant requisition persisted until finally I stopped procrastinating the inevitable and I said, “Okay let’s go play with the trains.” He was elated. As we were walking towards the store he said, “Dad, I just keep asking because I REALLY want to play with the trains…can I have a drink?”

I know that I am not the only parent who has a persistent child…they all seem to come with this built in quality. But believe it or not, it does not annoy me. In fact I think we could all learn from this…Jesus seemed to think so.

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By Daniel Kolenda   /     Jun 27, 2009  /     Articles, Devotional, Posted from Home  /     3 Comments

When I asked my Facebook friends to contribute to a list of their favorite quotes a couple of days ago, I received an avalanche of replies. I have posted some of the best ones here along with a bunch of my own favorites. The quotes having some evangelistic application are especially appropriate to this blog, so they are listed first. If you contributed a quote that didn’t make it on the list, it may have something to do with the length. When it comes to great sayings, remember Shakespeare’s rule; “Brevity is the soul of wit.” Enjoy!

“God sends no one away empty except those who are full of themselves.” ~ DL Moody

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Thoughts on Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett and Life

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Jun 25, 2009  /     Articles, Devotional, Posted from Home, Teachings  /     0 Comment

Today was a busy day for news outlets around the world. It began with the sad passing of Farrah Fawcett; the beautiful actress from Charlie’s Angels, after a three-year battle with cancer. Her death was eclipsed, however, this afternoon, with the shocking and unexpected death of Michael Jackson who had a sudden, massive cardiac arrest. Both celebrities died today; June 25, 2009.

Everyone seems to have an opinion of Michael Jackson’s controversial life. Whether they hate him for his bizarre and contemptible behavior with children or worship him for his extraordinary musical talent, there is a gushing of emotions from all sides. I think that these expressions are little more then pretenses for deeper emotions that people feel, but no one will admit to.

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Waiting for the Rapture??

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Jun 25, 2009  /     Articles, Devotional, Posted from Home, Teachings  /     3 Comments

I heard a minister recently talking about the rapture and trying to make the point that every prophecy necessary to the return of Christ has already been fulfilled. One of his points was that the Gospel has already been preached in all the world according to the promise of Jesus in Matt 24:14 (And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.), “Now” he said, “We’re just waiting for Jesus to come back.”

If you are one of those standing in line waiting for the rapture like a ride at Disney World, consider these statistics on world evangelism that I have collected from a variety of sources. As you read these keep in mind that in the United States there is 1 ordained minister for every 200 people. Yet…

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A Word for the United Kingdom – THE TIME IS NOW!

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Jun 23, 2009  /     Posted from Home  /     0 Comment

My wife and I are preparing to be in the U.K. July 9-13 for a highly anticipated time of ministry there. The following is a word that the Lord laid on my heart for the U.K. For more information about our visit; dates and venues please visit I’ve also included a little treat at the end of the post…enjoy. United Kingdom…THE TIME IS NOW!

Esther was a young Jewish woman that was born as a minority in an oppressive society into a broken family situation; the odds were against her right from the start. But virtually overnight, Esther went from rags to riches, from poverty to the palace, and became the wife of King Xerxes I, making her one of the most powerful women in the world. 

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