Author: Patrick McBane Created: 6/11/2009 4:25 AM
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 What’s troubling you today?

Trouble - a :  to agitate mentally or spiritually; to produce physical disorder in; to put to exertion or inconvenience <I'm sorry to trouble you>; to put into confusion; to become mentally agitated

So what’s troubling you today?

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On one side of permissions is what we allow / permit.  On the other side of permissions is what we withhold / or forbid.

The difficulty in understanding the realm of permissions (Kingdom Living) is that we have a human nature that pulls us away from its blessings.  That human nature bends toward temporary and unsatisfactory substitutes.  It is influenced by the tyranny of the urgent.  Eventually this will cause trouble for us.  



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 One of the things that I've determined since I've been traveling abroad and now back here in the US, is that the world is in the midst of an identity crisis and whoever wins the identity battle will win the day.


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Grafted In

There’s a unique dynamic a play in our world today.  Everyone wants freedom, respect and fair treatment, and provisional blessings.  Unfortunately this dynamic cannot be achieved outside of relationship.

Let me explain…

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Transformation Word of the Day – “Exchange”

Exchange - the act or process of substituting one thing for another;

Most of us – including me – spend an unnecessary amount of time fighting against perceived or known obstacles. Those obstacles typically start with our thoughts. When we fight against negative thoughts – essentially we spend additional time focusing on the very thing we’re trying to get rid of.

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Choices Ahead!

Here in the West – (for some of us) the first choice we make in the morning is what to have for breakfast. You see it’s complicated! Right? I mean I open the cupboard and I’m immediately overwhelmed. There are four different kinds of cereal to choose from - Ah…Choices!

Choices or Options should be empowering. If they become overwhelming...

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Resolving to spend more time with God? Resolving to love others more? Resolving to pray more in 2014?

The only resolution you need to meet all of your goals in 2014 is the resolve to trust, inquire and discover the Lord in ways you never done before.
Know this – there is absolutely NOTHING that is...

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“The LORD gave me this answer: ‘Write down clearly on tablets what I reveal to you, so that it can be read at a glance.’” (Habakkuk 2:2 TEV)
As we launch from 2013 into a new year, with renewed hopes and anticipated outcomes and restored joy… LET’S PRAY!
I don’t know if you’re a writer or not, but I have a challenge for you as you enter this new year. Start a prayer journal.
Prayer is meant to be...

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I'm praying for you today...

“I pray that the God of HOPE would FILL YOU with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)

Every painful experience I have had in my life has brought me closer to God’s love and goodness for me. It took a while for me to realize that this was why God would allow certain things into my life. The realization was solidified by understanding that God was for me and everything that He allowed to pass into my life was for my benefit and His glory.

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A powerful story of One Woman's path to transformation


In April and May of this year I took a trip of a lifetime to Africa. In more ways than one I learned way more about myself than I thought possible. It's inevitable when you open your heart and life up to others - you become the one who is blessed.

Pamela was one of several stories along the way, but by far the most profound. Imagine being orphaned at age 6, and tasked with raising your 5 siblings on the street.

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