Author: Angela Herrington

Grace

How many times is someone hurt, you ask for forgiveness, and turn right around and do the same thing again? I’ve been there too and it totally stinks, but sometimes you can see it coming. You forgive anyway, but you anticipate the process not changing the person. How many times have we been the one not learning from our mistakes when it comes to our relationship with God? The problem is that we expect our awareness of the issue and God’s forgiveness to create this massive change, but somehow we never consider the thing that has to happen in...

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Hey Christian Musician

Hey Christian musician. Can we talk? I love what you do every week on Sunday morning and it just wouldn’t be the same without you because music is definitely where I sense God the most. But I really need to ask a favor. Long before I show up in this pew Sunday morning, there’s a Saturday night. On Saturday night, I heard songs on the radio that I connected with, but none of them offered me a way out of the pit that I was in. The problem with Saturday night, is that sometimes it seems like Sunday morning...

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The Way To Get Out of ‘Freak-Out’ Mode: Sit And Listen

While sitting down with my son to look over his online gradebook, I noticed his stress ratcheting up every time he didn’t have a perfect grade. The few assignments the teacher had not entered yet were stirring up the reservoir of fear deep in his belly and with every word he grew closer to tears. “I did that one. I don’t know why it’s not in there. I don’t know why my grade is so bad. Mommy, will you call her and tell her I did those papers?” He had crossed into full blown ‘freak out mode’ in less...

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#prayforParis

It’s no secret that bad things happen in this world, that tragedy strikes everywhere.  As we continue to pray for Paris, we also pray with and for all of you who have been touched by tragedy this week. It is in Christ that we have this hope as an anchor for our souls.  And He has overcome the world.  Let us press on toward the goal with perseverance, that we may run the race marked out for us, supporting each other and praying for each other in all circumstances....

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Sit At His Feet Today

I keep thinking if I just work a little harder, I will get caught up and be ready to go where God calls. Sound familiar? I’m a lot like Martha. Worrying, preparing, and missing the fact that Jesus is sitting right in front of me. Sometimes I even get resentful towards the Marys who are already sitting in His presence while I rush around checking off my list. People are pretty hard on Martha because they see her as a resentful worrier. Perhaps, like me, Martha was just trying to get here responsibilities taken care of so she could give her full attention to Jesus. Perhaps we are hard on Martha, because we deep down we know we are more like her than we want to admit. Have you ever thought sitting at Jesus’ feet is something we will do when our debt is paid down, our kids are grown, the house is clean, work slows down, or we finish some big project? Sometime in the future when all of those things are taken care of, He will get our full attention. But notice what He told Martha. “But the Lord said to her, “My dear Martha, you are worried and upset over all these details! There is only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke...

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