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Mark and Jill Herringshaw and their four children have been ministering in their local church since 1990. Jill is an accomplished worship leader and recording artist with several CDs in Target stores’ “Lifescapes” collection. Mark is the former pastor of the 7,000 member North Heights Lutheran Church. He holds a Ph.D. in leadership from Regent University, is the author of three books and a recognized conference speaker.

“Letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace” (Romans 8:6). “And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true and honorable and right and pure and lovely and admirable. Think […]

Set a guard over my mouth, Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips (Psalm 141:3). …No human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison (James 3:8). The tongue has the power […]

To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1). Whatever you do, do well (Ecclesiastes 9:10). Discovering our priorities is an important part of time management. How can we order our days according to […]

 May he equip you with all you need for doing his will. May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to him. All glory to him forever and ever! Amen (Hebrews […]

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago” (Ephesians 2:10 NLT). God has a plan for your life – your purpose for being on […]

“Let us hold firmly to what we believe” (Hebrews 4:14b). Money, opportunities, good relationships, hopes for our future – we have all allowed these things to slip through our fingers. And if we don’t hang on tightly to Truth, if […]

“Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God” Psalm 42:5. “Winter can be brutal on your hands.” So said the ancient […]

“Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them” (Ephesians 4:19b NLT). “The tongue can bring death or life” (Proverbs 18:21a).     To leave a room better […]

“Who may stand in His holy place? Only those…who…never tell lies…” (Psalm 24:3b,4) And the words of the Lord are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times. (Psalm 12:6) How many times a day do […]

“Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between his shoulders.” Deuteronomy 33:12 Almost everyone longs for romance. Little wonder. God was the One […]