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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.

“You will not fear the terror of night.” Psalm 91:5a “Fear not.” ~Jesus By some counts the imperative, “Fear not,” occurs 365 times in the Bible: one for every day of the year. And for good reason. We all have cause […]

You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you treat them with contempt? For we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. (Romans 14:10) Contempt is now a fixture in the landscape of our culture, […]

Why re-invent the wheel? Sometimes the Book of Psalms is the only prayer resource we need. Psalm 143 is one to turn to when you are feeling overwhelmed by a trial. Use it today as your template for prayer. Start […]

Do to others whatever you would like them to do to you. Matthew 7:12 And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? Matthew 7:3 I might have a full floweret […]

You faithfully answer our prayers with awesome deeds, O God our Savior. (Psalm 65:5) The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. (James 5:16) What is the big deal about prayer? Prayer isn’t wishful […]

When Job prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes. In fact, the Lord gave him twice as much as before! (Job 42:10) But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! (Matthew 5:44) So much […]

“Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you” 1 Peter 5:7 (NLT). “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all he has done” (Phil. 4:6). […]

You have allowed me to suffer much hardship, but you will restore me to life again and lift me up from the depths of the earth. You will restore me to even greater honor and comfort me once again. Then […]

“From the ends of the earth I cry to you for help when my heart is overwhelmed. Lead me to the towering rock of safety, for you are my safe refuge, a fortress where my enemies cannot reach me. Let […]

“But straightway Jesus spoke to them saying, ‘Be of good cheer. It is I. Be not afraid’” (Matthew 14:27). “In this world you shall have tribulation. But be of good cheer. I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). “Be of […]