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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.

He has said, “I will never [under any circumstances] desert you [nor give you up nor leave you without support, nor will I in any degree leave you helpless], nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My […]

Bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure— you, the righteous God who probes minds and hearts. Psalm 7:9 The escalating political tension and violence in the United States is disturbing to say the […]

You might love the guy; you might not. Either way, we as believers are encouraged – rather commanded – to pray for our political leaders, irregardless of their political persuasion or ours. Psalm 72 is a wonderful prayer for a governmental […]

You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forevermore. (Psalm 16:11) Words evolve to mean new things, and the term, “Pleasure” is no exception. Once again […]

I desire You more than anything on earth. Psalm 73:25 The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall want for nothing… (Psalm 23) Hardly anyone escapes the trap of addictions. Some addictions are more insidious than others, but from heroin-addicts to coffee-aholics, […]

“Here is my advice: It would be good for you to finish what you started a year ago.”        2 Corinthians 8:10 Half way through 2017 is a good time to do a check-up on the goals we […]

I will tell everyone about your righteousness. All day long I will proclaim your saving power… (Psalm 71:15) …I will tell everyone that you alone are just. (Psalm 71:16) I will tell about your righteous deeds all day long… (Psalm […]

Sometimes we just don’t know where to start or how to pray. At times like that, we have lots of resources to turn to in the Word. Paul’s prayer for his friends in Phillipi is a beautiful and comprehensive prayer […]

And you will desire to control your husband, but he will rule over you. (Genesis 3:16) Inequality between the sexes began when we locked God out of the garden and decided to forge our own path to knowledge and self-actualization. […]

The Lord cares deeply when his loved ones die. (Psalm 116:15) There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15:13) “…We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain […]