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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.

“Change Your hearts and stop being stubborn.” Deuteronomy 10:16 A stubborn soul refuses to see the need to change. A person who is stubborn can certainly see areas where others need to change but will stop short of seeing the […]

If you obey all the decrees and commands I am giving you today, all will be well with you and your children. I am giving you these instructions so you will enjoy a long life… (Deuteronomy 4:40) My purpose is […]

“I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners and need to repent.” (Luke 5:32) Jesus hung around folks that weren’t church-goers. He associated with broken people, people who were […]

“All of my children are taught by the LORD, and great is their peace.” Isaiah 54:13 Peace is a comprehensive concept in Scripture. The Hebrew meaning for shalom encompasses every possible blessing we can imagine. Let’s take the definition of […]

“You have stayed at this mountain long enough! It is time to break camp and move on.” (Deuteronomy 1:6 NLT) The Israelites had just been delivered from slavery, they had received and agreed to the terms of God’s covenant, and […]

Today we will pray for our children directly from Paul’s letter in Philippians 1:3-11 NLT. We have emboldened the Scripture below. Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. Thank you, Father, for my child. Thank […]

Father, Teach our children to learn how to love. You’ve spelled it out, defined it, drawn the boundaries around it, and painted a picture of what it looks like with every step Jesus took on this earth. I speak Your […]

A Father’s Marriage Blessing May you both know the security of being fully known, fully accepted and fully loved. May you discover the richness of commitment. By saying “Yes” to each other you have said “No” to so many other […]

Come out to see King Solomon, young women of Jerusalem. He wears the crown his mother gave him on his wedding day, his most joyous day. (Song of Songs 3:11) Our son is getting married this week. We will set […]

You are blessed because you believed that the Lord would do what He said. (Luke 1:45) Father, I believe. Help me in my unbelief. I not only desire but desperately need the blessings that accompany the faithful of heart, those […]

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