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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.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains […]

Praise the Lord. Praise God our Savior! For each day he carries us in his arms. (Psalm 68:19) Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the Lord […]

…That the sharing of your faith may become effective by the acknowledgment of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. (Philemon 1:6). Acknowledging every good thing we have in Christ is a good thing to do. Listen […]

Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. (Philippians 1:3) Here is a prayer for a friend on their birthday. You will find both a female as well as a male version. Lift up your loved […]

But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. (Matt. 12:36) This one Scripture needs some attention. We have read it countless times, but do we […]

…Make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another and working together with one mind and purpose. Philippians 2:2 May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each […]

Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy. (Matthew 8:3)   If you have a friend who has been diagnosed with cancer, here is a […]

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal rock. (Isaiah 26: 3,4) And now, dear brothers and sisters, […]

Let them make peace with me. Yes, let them make peace with me. (Isaiah 27:5) He [Jesus] lives forever to intercede with God on their behalf. (Hebrews 7:25) If you are longing for someone to make peace with God, you […]

You are my helper and my savior. O my God, do not delay. (Psalm 40:17)   We have a wonderful handyman. Halvor the handyman. He is 87 years old. He works tirelessly; he can fix anything. He’s saved us thousands of […]