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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.

The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. (Proverbs 18:21) What if our words carried a scent with them – our negative words a stench and our positive words a […]

I will search for faithful people to be my companions. (Psalm 101:6)   What do you look for in a friend? Sometimes we make friends who have similar interests, tastes, employment, or even looks. One often sees friends walking together […]

To you the night shines as bright as day. Darkness and light are the same to you. (Psalm 139:12) The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, which shines ever brighter until the full light of […]

But each day the Lord pours his unfailing love upon me, and through each night I sing his songs, praying to God who gives me life. (Psalm 42:8 NLT) Have you ever tried to praise your way out of the […]

God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) How do we begin to pray for the victims and their families in […]

God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) How do we begin to pray for the victims and their families in […]

God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) How do we begin to pray for the victims and their families in […]

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run […]

For the angel of the Lord is a guard; he surrounds and defends all who fear him. (Psalm 34:7) Angels are…servants – spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation. (Hebrews 1:14) Santa Claus, the Sand Man, The […]

David went through some harrowing experiences before he became the king. The interim between his anointing over Israel and actually being seated on the throne were marked by years of turmoil, danger, and exile. He lived a wilderness experience that most […]