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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.

“Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between his shoulders.” Deuteronomy 33:12 Almost everyone longs for romance. Little wonder. God was the One […]

Now they know that everything I have is a gift from you, for I have passed on to them the message you gave me. John 17:7,8a ~Jesus’ Prayer (NLT) Shortly before His death and resurrection, Jesus prayed for his disciples. […]

And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. Deuteronomy 6:5 “He was an evil king, for he did not seek the Lord with all his heart.” (2 Chronicles 12:14) […]

“But with God everything is possible. ” ~The Carpenter “Rainy days and Mondays always get me down.” ~The Carpenters Father, As I begin a new week, I lay before you my whole self, spirit, soul, and body. I ask that […]

And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. (Hebrews 11:6) “The world is going to hell in a […]

God’s way is perfect…And He makes my way perfect. Psalm 18:30,32 But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect. Matthew 5:48 The best definition I’ve ever heard of Love is this:  “To fight for […]

The Ark of the Lord remained there in Obed-edom’s house for three months, and the Lord blessed Obed-edom and his entire household. Then King David was told, “The Lord has blessed Obed-edom’s household and everything he has because of the […]

Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening. Suddenly, there was a massive earthquake, and the prison was shaken to its foundations. All the doors immediately flew open, and the […]

“This will be the location for the Temple of the Lord God and the place of the altar for Israel’s burnt offerings.” 1 Chronicles 22:1 NLT Sometimes our best blessings are built on the rubble of our worst failures. David […]

Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. (Psalm 103:20) We had the pleasure of hosting five missionaries in our home this weekend. One of the young […]