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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.

 May he equip you with all you need for doing his will. May he produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to him. All glory to him forever and ever! Amen (Hebrews […]

“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago” (Ephesians 2:10 NLT). God has a plan for your life – your purpose for being on […]

“Let us hold firmly to what we believe” (Hebrews 4:14b). Money, opportunities, good relationships, hopes for our future – we have all allowed these things to slip through our fingers. And if we don’t hang on tightly to Truth, if […]

“Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God” Psalm 42:5. “Winter can be brutal on your hands.” So said the ancient […]

“Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them” (Ephesians 4:19b NLT). “The tongue can bring death or life” (Proverbs 18:21a).     To leave a room better […]

“Who may stand in His holy place? Only those…who…never tell lies…” (Psalm 24:3b,4) And the words of the Lord are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times. (Psalm 12:6) How many times a day do […]

“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 […]