Prayer, Plain and Simple

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.

Who can list the glorious miracles of the Lord? Who can ever praise him enough? (Psalm 106:2) We make lists everyday of to-do’s, lists of projects, lists of phone calls to make, lists of errands, and shopping lists. We have […]

The Lord cares deeply when his loved ones die. (Psalm 116:15) A beautiful member of our family left this world early this morning. It is a solemn day that reminds us how fleeting our time is here. When a loved […]

He crowns me with love and tender mercies. (Psalm 106:4) You…crowned them with glory and honor. (Hebrews 2:7) Ever wonder what it feels like to be a queen or a king? Ever wonder what the weightiness of a crown feels […]

Put into action the generosity that comes from your faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ. (Philemon 1:6) God is good! And He has good things in store for you! Paul encourages us […]

Prayer is not always easy, and while we don’t necessarily want all our prayers scripted out for us (for we are in relationship with God, and we can speak with Him heart-to-heart all day long), our souls can benefit greatly from […]

But you are to be perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect. (Matthew 5:48) “Who do you think I am, God?” “Hey, I’m only human!” These are the excuses we make for ourselves when we don’t feel like […]

Holding her hand, he said to her, “Talitha koum!” (Mark 5:41) He took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them. (Mark 10:16) Touch is vital to our survival. Psychologists tell us it is our […]

Help me, O Lord my God! Save me because of your unfailing love. (Psalm 109:26) All of us long for perfect love – someone that understands us, knows who we are, and has us foremost on their mind. Everyone on the […]

He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm.  He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”  […]

Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him. (Mark 3:13) …Jesus…led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. (Mark 9:2) Following […]