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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.

You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book. Psalm 56:8 The Lord helps the fallen. He lifts those bent beneath their loads. Psalm 145:14 […]

No one can measure his greatness. Psalm 145:3 The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Psalm 37:23 When we see God as He truly is, His goodness begins to manifest in […]

But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things! (Galatians 5:22,23) Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the […]

Like an open book…     all the stages of my life were spread out before you, The days of my life all prepared     before I’d even lived one day. (Psalm 139:16 The Message) “Every moment was laid […]

“By this time tomorrow….” 2 Kings 7:1 “This is a day of good news…!” 2 Kings 7:9 “Now all glory to God who is able through His mighty power at work within us to accomplish infinitely more than we might […]

“Alas, my master! What shall we do?” So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” (2 Kings 6:15b,16) You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, […]

“It will be all right.” (2 Kings 4:23) “It is well.” (2 Kings 4:26) Elisha promised a son to a childless woman; he proclaimed this miracle and it came to pass exactly as he had predicted. But a few years […]

Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever […]

And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. […]

As we continue praying the prayers of the Bible over our lives and loved ones, today we will focus on Paul’s prayer found in Ephesians 3:14-17. When I think of all this, I fall to my knees and pray to […]