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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.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation. Psalm 100:4-5 NLT Holidays […]

Let us make Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 1:19-23 our own, asking God to do for us all that Paul saw fit to pray. I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe […]

I have not stopped thanking God for you. I pray for you constantly, asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. […]

“O Lord, do good to those who are good, whose hearts are in tune with you.” Psalm 125:4 Imagine an orchestra where just one instrument is off-key. That dissonance alone would ruin the symphony. Dissonance hurts the ears. Like nails on […]

Solomon was the wisest of kings. After he put the finishing touches on the temple he built for God, he prayed this prayer of blessing, an exquisite final “finishing touch.” This is one we can pray over ourselves, our families, […]

They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them. Psalm 112:7 Tomorrow the United States votes for its 45th President. This has been one of the most harrowing, dramatic, comical, and tragic of elections with […]

Important Disclaimer: We are not in the least against women who have had abortions. In fact, we love them dearly, as some of them are among our dearest friends and family. Those who have talked openly with us have expressed […]

And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. John 14:16,17 Many are confused about how to vote in the 2016 […]

“Everything is possible for one who believes.” Mark 9:23 “Didn’t I tell you that you would see God’s glory if you believe?” So they rolled the stone aside… Then Jesus shouted, “Lazarus, come out!” And the dead man came out, […]

“Repeat these basic essentials over and over to God’s people. Warn them before God against pious nitpicking, which chips away at the faith. It just wears everyone out. Concentrate on doing your best for God, work you won’t be ashamed […]