Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,     for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning;     great is your faithfulness (Lamentations 3:22,23). A Plain and Simple Prayer… Jesus, I woke up today and remembered that You are still on the throne. You are very much alive, still risen and victorious over death. The angels…

So the last will be first, and the first will be last (Matthew 20:15,16). The Kingdom of God isn’t fair. It is just, but just not fair. This is actually a bit of wonderful news for most of us, which is exactly what the word “Gospel” means:  good news, news that encourages our souls and…

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in…

Because he has set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him. I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name (has a personal knowledge of my mercy, love and kindness; trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no never). Psalm 91:14 Amplified The Lord’s primary…

If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him! (Luke 11:13) I love the redemptive nature of Charles Dickens’ novels. Oliver Twist is a favorite, and the moment when Oliver gets…

If God hadn’t been there for me, I never would have made it. The minute I said, “I’m slipping, I’m falling,” your love, God, took hold and held me fast. When I was upset and beside myself, you calmed me down and cheered me up. (Psalm 94:17-19) But when he saw the wind, he was…

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith (Hebrews 12:1,2a). We’ve been discussing Scriptures pertaining…

Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ (Philippians 3:8). Our last blog post discussed Jesus’ approach to purging or pruning things that…

“Every tree.. that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire” (Matthew 3:10). The New Year motivates us to reorganize, re-energize, and de-clutter our lives and our spaces. There are several excellent approaches we can take: There is the Kon-Mari method, a global sensation, developed by Marie Kondo, Japanese organizational…

…Think differently…Change your mind… changing your conduct–for the Kingdom of God is at hand…. Let your lives prove your change of heart. (Matthew 3:2,8 AMP) It was a new season, a new age. A new kingdom had come. John the Baptist got wind of it first, and as a prophet of God, he went around…

Mark and Jill Herringshaw
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Mark and Jill Herringshaw

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.

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