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Follow Pastor Mike and the other Time of Grace blog writers as they cover a wide variety of topics. Though each writer’s unique style and perspective give each post a different flavor, all of their writing will help you reflect more deeply on the grace of God in your life and how you can live your life to serve him.

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Life’s Challenges

Telling the future

My husband and I were walking in downtown Madison, WI, and passed a man who held a cardboard sign that read, “Tarot Readings.” I…

Living My Faith

Today is the day the Lord has made!

Do you ever shop at Aldi? With four small, seemingly always hungry kids at home, I sure do!  One of my favorite things about…

Who is God?

What does it look like to be still?

One of my favorite Bible verses is Psalm 46:10: “Be still, and know that I am God.” Who knew eight words could be so…

Bible 101

Terms and conditions no longer apply

A while back I bought airplane tickets to speak at an event later this spring. I would fly in one day, speak that evening…

Bible 101

Listen to Jesus’ voice

Last summer my wife and I adopted a puppy named Huckleberry. Since bringing her home, the one thing that’s stood out to me the…

Bible 101

The only filter you need

On Facebook, one of my friends shared one of the best quotes I’ve ever seen attributed to Abraham Lincoln: “Don’t believe everything you read…

Bible 101

No longer stinky

My son is 18 months old, and while I love him dearly and he can be painfully adorable sometimes, other times—he drives me a…

Living My Faith

The true measure of hope

Did you know that psychologists have created a scientific method for measuring hope? It’s called the Adult Hope Scale (AHS). This scale defines hope…

Living My Faith

The most important thing about you

The theologian A. W. Tozer famously said, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us”…

Friends & Family

Hurry home

When my children were young, I used to wait at the end of the driveway on the first days of school. It was always…

Depression & Anxiety

Better than a second chance

In the past, it was easy for me to feed into my fears about entering the public ministry, especially since serving God’s people was…

Who is God?

No “meh” in Messiah

“Behold!” we sang just a few short weeks ago. “Come and see!” we were told. “Joy to the world!” we cried with gusto. “Let…