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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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Living My Faith

Don’t waste your worry

A friend clued me in to using stickers on my fingernails. Nail polish is not an option for me, since as a nursing assistant…

Living My Faith

Worth it!

No sleep. Hours of painful labor. Eight thousand diaper changes. Thousands of dollars in clothing and braces and education and frozen pizzas. Looking back…

Who is God?

Finding God here and now

I just got back from a trip to Ireland. I was part of a group of 16 guys who traveled to the southern part…

Living My Faith

Don’t be a troll

Do you know about troll farms? Until recently, I lived in blissful ignorance. But then I learned how thousands and thousands of people in…

Bible 101

Jesus was a baby … for YOU

When you hear the name Jesus, what picture pops into your head? Maybe you envision a famous painting of a Caucasian-looking Jesus that you…

Living My Faith

If not now, when?

A few years back, I heard a pastor say most people don’t reject Jesus. They just never get around to following him. Each day…

Living My Faith

Showing up

Woody Allen is credited with saying, “Eighty percent of success is showing up.” If you check other sources, he might also have said that…

Living My Faith

YOU are the moon

“You are the light of the world.” If Jesus didn’t say it, we might think it was false teaching. But he did say it…

Who is God?

You’re more than space dust

A couple of weeks ago, NASA released images from the James Webb telescope, the most high-tech telescope ever invented. The images caused a ruckus…

Life’s Challenges

The beauty on the other side of pain

One of my dearest friends is a potter. She wasn’t always. In truth, it’s what she turned to after a grueling season of chemo…

Living My Faith

Let there be lights

A few years back, our family took a tour through Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. At one point in a deep, open part of the…

Social Issues

Your problems are not outside of you

For the past 30 years or so, the self-esteem movement has preached one message: You are wonderful just the way you are. That sounds…