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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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Being human

When my youngest daughter was born, she came out crying. The doctor said, “It’s a girl!” but my daughter just cried at the sound…

Taboo

Jesus wants to talk with you

She was sure she was on the right side of this. Yeah, the man speaking to her didn’t seem like he had it in…

Taboo

The truth is, my life is messy too

A couple months ago, I interviewed two women who had abortions. The particulars of each pregnancy—that neither were married, neither father wanted the pregnancy…

Living My Faith

Are you confused about home?

My family lives on almost 12 acres of land. For three years my husband tried his hand at being a beekeeper, but Wisconsin winters…

Taboo

Be That Friend

If, by God’s grace, you aren’t the one in three or four who have experienced abuse, you might not know what to do to…

Who is God?

Fully present

There’s nothing quite like having someone’s full attention. They’re present. They’re listening. They have their phone put away, and their eyes are focused on…

Living My Faith

How does your garden grow?

When we lived in Minnesota, we had a huge garden—I’m talking 40 feet of asparagus, 20 pepper plants in pots, rhubarb, raspberries, strawberries, a…

Bible 101

Why did God create hell?

The 20th century was the epoch of evil. Yes, it was also a time of great advancement in technology and medicine. Yet even those…

Bible 101

Your sins are not like coffee grounds

It was 5:20 A.M. I was pulling out the coffeepot to pour my first cup when things went tragically awry. (I use the word…

Taboo

The path to true healing goes through Christ

“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the…

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Reach out in love to help those impacted by abuse

“In you, LORD, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame. In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me; turn your…

Life’s Challenges

Carry on

Following the death of Prince Philip, I read a quote from Nick Bullen, who worked with the prince for his 90th birthday celebration. “He…