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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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Who is God?

The masks of God

Is God working in your life right now? Are you able to sense his presence and see all the ways he’s active in blessing…

Life’s Challenges

Enough

“I didn’t get enough sleep last night.” “There’s not enough coffee to get me through this day.” “I didn’t study enough for that test.”…

Living My Faith

3 words that will change your Valentine’s Day (especially if you’re single)

In my almost 40 years on the earth, I’ve experienced the four emotions of Valentine’s Day—loneliness, euphoria, pressure, and apathy. From puberty through my…

Living My Faith

Is following God like eating boiled brussels sprouts?

My mother is a good cook, so I enjoyed almost everything she made when I was a kid. But every once in a while…

Living My Faith

What’s your action plan?

Death made headlines again. Immediately after the news of Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crash spread, the posts on social media were begging us to hug…

Prayer

What it feels like to wrestle with God

“What do you want, Lord?” I whisper this prayer first thing in the morning. Then before the sun rises, I go to church. I…

Life’s Challenges

We’re not alone while we wait

It all started at Christmas. My husband and I were in church and the pastor shared how King Ahaz was told, “Therefore the Lord…

Life’s Challenges

Are there idols in your life?

Recently I’ve been reading through and teaching parts of the Old Testament. It’s easy to throw our Old Testament ancestors under the bus. Bowing…

Bible 101

Free gloves

Recently my two older boys attended a youth group event at our church. Before enjoying pizza and a Packers game (two quintessential youth group…

Living My Faith

Watch your mouth

I’m a big fan of words and talking with both people I know and people I’m about to know. This is a positive because…

Life’s Challenges

The best way to begin your day

Each morning our bodies instinctively strive for harmony. Psychologists call this homeostasis, or equilibrium. For example, if we wake up tired, we reach for…

Living My Faith

What are you filling up on?

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you didn’t surprise yourself? You know, those moments when something comes out of your mouth that catches even you…