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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

Let go of regret

In her book 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, Amy Morin lists how someone can get stuck in their past: You wish you…

Who is God?

We must not diminish

My heart is heavy. It is grieving for dear friends of mine who have been through an unfathomable tragedy. For someone who normally leans…

Life’s Challenges

Grace is enough

In the Old Testament, God brought the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt where they had been enslaved for over 400…

Taboo

Offended by hell?

NPR published an article in 2017 about a government confirmation hearing that quickly turned into a religious debate. Talking about religion in a public…

Life’s Challenges

Doctrine happens in the kitchen

A friend recently told me that he went to a personal trainer with three goals: to increase strength, to improve balance, and to lose…

Taboo

I/Me/Mine

As I sit down to write this blog post, I have so many things bouncing around in my head about Pastor Mike’s Dirty Bible…

Living My Faith

Struggling to forgive?

On Memorial Day, my husband and I traveled to attend a graduation party. We had traveled an unspecified distance (still under dispute—one of the…

Living My Faith

Praying against evil

I was having a conversation with a group of strangers when things started getting weird. The woman next to me said all sorts of…

Living My Faith

Don’t wait … go all out for Jesus!

In her book The Happiness Project, author Gretchen Rubin spent a year focusing on improving different aspects of her life in order to become…

Who is God?

I will handle it

On my wedding day, my mom gifted me with something that I finally realized the full weight of today (15 years later). We were…

Life’s Challenges

Jesus is worth it!

“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God” (Acts 16:25). That’s nice, isn’t it? A neat little story about a…

Life’s Challenges

How could a good God allow so much suffering?

The problem of evil and suffering is the most challenging indictment against the Christian faith. The question is straightforward: How could a good God…