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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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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…

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Four reasons we need each other

Do you have a personal relationship with Jesus? That’s not necessarily a bad question. Our heavenly Father has no grandchildren. You can’t be a…

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Fostering friendship leads to happiness

“If you had to make one life choice, right now, to set yourself on the path to future health and happiness, what would it…

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3 steps to better social connection

The health risks associated with a lack of human connection are equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Yikes. That’s not good news—and there’s…

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To be at peace again

Some of the most comforting verses of the Bible are found in Acts 15:36-40: Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us go…

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Laugh a little

Life can be so serious. There’s a lot of important stuff going on, important things we need to be doing, and important matters we…

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Choose your own adventure with God this summer

If your Bible reading has sloughed a little these last weeks (er, months), Haggai is the perfect book to get you back into it….

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Known and loved

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. A guy in a suit and tie walks into a bar; everyone in the place turns…

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Love is an action

When I started dating my wife, I wrote her long love letters. I poured out my deep emotions in poetic prose. I waited to…

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Let’s talk about sex (and God)

“So, what did your parents teach you about sex?” one of my friends asked a mutual friend as we devoured pizza on his back…

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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…

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Doing life with others

Depending on how you view it, we just enjoyed/endured one of the most romantic/lamest holidays of the year, and I’m not referring to Presidents’…