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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

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…

Life’s Challenges

Telling the future

My husband and I were walking in downtown Madison, WI, and passed a man who held a cardboard sign that read, “Tarot Readings.” I…

Life’s Challenges

Grace AND peace!

Christians love the words grace and peace. Those two words are laced through the Bible, peppered into prayers, and bound up in the benediction…

Life’s Challenges

Not-so-fast food for the soul

I eat too fast. This has been a lifelong struggle, and I’m not sure when it started. But when I’m out at a restaurant…

Life’s Challenges

Zoom in for gratitude

A French artist named Lucas Vaskange creates a specific style of digital art known as infinite zoom. Each image he creates has another image…

Life’s Challenges

Your pain has a purpose

I recently read The Problem of Pain by C. S. Lewis, and it shattered some of my old ways of thinking about life’s troubles….

Life’s Challenges

Invisible poison—you need the cure

I had one of the worst days of my life recently when I took my baby in for his one-year-old checkup and found out…

Life’s Challenges

You’re not alone in life’s storms

In my young adult years, unshakable faith came easy. But recently—maybe because of an awareness of so many seemingly impossible situations or maybe because…

Life’s Challenges

Learning to let go

When my son was born, he caught a cold in the hospital just before coming home. His little nostrils were plugged, and his breathing…

Life’s Challenges

5 questions for better decision making

You are bombarded with choices. A survey of two thousand adults by Noom (a psychology-based weight loss app) found that you make 122 informed…

Life’s Challenges

God’s love is bigger than dollar signs

My family and I made a decision recently that was a little bit scary. It was scary because it impacted the amount of monthly…