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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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Living My Faith

You don’t know what you don’t know

My almost 18-year-old son is working with a contractor for the summer, mostly landscaping. When he asked if I wanted to make the front…

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Beware of the satanic three-step

A number of years ago, I heard Christian biologist Dr. David Menton give a presentation in which he described the satanic three-step. It’s a…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Exercise your faith!

Every year around this time of year, people come out of their food- and Christmas celebration-induced haze and realize their pants don’t fit quite…

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Resolve to serve

Happy New Year! Have you made a resolution yet? I haven’t made a long-term one because I’m trying something new. I’m focusing on a…

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New Year, new you?

New Year’s resolutions can be good. They motivate. They’re a plan for doing better in the future. They can be a great way to…

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God’s New Year’s resolutions

The moment we unwrap the last Christmas present, we quickly turn our attention to the next year—and everything we’re going to change about our…

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How can you make the most of Christmas?

In 48 hours, it’ll all be over. For the past two months, most retailers and radio stations have been preparing you for this moment….