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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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Prayer

Don’t let God rest

So there I was, wide awake at 3:57 a.m. (Thanks a lot, time change.) I quietly got out of bed, went to the main…

Living My Faith

What I pray (almost) every morning

There’s a passage I pray almost every morning. I say “almost” because I’m not a morning person. Some mornings I wake up in a…

Living My Faith

The more ideas we have for prayer, the better!

I had a headache. I was tired. I had worked that morning, been in the car for three hours, and attended my son’s eighth-grade…

Living My Faith

When God doesn’t answer your prayers (the way you hoped he would)

As our family started talking about a summer vacation, we had one thing in mind: the blue-green water and flourlike sand of the Caribbean….

Friends & Family

Keep praying for your pastor

“It’s a good life.” That’s how a friend of mine who is a pastor describes his career. Isn’t that awesome? At the same time,…

Friends & Family

Praying for your spouse

A few years ago, my pastor preached a sermon on marriage. He gave us a prayer he thought we might find helpful as we…

Life’s Challenges

You must not love God enough

This week I’ve heard some pretty sad stories from Christians. They shared with me that they are going through hard times (or have in…

Prayer

What’s your prayer posture?

As a child, I was taught that when you pray you close your eyes and bow your head. Well, obviously that makes sense—because a…

Living My Faith

Why isn’t God doing what I want him to do?

It takes a lot of courage to say this, but sometimes (a lot of the time?!) I question God and his timing. I bet…

Bible 101

God REALLY is listening—and answering

This week I was reading one of my favorite sections of the Bible. It might seem unusual to you, but for me it shows…

Life’s Challenges

Attention middle-of-the-night worriers!

I am so good at not worrying. Ha! . . . until I wake up at 2 A.M. And then all my stress catches up with…

Friends & Family

31 days of proactively praying for your kids (and grandkids!)

Raising kids can be so hard. They cause you to worry, stress, fret, cry . . . pray. Your daughter is struggling in school,…