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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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Friends & Family

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…

Social Issues

Immigration and your soul

In mid-June I went to Quito, Ecuador, for a short-term mission trip. I hadn’t been there in 12 years, so I was eager to…

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…

Living My Faith

Take your kids church shopping

On New Year’s Eve morning, my home congregation didn’t have a worship service, so my family tried something new. Instead of doing a devotion…

Depression & Anxiety

Start seeing the blessings

It’s Thanksgiving, and many people will sit down at beautiful tables today, surrounded by food, friends, and family. Inside, though, some will be feeling…

Life’s Challenges

We can’t let fear rule

Just one week ago, the phone rang at 11:40 P.M. Her shaking voice said, “Mom, I’m okay, but . . .” Then she told…

Friends & Family

One question to ask when you’re looking for “The One”

My husband and I agree that if we had lived in the same city when we were dating, we probably wouldn’t be married. At…

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…

Bible 101

Waiting for heaven while living on earth

Sometimes it’s just hard, isn’t it? This world is heavy. The more you grow up, the more you live with the reality of pain…

Life’s Challenges

Looking for a Magic Pill?

My post last week focused on suicide, mental health, and depression in teenagers. But you’re a grown-up now. What about you—and the struggles you’re…

Depression & Anxiety

1 reason why . . . you should have a conversation about 13 Reasons Why

What’s the 1 reason why you need to talk about 13 Reasons Why? Because you’re the parent.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about,…