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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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Bible 101

What are you doing, God?

Within the past few weeks, people I love have been through a lot. A father died unexpectedly. An acquaintance was diagnosed with cancer. A…

Friends & Family

Promposals

3 important reminders we need to share with our teens I think promposals are dumb. There, I said it. My oldest just started high…

Friends & Family

Mommy & Daddy are getting a divorce

Why we need to be proactive in focusing on our marriages The video of the six-year-old girl reacting to the news of her parents’…

Living My Faith

Praying for the ordinary

There is no shortage of prayer needs, right? Churches set up entire prayer chains to pray for people who are either suffering or rejoicing….

Friends & Family

7 lessons in raising heroes

Last week, Spencer Stone, Alek Skarlatos, and Anthony Sadler were on a train to Paris. That’s when these three men stopped a terrorist and…

Friends & Family

Parenting by terror

As if parents don’t have enough fears for their children . . . Have you seen the most recent viral video where Coby Persin,…

Life’s Challenges

I wish I could disappear when I sin (and why I know I can’t)

In June Tullian Tchividjian, a well-known, often-quoted pastor who loved to preach about God’s unlimited grace, stepped down because of an affair. In typical…

Friends & Family

Things Moms say

The other day my kiddos came up with a list of “Things Mom Says.” Five of their top-ten list were: “Just in case . ….

Friends & Family

4 ways to help insecurity-proof your teenage daughters

Just when you think you’ve handled one self-confidence issue with your girls, another pops up. Spin the “this will make your daughter insecure” roulette…

Living My Faith

4 ways to get more comfortable praying out loud

We were at the playground when suddenly the birthday boy somehow cut open his forehead and had to go to the ER for stitches….

Friends & Family

To the moms who take their squirrely kids to church

Dear Mamas of little ones, I sat behind you in church this week. I saw you struggle with holding two kiddos because the one…

Life’s Challenges

What Should I Say When . . .

I don’t know about you, but this being-a-grown-up thing kind of stinks. A quick poll of your friends (and your life!) will show you…