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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

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…

Bible 101

Jesus’ love makes life sweet

Have you ever tried to make a cake with small children? While it’s fun, it’s also a messy endeavor, and there’s no guaranteeing your…

Living My Faith

What are you thankful for?

Let me set the scene for you. Thanksgiving Day. After having their hands slapped a few times in failed food-snitching attempts, the family finally…

Living My Faith

3 steps for talking about Jesus

As a writer, I’ve often heard the advice to KISS—Keep It Simple, Stupid. So today I’m keeping it simple about a topic we tend…

Who is God?

A crash test dummy’s guide to reading the Bible

It seems to me that when a car manufacturer creates a new car model, there are two very important teams that participate in the…

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….

Living My Faith

Using your time even better

Pastor Mike’s latest sermon series may challenge you a bit. It changed my perspective. Maybe you, like me, tend to justify the way you…

Living My Faith

You are what you look at

“The eye is the lamp of the body.” This strange image comes from Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5–7, specifically 6:22). He…

Living My Faith

Bringing light to the world

Last year at a Little League championship game, 12-year-old Kaiden Shelton threw a pitch that hit Isaiah Jarvis in the head. Isaiah fell to…

Living My Faith

Being persistent, not stubborn

Today I want to talk to all the dreamers out there. I don’t mean the nighttime dreamers; I mean the other kind. If you…

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…