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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

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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I hope you’re satisfied

You shall have no other gods. We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things.           If you grew up in the…

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Abuse: How can I help?

Have you been following along with the current Time of Grace series on abuse? If so, I’m betting you—like me—have been thinking a lot…

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Wait—THAT’S what I look like!

When you live in the same place for a long time, it becomes your baseline for normal. Noisy planes overhead become commonplace background noise….

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What is the real message of Easter?

For over a thousand years, Jewish believers worshiped God on Saturday, also called the Sabbath. But after Jesus rose from the dead, early Christians…

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Fast learners

Have you ever done a fast? Perhaps you’ve fasted for Lent or for your health or for a medical procedure. Fasting is coming back…

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The devil won’t get you

My family was driving through Alabama on our recent spring break trip when a billboard on I-65 suggested: “GO TO CHURCH! Or the Devil…

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No matter what

I’ve had this repetitive thought in my mind lately. It’s a question, really. It shows up every time I say “I’m so blessed” in…

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Revival!

Asbury University in Kentucky made the news a few weeks ago. After a chapel service on February 8, students stayed to sing and pray…