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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

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…

Friends & Family

Parenting is not all rainbows and unicorns

Can I be honest? All the memes in the world about cherishing each day with your kids are a little annoying. The most recent…

Life’s Challenges

An f-bomb in the pastor’s office

The woman dropped the f-bomb in my office. And she didn’t even flinch. I tried to hide how offended I was, to take a…

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…