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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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Depression & Anxiety

Start seeing the blessings

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

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,…

Depression & Anxiety

Breaking the silence on mental health

It’s not unusual for the Royal Family to be in the news. But this time the reason is unusual. For the first time, two princes…

Friends & Family

Ways to love . . . when you don’t—or don’t want to

No one ever told you that the promise to love, honor, and cherish would be so much work. The adrenaline rush of new love makes…

Life’s Challenges

Talk to yourself. Don’t listen to yourself.

There I was, just before the workout began, whining about what was ahead. Mainly I was nervous because the movements that day weren’t exactly…

Friends & Family

“I want a divorce”

Apparently nothing quite says “Happy New Year!” like the words: “I want a divorce.” According to lawyers, though, that’s exactly what happens—and law firms…