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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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Talking to your kids about dating

A few years ago, one of my daughter’s homework assignments included having a conversation with her parents—about dating. While the phrase “living on a…

Depression & Anxiety

6 ways to lessen your college stress

As college students are preparing to go to school, they are making packing lists: Bedding. Check. Toiletries. Check. Phone charger. Check. Turns out, they…

Friends & Family

31 days of proactively praying for your kids (and grandkids!)

Raising kids can be so hard. They cause you to worry, stress, fret, cry . . . pray. Your daughter is struggling in school,…

Prayer

Time to Pray

From election politics to the economy, from healthcare to social issues, this year has given us so many opportunities to talk about the serious…

Bible 101

Meditating on Scripture

The Bible can be intimidating, can’t it? With 66 separate books inside and over ¾-million words, that’s a lot to read. And where do…

Friends & Family

2 Questions to Ask Your Kids Today!

Journalist Hilde Kate Lysiak broke a news story about a neighborhood murder. After talking with neighbors and police, she posted a full-length story and…

Friends & Family

6 ways to show your kids they are precious to you

Adam LaRoche—a baseball player for the Chicago White Sox—walked away from 13 million dollars. When the team’s vice president told LaRoche that his 14-year-old…

Life’s Challenges

You are not free porn

Dear girls . . . lovely, beautiful tween and teenage girls, You are not free porn. I know you want the boy to like…

Life’s Challenges

God is good even when life is not

This Thanksgiving, as part of our prayers, my family will say, “O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good.” At one church we…

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’…