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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

Don’t lose your Easter joy

Have you noticed secular society largely ignores Easter? I suppose if you don’t believe in Jesus, there’s no reason to celebrate him rising from…

Life’s Challenges

How I came to (a deeper) faith in Jesus

I inherited Christianity. That is to say, I was raised in a Christian household, went to Sunday worship, and attended Christian schools. My life…

Living My Faith

“You suck”

My son, husband, and I were listening to a presentation by a mental performance coach. He invited a dozen high school football players to…

Life’s Challenges

In a world of conspiracies, how do you find the truth?

The Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma was prophetic. Granted it is ironic that Netflix produced a movie that bashed addictive media that removes people…

Living My Faith

Truth and consequences

Pilate then went back inside the palace, summoned Jesus and asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”  Jesus said, “My kingdom is…

Life’s Challenges

Hold on to the reality of hope

The war in Ukraine adds one more item on our two-year list of collective crises. There is no need for me to rehash all…

Life’s Challenges

The Lord will be your confidence

The Israelite army was afraid. In fact, King “Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified” (1 Samuel 17:11) because of the giant…

Living My Faith

Should you “do Lent”?

Churchy words can be weird. (That’s why Pastor Mike has a six-part series talking about them.) Pretty soon you’ll be hearing another one: Lent….

Depression & Anxiety

What lux!

February. The longest shortest month of the year. Thankfully the Roman emperors who modified the calendar gave it only 28 days and only allowed…

Friends & Family

Love is an action

When I started dating my wife, I wrote her long love letters. I poured out my deep emotions in poetic prose. I waited to…

Depression & Anxiety

Help carry the load

On January 30, Cheslie Kryst, Miss USA 2019, died by suicide. With a law degree and an MBA, she was a civil attorney, a…

Life’s Challenges

You were not meant to carry your burdens

Young adults and the elderly seem to share the ability to be transparent. On New Year’s Eve, a young man sat in my living…