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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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Life’s Challenges

Learning to let go

When my son was born, he caught a cold in the hospital just before coming home. His little nostrils were plugged, and his breathing…

Living My Faith

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…

Who is God?

The moment I almost lost my faith

The religious rug was pulled out from under my feet. In the middle of my studies to become a pastor, I somehow stumbled onto…

Life’s Challenges

5 questions for better decision making

You are bombarded with choices. A survey of two thousand adults by Noom (a psychology-based weight loss app) found that you make 122 informed…

Bible 101

Naked & no shame

It is the kind of verse that makes children snicker. Or it makes groomsmen giggle. Maturity doesn’t always accompany age. “Adam and his wife…

Living My Faith

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…

Living My Faith

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….

Who is God?

Superfans for the LORD

I don’t know if you’re quite as hip as I am (cue raucous laughter), but perhaps you’ve seen the news stories surrounding a certain…

Friends & Family

Fostering friendship leads to happiness

“If you had to make one life choice, right now, to set yourself on the path to future health and happiness, what would it…

Friends & Family

3 steps to better social connection

The health risks associated with a lack of human connection are equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Yikes. That’s not good news—and there’s…

Life’s Challenges

God’s love is bigger than dollar signs

My family and I made a decision recently that was a little bit scary. It was scary because it impacted the amount of monthly…

Life’s Challenges

Goodbye isn’t the end

Goodbye—is there a worse word in the English language? As I type this, I am surrounded by moving boxes and packing tape. Our family…