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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

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…

Life’s Challenges

The economy of more

Last year I asked for more. I had one insane financial goal, and I asked God to help me meet it. He did. And…

Life’s Challenges

Plan for a train

Plan for a train One of my daughter’s track coaches was known for being that kind of coach—the one who set a high bar…

Life’s Challenges

Jesus goes rep for rep with us

As a mom of four, it’s hard to make time for fitness, but I squeeze in exercise during my kids’ naptime. I love using…

Bible 101

Wanted: Dead (to be made alive)

There was a baptism at our church recently. Cute little girl in a fancy little dress. She had a bow in her hair. She…

Living My Faith

What is the real message of Easter?

For over a thousand years, Jewish believers worshiped God on Saturday, also called the Sabbath. But after Jesus rose from the dead, early Christians…

Prayer

Prayer 101: A basic conversation guide for a deeper prayer life

A couple years back, someone told me about a theory that says there are three basic types of conversations: Me/Me conversations: A conversation that…

Life’s Challenges

Almost home

Did you know the average life expectancy in the U.S. according to WorldData is 74.5 years for men and 80.2 years for women? Subtract…

Living My Faith

Fast learners

Have you ever done a fast? Perhaps you’ve fasted for Lent or for your health or for a medical procedure. Fasting is coming back…

Life’s Challenges

Easter Really Happened—Historical and Logical Proof

During high school, I experienced a time of doubt. I don’t think I would have called myself an atheist, but I had questions: Is…

Living My Faith

The devil won’t get you

My family was driving through Alabama on our recent spring break trip when a billboard on I-65 suggested: “GO TO CHURCH! Or the Devil…

Living My Faith

No matter what

I’ve had this repetitive thought in my mind lately. It’s a question, really. It shows up every time I say “I’m so blessed” in…