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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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New Year, new you?

New Year’s resolutions can be good. They motivate. They’re a plan for doing better in the future. They can be a great way to…

Living My Faith

God’s New Year’s resolutions

The moment we unwrap the last Christmas present, we quickly turn our attention to the next year—and everything we’re going to change about our…

Living My Faith

How can you make the most of Christmas?

In 48 hours, it’ll all be over. For the past two months, most retailers and radio stations have been preparing you for this moment….

Life’s Challenges

Do not be afraid!

Do not be afraid! Mary, you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a Son, and you will name…

Living My Faith

3 words that will change your Christmas

You need to be wise this Christmas. Because Christmas, perhaps more than any other time of year, is the season that pushes people in…

Life’s Challenges

Just be a kid

I hope you’ve seen the Hafod Hardware Christmas ad. The two-year-old going through the motions of running a store is a whole different level…

Living My Faith

All the rage

Have you seen the new, literal rage? Rage rooms are popping up in cities all over North America. There’s even one at the Wells…

Depression & Anxiety

Becoming fully alive in the present

Every department store seems to be blasting the Christmas carol “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” But for many of you, that…

Life’s Challenges

When your dog dies

I got an email the other day from a family grieving the death of their dog. After nearly 15 years of companionship, their beloved…

Living My Faith

A different kind of list

From a parenting perspective, Christmas is a pretty easy time to get kids to behave. After all, they are keenly aware of Santa’s naughty-or-nice…

Living My Faith

Chasing Christmas contentment

Contentment at Christmas isn’t on most people’s radar. We buy more, ask for more, demand more. Even when our houses are bursting and we…

Living My Faith

When it’s hard to be thankful

Thanksgiving is a time we’re all supposed to be thankful. Some years, though, it’s kind of hard to feel that way. For some, this…