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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

Christmas expectations

The incessant song reminds us: “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Is that true for you—or not? While we’d all love to…

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…

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…

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’…

Friends & Family

Parenting by terror

As if parents don’t have enough fears for their children . . . Have you seen the most recent viral video where Coby Persin,…

Life’s Challenges

I wish I could disappear when I sin (and why I know I can’t)

In June Tullian Tchividjian, a well-known, often-quoted pastor who loved to preach about God’s unlimited grace, stepped down because of an affair. In typical…

Friends & Family

4 ways to help insecurity-proof your teenage daughters

Just when you think you’ve handled one self-confidence issue with your girls, another pops up. Spin the “this will make your daughter insecure” roulette…

Life’s Challenges

What Should I Say When . . .

I don’t know about you, but this being-a-grown-up thing kind of stinks. A quick poll of your friends (and your life!) will show you…

Depression & Anxiety

The Ache of Empty Arms: 6 Ways to Support Parents After Infant Loss

Stacy was five months pregnant when her water broke. She was put on complete bed rest, but one week later, Kora Ruth was born…

Depression & Anxiety

Getting someone off the ledge

Last month the board that oversees the Golden Gate Bridge approved a $76 million funding plan for a suicide-prevention net. In 2013, 46 people…

Life’s Challenges

God’s Letter for YOU

It seems like Satan and his minions have been working overtime. Easter was only a few weeks ago, and yet somehow the joy quickly…