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Grace Moments are daily devotions written by Pastor Mike and many other Time of Grace writers. These Bible-based messages cover a wide variety of topics and help you experience a satisfied life as you see God all around you. Join the thousands of people who receive these devotions for encouragement by subscribing to have them delivered to your inbox each morning.

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Living My Faith

What does this mean?

I grew up constantly answering the question—What does this mean? My pastor forced me to think through that question whenever I memorized something from…

Who is God?

Not my God

When President Obama was elected, a number of people said, “Not my president!” Then, when President Trump was elected, people from the other end…

Life’s Challenges

Self-control

“Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control” (Proverbs 25:28). From my personal experience, the attribute that every…

Living My Faith

A godly choice

One of the fathers in the Bible whom I admire the most is Joseph. He was engaged to Mary, and he was in the…

Who is God?

Summer storm

Have you been on a big lake when a storm rolls in? Dark clouds gather in the distance, and the distance creeps closer and…

Who is God?

But God said

I once made the mistake of promising my kids more than I could deliver. At the start of a lazy Saturday, I said, “Girls,…

Friends & Family

Lies: I need everyone’s approval

To some degree everybody needs to be liked. Mainly that’s a good thing. Friends can make our lives a lot better—they can bring encouragement,…

Life’s Challenges

It’s hard to keep a promise

Carl Lewis won his first gold medal in the 1984 Summer Olympics. His father died one year before the next Olympics. At the funeral,…

Life’s Challenges

Whose world is ending?

I knew some wannabe prophets who predicted the end of the world would come in their lifetimes. But they’re gone now. They saw things…

Living My Faith

God’s kingdom work starts so small

I love reading the history of congregations and church bodies, especially the stories of their founding and early days. How tiny the groups were…

Living My Faith

Do not be afraid

My grandma Novotny used to love wearing angel sweatshirts. Standard-issue gray with long sleeves and an angel stitched onto the chest. I can still…

Life’s Challenges

I carry a lot of anger

I know why people carry anger for a long time because I’ve done it myself. It doesn’t make us happy, but it does offer…