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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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Depression & Anxiety

Be still

As Pharaoh’s gleaming chariots approached, fear struck the Israelites. Voices clanged like alarm bells: “Why?” “What have you done?” “Didn’t we say . ….

Social Issues

Capital punishment

The practice of capital punishment has a long and intense debate over it that has lasted for centuries. There are powerful arguments both for…

Living My Faith

Wonderfully made

Have you ever heard of the Strengthsfinder personality test? After a brief exam, it reveals your top strengths out of a list of 34…

Life’s Challenges

Who is your real enemy?

In the book Catching Fire, Katniss, a tribute, is about to enter the arena for the second time when her mentor, Haymitch, offers some…

Friends & Family

Before all else fails

I don’t know why this is so hard. But we struggle to build sturdy bridges from our lonely little islands to the lonely little…

Bible 101

Church rules

I have counseled many, many troubled people over the years, but never once has anybody ever admitted being a Pharisee. Although the Pharisees as…

Who is God?

Eternal life insurance

Millions of people have found the security and comfort of investing in a risk pool (aka insurance). Modest regular payments guarantee that in the…

Living My Faith

It’s new, but God is with you

What’s new? I don’t ask that question to pass the time with small talk. I mean, what are you dealing with that is terrifyingly…

Social Issues

God & transgender (Part 5)

God gave us a gender (male or female); sin broke our bodies (including our sense of gender); Jesus’ body was broken to give us…

Living My Faith

God & transgender (Part 4)

I came across a sobering statistic from the American Academy of Pediatrics. It reported that 42 percent of transgender teens have attempted suicide. 42…

Social Issues

God & transgender (Part 3)

Do you think Jesus experienced the same temptation that many transgender people face? Jesus is God—all-powerful, eternal, present everywhere—but two thousand years ago, when…

Social Issues

God & transgender (Part 2)

If God created us “male and female” and declared that our genders are “very good” (Genesis 1:27,31), why do so many people—even God-fearing, Spirit-filled…