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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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Prayer

Going in the ditch

On the way to school one snowy morning, my kids hit a slippery patch and slid off the road. Now, the kids were fine…

Who is God?

God loved you first

Did you know God has been pursuing you from the first? Don’t believe me? Read this: “Yet you brought me out of the womb;…

Living My Faith

They’ll never take our freedom!

Do you recognize the name William Wallace? Perhaps you’re familiar with Mel Gibson’s depiction of William Wallace in the movie Braveheart. Wallace was a…

Bible 101

Value of conviction

If you tell someone, “I believe the Bible. I value what God values,” you can be mocked, targeted, and called awful names. It’s hard….

Bible 101

Your #1 motivation

If there’s a gap between the person you are now and the person you want to be, what gets you to change? If you…

Bible 101

Gentle rain

I was listening to an agronomist talk about the relative infrequency of gentle rains. He had data showing we are getting more and more…

Life’s Challenges

Number one

A certain fifth-grade class has had a dodgy reputation since kindergarten. They tattle and talk back and can’t form a line without arguing about…

Living My Faith

If you build it, they will come

“If you build it, they will come.” That was the classic line from the classic baseball movie Field of Dreams. A mysterious voice from…

Living My Faith

Always surrounded

The math doesn’t work. 1+1+1=1 What? It doesn’t add up. God clearly reveals he’s three. Three distinct, individual persons: Father, Son, Holy Spirit. Yet…

Living My Faith

The joy of generosity

If I promised I wasn’t trying to boast, could I tell you the story of the $600 tip? Years ago, my buddy Jason and…

Life’s Challenges

God answers

“How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever? . . . How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have…

Friends & Family

A father who broke the rules

I’m a rule keeper. A rule giver. That’s a confession more than a boast.  I reflect on the many rules I laid down for…