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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

The waiting game

What are your pre-Christmas memories from your childhood? I remember coming in from afternoon recess at school, getting settled in my desk, and my…

Life’s Challenges

Breaking branches

There’s a scene in the movie National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation where Aunt Bethany’s cat is gnawing on a string of lights. The cat ends…

Bible 101

Christmas happened!

Christmas is the season of stuff that didn’t actually happen. A magical snowman with a button nose. A bullied reindeer with a heartwarming story…

Life’s Challenges

Christmas is a time for war

How would you finish this sentence? Christmas is a time for ________. I bet I could predict the top answers—Peace. Hope. Joy. Love. Family….

Bible 101

Farewell Moses

Among the most poignant stories in the Bible are those dealing with the last days of great leaders. No leader loomed larger than Moses…

Living My Faith

A heart to hear

Sometimes when I don’t know what to pray for, I take the advice of Jesus’ brother James: “If any of you lacks wisdom, you…

Living My Faith

Top ten reasons to go to church

Why do you want to go to church? As a parish pastor, every year I would have a “Help the Pastor Write His Sermon”…

Living My Faith

Confusion over cause

It may be that some roosters think they cause the sunrise because every time they crow, the sky gets lighter. The real reason for…

Who is God?

Thank God for the Holy Spirit

Do you ever find it difficult to keep Jesus’ commands? Me too. I love the idea of being patient, forgiving, and humble, but when…

Living My Faith

Who would hate Jesus?

If Jesus was full of grace, if he never sinned and always loved, why did so many people hate him? Jesus actually answered that…

Living My Faith

We get the award

After actress Kate Winslet won an Oscar in 2009, she decided not to keep the trophy on a shelf or in a display case….

Living My Faith

Imagine love

The night before he died, Jesus prayed that the world would witness uncommon unity and love among Christians. “I pray also for those who…