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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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Make a difference

On September 25, 2000, Kevin Hines paced the Golden Gate Bridge, ready to kill himself but hoping for something else. “I said to myself,…

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Leaders take care of God’s house

You can tell a lot about a congregation by the appearance of its property. Mown grass, trimmed shrubbery, immaculate rest rooms, and an adequate…

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Expressing love

Our lasting impression of love is formed by our earliest experiences at home. Home is where we discover a thing called love and how…

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Love stinks

Love stinks. No kidding; it really does. Victorian sweethearts worked this to their advantage. A love-struck lad would peel an apple and cup it…

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Making friends

I still think friending people best occurs in the wide open spaces of the here and now. I know people can start relationships online….

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Really, Jesus? Hate my father and mother?

The Fourth Commandment expresses God’s timeless will for all families, directing all children everywhere to honor their parents. Jesus himself loved his mom and…

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His eyes are on the workplace

Where does worship happen? Well, in church, of course. In your home, when you sing and pray together. In your quiet place, when you…

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Safe in God’s hands

We live in a near-constant state of panic for kids’ safety. Some schools have banned kids from playing tag, and all balls have to…

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We’ve never stopped dating

My wife and I had a milestone wedding anniversary. It’s one that makes you wonder how you made it this long. There has been…

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Angels: God’s child protectors

Some of the sweetest religious art depicts winged angels hovering over children walking or sleeping in their little beds. Those images are not just…

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Sins of the sons

I know about pain that doesn’t go away. I wrote a book about it. I’m writing about it again, but not because of my…

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Rise of the nones

I am of the Baby Boomer generation. We have much to be proud of, but much also of which to be ashamed. Our parents…