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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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Father of grace

A few years ago, I heard a pastor and his son speak at a men’s conference. The son told the story of when he…

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Face-to-face friendship

“Here. Chew this.”  How many people in your life—not including family—would you be able to walk up to, take the gum you are chewing…

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I know I’m right

I hope you and I never get into an argument. I’m pretty stubborn, and even when seeming to yield, I’m probably just pretending to…

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Rock-star parents

The other day a dad thanked me for commanding him to be mediocre. During a recent sermon, I had asked him and all the…

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Should Christians diet?

If the Bible says our bodies are temporary and our souls are eternal, should we think much about calories and sodium and sugar? Or…

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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,…

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When your body hurts

My back had been mildly hurting for a few days, but by the fourth day, it was killing me! (I’m not exaggerating.) I couldn’t…

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Dealing with sin

Why would any Christian in his or her right mind listen to Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 18:15-17? Why would any of us even dare…

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Reaching out in love

Not long ago, a church in Texas followed the four agonizing but necessary stages of Jesus’ teaching on dealing with sin (Matthew 18:15-17). Sadly,…

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A beautiful woman. A beautiful friend.

There’s a woman in Scripture named Tabitha. Her funeral gives us one of the most touching scenes in the entire Bible. Tabitha made clothes…

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Where two or three gather

One of the Bible’s most beautiful passages just might be one of its most misquoted. Ever heard Jesus’ famous words: “For where two or…

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A shout-out to “unslothy” women

The closest my wife gets to sloth is holding one. On a recent vacation, our family visited a sloth habitat in Honduras where my…