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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

What does this mean?

I grew up constantly answering the question—What does this mean? My pastor forced me to think through that question whenever I memorized something from…

Living My Faith

A godly choice

One of the fathers in the Bible whom I admire the most is Joseph. He was engaged to Mary, and he was in the…

Friends & Family

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,…

Living My Faith

God’s kingdom work starts so small

I love reading the history of congregations and church bodies, especially the stories of their founding and early days. How tiny the groups were…

Living My Faith

Do not be afraid

My grandma Novotny used to love wearing angel sweatshirts. Standard-issue gray with long sleeves and an angel stitched onto the chest. I can still…

Living My Faith

Communicating clearly

Our daughter was coming up the driveway when my husband made the universal signal for “roll down your window.” (You know, the crank-your-arm-in-a-circular-motion signal.)…

Living My Faith

The power of “all y’all”

Unless you read Greek, you might have missed the powerful principle Paul shared with the Corinthians: “But when you are tempted, [God] will also…

Living My Faith

It’s hard to love, but it’s worth it

Recently in Springfield, Missouri, people on the street noticed a man pacing on top of a downtown building. It became evident that he was…

Living My Faith

Uncontainable

If God would just show up in a real, measurable way, a lot more people would take him seriously. I know I would benefit…

Living My Faith

Scared to give?

If you’re scared to give generously, whether your time to serve others or your money to spread the gospel, Paul’s words are exactly what…

Living My Faith

Worship is remembering

The Deists in England and colonial America in the 1700s believed in a God who created the world, but they had no confidence that…

Living My Faith

GOD will be here

I cringed slightly as I listened to the teenagers from our church answer this question: “What does your faith mean to you?” Because nearly…