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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

Abusive talk

One of my children patiently explained to me once why he would ridicule and belittle his younger sibling. “Dad,” he said, “I’m just getting…

Living My Faith

Ambition in the church

These are hard days to be in authority in the church. We live in an age of severe antiauthoritarianism. It seems as if nobody…

Social Issues

Paying the price for being incomplete

We are underperforming in many important arenas because the teams on the field are incomplete. Too many things are still under the thumbs of…

Living My Faith

The spiritual-but-not-religious experiment

Do you know someone who is “spiritual but not religious”? After witnessing a thousand sex and/or stealing scandals and overhearing a million petty fights…

Social Issues

Love your country

It might be my imagination, but it sure seems to me that our country is getting more polarized every year. Politically, of course—election seasons…

Social Issues

Unity in the community

We live in an age of bitter disunity. Our national politics are shrill and rough. Political parties gerrymander districts to make them permanently safe…

Social Issues

It will be okay if we make it okay

I want you to feel better at the end of this devotion. It will all be okay. God is in control. And you are…

Social Issues

Exclusivity

Jesus once said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” (John 14:6)….

Social Issues

Why does racism exist?

A few years ago, I tried to explain racism to my kids. I defined racism as the belief that races are not distinct equals…

Social Issues

His love is for the world

I’m so glad that Jesus wasn’t racist. The Novotny family tree reaches its branches back to modern Germany and the Czech Republic. Lots of…

Social Issues

A multiracial Messiah

The other day, I tried to track down all the Jesuses in my office. I gathered every painting, picture, icon, and action figure. Then…

Social Issues

Why?

Did you hear about that jury trial for the evil cat who murdered the innocent mouse? Snuck up on her while she was trying…