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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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Don’t call me Grandpa

One of my early thrills of grandparenting was choosing a grandparent nickname.  Now, I called my own grandparents Grandpa and Grandma. Titles, really. So…

Prayer

Take it to the Lord

Grandma B. needs a cane and a friendly arm to hold in order to walk. Recently, I helped her get from church to the…

Life’s Challenges

Why don’t they ask me for help?

All parents at one time or another have had the heartbreak of watching one of their kids struggle, muddle around, and make a mess…

Prayer

Devoted to prayer

Okay, confession time. I stink at prayer. Stink might be a strong verb, but it’s the right one. I’ve tried prayer apps, repeating calendar…

Life’s Challenges

Where do I go with my loneliness?

Just because there are people all around you doesn’t mean that you aren’t lonely. In fact, one of the delusions that you might suffer…

Prayer

Sounds like a prayer to me

Lord, I don’t even know where to begin. I’m not sure how it all started or how to pick up the pieces of my…

Prayer

Choose to pray for your leaders

May I admit that when I pray for people, I find it easiest to pray for myself? I’m not proud of saying that, but…

Living My Faith

The man who preached to 20 million

One day a reporter went to witness the most famous man on earth in action. Walter Maier, the Lutheran radio preacher whose sermons reached…

Prayer

P.R.A.Y.

Most of my prayers sounds like this: “Dear God, AAAAAAAAAAAAAA! In Jesus’ name. Amen.” I should explain. I think of prayer as having four…

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Humility in prayer

  I am glad I don’t work in the office of my local alderman. People don’t call to tell the alderman what a great…

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God uses people to help people

There’s a reason why magicians and illusionists are pretty much permanent features of the entertainment circuit. When David Copperfield and Penn & Teller retire…

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Two more little prayers

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no…