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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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Life’s Challenges

Lift us up

The mark of good coaches is that their teams get better the more coaching they do. Not perfect, just better. They see potential in…

Life’s Challenges

Look in the windshield, not the rearview

Is a sharp memory good? Depends. It’s good when you remember names, birthdays, anniversaries, appointments, and promises. It’s bad when you remember past slights,…

Friends & Family

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…

Bible 101

Chariots of fire

Gehazi, servant to the prophet Elisha, had no difficulty seeing his problems. Ben-Hadad II, the evil king of Aram, had sent an entire company…

Bible 101

Oh, grow up!

Don’t you hate it when your kids settle? Know what I mean . . . when they settle for Cs when they could get As…

Life’s Challenges

Having hope

Job suffered in a way that I can’t imagine. He lost everything in a matter of minutes. His livestock. His livelihood. His house. His…

Life’s Challenges

Have some peace when it makes no sense

I’m starting to get how this blessing works: “The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ…

Friends & Family

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…

Life’s Challenges

Make a plan

Do you wish you were more generous? Sure you do—who doesn’t? How to become more generous is the question. You might think that more money would…

Life’s Challenges

All is well

There are things that go bump in the night that disturb our sleep. There are things that go bump in the daytime that disrupt our plans. There are…

Life’s Challenges

Can you believe it?

Among my friends, the same topic comes up every year around this time. The friends who are teachers bring it up the most: Can you…

Depression & Anxiety

Praying at our wits’ end

We hit our limits by getting ahead of ourselves: stretching, trying, straining, falling, adjusting, and trying again. We gain wisdom from overreaching. We learn…