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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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Who is God?

The husband who went to war

My colleague Tim has a tattoo of an obscure but powerful passage in the Bible. “[The Lord] will take great delight in you; in…

Living My Faith

Trusted with grace

For a long time, the relationship between God and people was a transaction. It was always quid pro quo, this for that, tit for…

Living My Faith

That’s the one!

What do you think when you see a group of teenagers all sitting at the same table, staring at their phones? Or when your…

Living My Faith

All believers have a priestly ministry

For a long time there has been some confusion around the word ministry. It is generally reserved to describe the job that pastors have….

Living My Faith

Preapproved

A short tour through my house reveals how carefree life is for me. Pretreated fabrics on my living room furniture resist stains without me…

Living My Faith

I don’t have to tell you to tell someone about Jesus

It scared children. It panicked parents. Other than the atomic bomb, it was the number-one fear of the time. Every summer, this stealer of…

Life’s Challenges

Baby Jesus came to fight

I like to picture Baby Jesus with a sword strapped across his little back. Maybe a helmet on his tender head. And definitely some…

Living My Faith

Evidence of the Spirit: Kindness

It’s not so hard to be nice to the nice. It’s not so hard to dish back at people who give you guff. It’s…

Living My Faith

Put a rock on it

I once read about a man who put a rock in his mouth to stop himself from speaking without thinking. Maybe he was on…

Who is God?

Rejection proof

Jia Jiang knocked on the door of a stranger and asked if he could play soccer in the backyard. He also requested a “burger…

Friends & Family

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…

Life’s Challenges

SLOPPY!

My light almost went out in first grade. For some reason, I never went to kindergarten. If you read Robert Fulghum’s poem “All I…