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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?

Why would you love a lord?

There is a confusing part of the Christmas story. When the angel speaks to the shepherds, he says, “I bring you good news that…

Who is God?

Too strong for God?

Have you ever heard the conundrum: “Is it possible for God to create a rock so heavy that he can’t lift it?” Umm.  A…

Life’s Challenges

I’m afraid

You know, it’s one thing to say you’re not afraid of death when you’re feeling perfectly healthy, when you actually fully expect to live…

Who is God?

Perfect!

My daughters’ math teacher demands that margins are drawn and homework is done in pen. But if your pen wobbles or a mistake is…

Who is God?

Jesus looked for you

Imagine this: The sun is going down. The sheep are in the pen. The exhausted shepherd can’t wait to put down his staff. But…

Depression & Anxiety

WWJT?

Many years ago, I went to see a counselor for a sin I was struggling with. Some of his best advice was this—Focus on…

Living My Faith

Evidence of the Spirit: Forbearance

What a blessing it is to live so deep into the 21st century! The internet, search engines, apps, and the cloud all make it…

Life’s Challenges

The gift of rest

A retired pastor mentored younger ministers who were exhausted and ready to quit their jobs. “Here’s your problem,” the older pastor would say. “You’re…

Living My Faith

Breakfast with Jesus

We’ve all heard it before: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Whether or not you agree, I’m sure that Jesus’ disciple…

Living My Faith

Protesting too much

In psychoanalysis, a “reaction formation” is a defense mechanism. Shakespeare used it in a play within a play. Gertrude recognized it in the character…

Living My Faith

Called out

The other day, a Christian called me out. I had said something foolish in one of my sermons that caused some real damage to…

Bible 101

Degrees of punishment

Not everyone believes that there will be a judgment day. Their disbelief will not make it disappear, of course. That day will come without…