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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

Taps

“Taps is a military bugle call played slow and solemn to invoke a feeling of remembrance and respect for the soldiers who have died…

Bible 101

The Word is life

Somewhere in Somalia, Christians risk their lives to read the Bible. After sunset, a brave disciple retrieves a hidden Bible from a cave, sneaks…

Bible 101

The Word is Spirit

Sometimes I like to think about the connection between eternal treasure, the words of the Bible, and the work of the Spirit. In the…

Bible 101

The Word is a sword

My friend Ben realized he had forgotten his Bible when we were a state and a half away from home on the way to…

Bible 101

The Word is a seed

I told Ricardo, one of my soccer teammates, about a Bible app that people at my church loved. A year later he said, “Mike,…

Bible 101

Seed, sword, Spirit, life

For those who are new to the Old and New Testaments, the Bible might seem like an encyclopedia, a dry and dusty text that…

Who is God?

Take the world, but give me Jesus

It is amazing how many giants of music and the arts today weren’t recognized as giants when they were alive. Schubert couldn’t find steady…

Living My Faith

Sitting shotgun with Jesus

Once upon a time, Jesus pulled a 15-passenger van into a man’s driveway. He honked the horn, rolled down the window as the door…

Living My Faith

Free stuff

Every August in Madison, Wisconsin, moving days are a bargain shoppers’ dream. As apartment leases end, college students fill the sidewalks and curbs with…

Living My Faith

Your audience of one

The audience gathers eagerly. The eighth-grade band students are dressed in their best backstage, nervously waiting for each of their names to be called…

Life’s Challenges

Don’t just get by

A famous superhero claims that his shield is made from the strongest metal on earth. Nothing can break it! In Ephesians 6:16, the apostle…

Bible 101

Your activity is not your identity

Years ago I tapped into my Bible nerdery and tried to count all the names that Christians are called in the New Testament. In…