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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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Who is God?

The prodigal God (Lesson 3)

No sin is too big or done too often. No sin is too damaging to destroy God the Father’s love for you. What sin…

Who is God?

The prodigal God (Lesson 2)

We blame God for our sinful choices. After an affair, the adulterous husband asked his pastor, “If it was so wrong, why didn’t God…

Who is God?

The prodigal God (Lesson 1)

Luke 15 is famous for the story of the prodigal son. Do you know what prodigal means? Prodigal is “pouring out more than is…

Living My Faith

Power up

Last winter we had a lot of snow, so much snow that we had an unexpected power outage. This isn’t normally a big deal,…

Living My Faith

Why do we always confess our sins?

Most people like to think positive thoughts and be surrounded by positive people. If you’ve been to a church recently, perhaps you’ve wondered why…

Bible 101

Take a census

King David got in trouble when he took a census of his people. The census itself was not wrong, but David’s motivations were. The…

Depression & Anxiety

.1% happy

If you don’t think being happy is hard, listen to the words of tenth-century ruler Abd al-Rahman III: “I have now reigned above fifty…

Life’s Challenges

Chill out

About eight years ago at a local Barnes & Noble, while looking at the overpriced DVDs, I found something amusing. Those who say God…

Living My Faith

You want me to believe what?!

Reason is a gift of God. Reason aids us in understanding, if only partially, the beauty of God’s creation. However, if reason is misused…

Life’s Challenges

The rock that is higher

In northeastern Wyoming, a monolithic rock formation called Devil’s Tower rises 867 feet out of the dry and flat land. You can see it…

Bible 101

Jesus passed the test for us

Do you remember the standardized tests you took in school where you had to color in tiny circles with your #2 yellow lead pencil?…

Life’s Challenges

Temporary shame

While shame is a good thing (Jeremiah 6:15), God doesn’t want it to last too long. Just ask Eve. A few summers ago, I…