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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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Bible 101

Revelation benediction #3: Stay alert!

I’m a little paranoid when I’m on the road and have an early business meeting. If I forget to bring my personal alarm clock,…

Life’s Challenges

Revelation benediction #2: Blessed dead

In the circles in which I move, nobody much envies dead people. “Poor Benny,” they say. “He was sick for so long.” “Poor Louise….

Bible 101

Revelation benediction #1: Read, hear, believe

The last book of the Bible intimidates Bible rookies. It is couched primarily in the language of visions and dreams and needs some care…

Living My Faith

The eyes of your heart

Richard Peck’s novel A Year Down Yonder is set during the Great Depression. Fifteen-year-old Mary Alice is sent downstate to live with Grandma Dowdel while Ma…

Friends & Family

His eyes are on the workplace

Where does worship happen? Well, in church, of course. In your home, when you sing and pray together. In your quiet place, when you…

Living My Faith

What does God want of you?

Remember the old WWJD rubber bracelets that people used to wear? “What Would Jesus Do?” Those bracelets served a good purpose if they kept…

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…

Living My Faith

Your bucket list

Do you have a bucket list? My kiddos make one each summer, and we complete about 75 percent of it. Not bad, considering we…

Living My Faith

Stripping away pretense

That tearing sound you hear is God stripping away pretense. He allows only so many layers to build up before he rips them off…

Living My Faith

Simple. Powerful.

Should I do it now? Is now the right moment to share my faith? No . . . I’m so bad at explaining things….

Living My Faith

The smell of Jesus

I remember a time I walked into my high school dorm room with a greasy bag of leftover French fries. My roommate—fresh off a…

Living My Faith

You go first

An important safety tip for early season ice fishing is to politely tell your fishing buddy, “You can go first. I’ll be right behind…