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Rock-star parents

The other day a dad thanked me for commanding him to be mediocre. During a recent sermon, I had asked him and all the…

Living My Faith

A godly choice

One of the fathers in the Bible whom I admire the most is Joseph. He was engaged to Mary, and he was in the…

Who is God?

But God said

I once made the mistake of promising my kids more than I could deliver. At the start of a lazy Saturday, I said, “Girls,…

Who is God?

Fully present

There’s nothing quite like having someone’s full attention. They’re present. They’re listening. They have their phone put away, and their eyes are focused on…

Friends & Family

Abuse: What Does God Say? To the Abusive

What does God say to those who have hurt others? Can we, like Jesus, be full of both grace and truth to the abusive? Pastor Mike talks about how abusers can move forward—beyond God’s wrath—to a healing and hopeful relationship with God and the church. If you or someone you know is suffering from abuse, please go to timeofgrace.org/abuse to find more resources and information for getting help.

Friends & Family

Abuse: What Does God Say? To the Abused

Despite the alarming statistics, the topic of abuse is rarely touched in the Christian community. What does God say about abuse? What does God think about abuse? What does God say to a church filled with unspoken trauma and deep wounds? If you or someone you know is suffering from abuse, please go to timeofgrace.org/abuse to find more resources and information for getting help.

Life’s Challenges

Where do I go with my loneliness?

Just because there are people all around you doesn’t mean that you aren’t lonely. In fact, one of the delusions that you might suffer…

Life’s Challenges

The prayer of a struggling believer

Father, I’m struggling right now. My heart is heavy, and I don’t even fully understand what I’m feeling. I know I’ve messed up. I’ve…

Living My Faith

When God waits for you

I grew up with a loving father who provided for me. Sometimes, though, he’d ask me to work for something. For example, he gave…

Who is God?

Our Father in heaven

Once upon a time, Billy had the best dad. Billy’s dad valued his family more than his career. He leveraged those early years, the…

Who is God?

Our Father in heaven (Part 2)

My daughters are still at that priceless stage where they adore their daddy. When I come home from work, they drop everything and sprint,…

Who is God?

Our Father in heaven

I accidentally threw my dad under the bus the other day. I was trying to tell a fictional, first-person story about a guy with…