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Pastor Mike Novotny

Pastor Mike Novotny

Pastor Mike Novotny has served God’s people in full-time ministry since 2007 in Madison and, most recently, at The CORE in Appleton, Wisconsin. He also serves as the lead speaker for Time of Grace, where he shares the good news about Jesus through television, print, and online platforms.

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Who is God?

No mirrors in church

Is it just me or are mirrors made to rob us of happiness? I remember being at a dance party once, having a good…

Life’s Challenges

Money magnet

At first glance, Jesus got it backward: “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21). Wouldn’t it be better…

Friends & Family

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

Hiding with Jesus

I get tons of compliments on my phone case. For years now, I have used a phone case that has a hidden space for…

Friends & Family

Should Christians diet?

If the Bible says our bodies are temporary and our souls are eternal, should we think much about calories and sodium and sugar? Or…

Life’s Challenges

Lasting treasure

In early 2018, a couple from Colorado sold everything they owned and bought a boat in pursuit of their dream to sail the open…

Living My Faith

Not so simple

My wife and I set a crazy goal this year—not to go out to eat for six straight months. That’s why I bought us…

Living My Faith

God rescues wretches

In the mid 1700s, English writer Samuel Johnson made a resolution to get up in the morning to pray. In 1738 he wrote, “Oh,…

Life’s Challenges

How to tackle temptation

When author Bill Frey was 11 years old, he tried to get a big stump out of his front yard. For hours he dug…

Depression & Anxiety

The end of anxiety

I should have been anxious. I was about to speak to the biggest audience of my entire life, a crowd of over one thousand…

Living My Faith

What does this mean?

I grew up constantly answering the question—What does this mean? My pastor forced me to think through that question whenever I memorized something from…

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,…