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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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Control is fleeting, but GOD is forever

I learned from a local doctor how common it is for teenage girls to cut themselves. Self-harm might seem like odd behavior, but the…

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Comfort is fleeting, but GOD is forever

“Can I put on my comfies?” That question is asked nearly every night in my home. When Kim or I come home from work,…

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Health is fleeting, but GOD is forever

Unless my doctor is lying to me, my body isn’t getting any better. My 6’3” frame has compressed to 6’2” (on a good day),…

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Success is fleeting, but GOD is forever

One of the worst parts about being a middle-aged runner in the 21st century is that you know you’re getting slower. Thanks to the…

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Productivity is fleeting, but GOD is forever

After 16 years of marriage, I know exactly what makes my wife happy—productivity. If you’ve never met Kim, you should know that she is…

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Money is fleeting, but GOD is forever

I just made the mistake of looking at my checking account. $6.85 for bathroom supplies at the grocery store. $0.93 for gas station coffee….

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Family is fleeting, but GOD is forever

Pastor Mark Jeske, the original Time of Grace pastor, once told me that I needed to be intentional about parenting in the early teenage…

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Romance is fleeting, but GOD is forever

As much as I would love to say that the teenage me was saving my heart for Kim (my wife), the truth is that…

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Praise is fleeting, but GOD is forever

I have a special email folder labeled “Encouragement.” Whenever a kind, thoughtful word comes my way, I drag that message into that folder, saving…

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Friendship is fleeting, but GOD is forever

The other day I paged through my grade school yearbooks. Besides the questionable clothing choices and baffling hairstyles, I was struck by a simple…

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Everything is fleeting, but GOD is forever

For 157 straight Sundays, I wore the same blue, checkered, button-up shirt to church. I’m not exaggerating. A creature of habit I must be,…

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Jesus reconciles with real sinners

There’s a difference between forgiveness and reconciliation. Forgiveness is when you make the daily choice not to get back at the person who sinned…