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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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Living My Faith

Pray the name

When I was a kid, I learned a way to pray called the A.C.T.S. Method. It stood for Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication (asking…

Living My Faith

3 words that will change your Christmas

You need to be wise this Christmas. Because Christmas, perhaps more than any other time of year, is the season that pushes people in…

Life’s Challenges

When your dog dies

I got an email the other day from a family grieving the death of their dog. After nearly 15 years of companionship, their beloved…

Life’s Challenges

2 ways God (and the devil) gets you

God and the devil use the same tools. That truth is one of the more intriguing/important/terrifying facts of life. The very moments that the…

Bible 101

3 words that will change your Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a spiritually dangerous time of year. Why? Because this is a season when many of us put our joy, happiness, peace, and…

Life’s Challenges

4 kinds of sins (and the 1 God prefers)

If you’re going to sin against God, make sure you sin against him in the right way. Obviously, God doesn’t want you to sin…

Living My Faith

What I pray (almost) every morning

There’s a passage I pray almost every morning. I say “almost” because I’m not a morning person. Some mornings I wake up in a…

Taboo

I love my tattoo (and what I said to those who didn’t)

Recently, I posted a picture on Instagram that got as many comments as my previous 19 pictures combined. What caused the stir? My tattoo….

Living My Faith

What this televangelist learned from televangelists

If words mean anything, I am technically a televangelist. Tele = “TV.” Ev = “Good” in Greek. Angel =“Messenger” in Greek. Since I am…

Life’s Challenges

The thing you need more than more time

I had a light bulb spiritual moment the other day. My friend and I were reflecting on the past summer, sharing struggles and spiritual…

Depression & Anxiety

The most important truth about your anxiety (Part 3)

Over the course of 12 years in ministry, I’ve delivered hundreds of messages, but few stick out like the one on depression. It was one…

Depression & Anxiety

One big answer for anxiety (Part 2)

A number of recent studies suggest that Americans are more anxious than ever. Worst-case scenarios churn relentlessly in our thoughts: “There’s going to be…