Time of Grace Blog http://www.timeofgrace.org/blog en-us Sat, 20 Jan 2018 04:00:00 -0600Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:00:00 -0600Tue, 16 Jan 2018 04:00:00 -0600Sat, 13 Jan 2018 04:00:00 -0600Thu, 11 Jan 2018 04:00:00 -0600Tue, 09 Jan 2018 04:00:00 -0600Thu, 04 Jan 2018 04:00:00 -0600Tue, 02 Jan 2018 04:00:00 -0600Sat, 30 Dec 2017 04:00:00 -0600Thu, 28 Dec 2017 04:00:00 -0600 Copyright (c) 2018 Time of Grace Where everybody knows your name http://www.timeofgrace.org/blog/WhereEverybodyKnowsYourName http://www.timeofgrace.org/blog/WhereEverybodyKnowsYourName Sat, 20 Jan 2018 04:00:00 -0600 Were you a fan of the most famous tavern on TV, the Cheers bar in Boston? The show ran from 1982 to 1993 and launched the further acting careers of a number of its alumni,... Don’t wait for an emergency alert http://www.timeofgrace.org/blog/dont_wait_for_an_emergency_alert http://www.timeofgrace.org/blog/dont_wait_for_an_emergency_alert Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:00:00 -0600 On Saturday, around 8:07 A.M., Hawaii residents received an emergency alert on their phones: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” From the moment they got the warning,... The one mess you don’t have to clean up http://www.timeofgrace.org/blog/the_one_mess_you_dont_have_to_clean_up http://www.timeofgrace.org/blog/the_one_mess_you_dont_have_to_clean_up Tue, 16 Jan 2018 04:00:00 -0600 One of the lessons I continually learn is that consequences are usually not fixed instantaneously. The weight I put on over the course of years comes off pound by pound with better diet choices and... If 2018 has already knocked you down http://www.timeofgrace.org/blog/if_2018_has_already_knocked_you_down http://www.timeofgrace.org/blog/if_2018_has_already_knocked_you_down Sat, 13 Jan 2018 04:00:00 -0600 It’s still early in the year, but I bet 2018 has already let you down in some way.  Maybe it’s even flat-out knocked you on your face. Maybe you’ve already suffered great pain, tragedy, or... Making it easier for others to learn about God http://www.timeofgrace.org/blog/MakingItEasierForOthersToLearnAboutGod http://www.timeofgrace.org/blog/MakingItEasierForOthersToLearnAboutGod Thu, 11 Jan 2018 04:00:00 -0600 This past fall, Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia, made news when they decided to remove plaques from the front of their church that noted famous parishioners from the past—George Washington and Robert E. Lee.  A... Epiphany myths http://www.timeofgrace.org/blog/Epiphany_myths http://www.timeofgrace.org/blog/Epiphany_myths Tue, 09 Jan 2018 04:00:00 -0600 It is the Feast of the Epiphany as I write this. The 12 days of Christmas are over, and I didn’t see a single French hen, turtledove, or partridge, and though I may have idly... The new year and setting goals http://www.timeofgrace.org/blog/The_New_Year_And_Setting_Goals http://www.timeofgrace.org/blog/The_New_Year_And_Setting_Goals Thu, 04 Jan 2018 04:00:00 -0600 December has slipped away, and January and new things are upon us. It’s maybe a cliché to make New Year’s resolutions, but it’s a great idea for Christians to seize political rhythms in life, or... Take your kids church shopping http://www.timeofgrace.org/blog/take_your_kids_church_shopping http://www.timeofgrace.org/blog/take_your_kids_church_shopping Tue, 02 Jan 2018 04:00:00 -0600 On New Year’s Eve morning, my home congregation didn’t have a worship service, so my family tried something new. Instead of doing a devotion at home or going to church with friends, my husband and... Ready, set, reset http://www.timeofgrace.org/blog/ready_set_reset http://www.timeofgrace.org/blog/ready_set_reset Sat, 30 Dec 2017 04:00:00 -0600 New Year’s resolutions are easy to make but hard to keep. Lately the trend is to forget resolutions and instead focus on a word that inspires or reminds you of your purpose or goals.   While... What would you take? http://www.timeofgrace.org/blog/what_would_you_take http://www.timeofgrace.org/blog/what_would_you_take Thu, 28 Dec 2017 04:00:00 -0600 The flood is coming: 48 hours before your home is destroyed. The hurricane is coming. You have 24 hours to evacuate. The raging fires changed direction: 1 hour to get to safety. Whether it’s California...