Little Things

Time of Grace Ministry

Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God ... Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things.

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In the book of Hosea, God offers his complaints against Israel. We can take note and do our part to bring our nation back to God.About Little Things:Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things.You can check out Amber's Bible study book, "Bible Moms," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.comTime of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Nov 21

26 min 15 sec

Have you noticed people unwilling to talk about certain subjects? Are you finding society is more divisive? What if we each faced our own dysfunction and took steps that could bring unity and healing to our land?About Little Things:Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things.You can check out Amber's Bible study book, "Bible Moms," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.comTime of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Nov 14

20 min 38 sec

Let's talk about sin and what it takes for real change to happen.About Little Things:Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things.You can check out Amber's Bible study book, "Bible Moms," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.comTime of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Nov 7

21 min 27 sec

Sometimes we romanticize the role church reformers played when they stood up against evil. Today we’re going to look at the truth of the situation and the courage and the difficulty that came with reformation. About Little Things: Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. You can check out Amber's Bible study book, "Bible Moms," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.com Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Oct 31

24 min 14 sec

Is there a cause you are willing to die for? If not, may I suggest this one? About Little Things: Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. You can check out Amber's Bible study book, "Bible Moms," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.com Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Oct 24

18 min 12 sec

The Bible often speaks of being joyful in suffering. How is that even possible? We’ll find out! About Little Things: Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. You can check out Amber's Bible study book, "Bible Moms," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.com Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Oct 17

17 min 56 sec

It’s so easy to live in the glory of past victories. But that’s a slippery slope that may lead us from a solid walk with God. To end well, we need to walk with God every day. About Little Things: Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. You can check out Amber's Bible study book, "Bible Moms," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.com Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Oct 10

20 min 21 sec

How would you live differently if you knew you would die soon? Maybe it's time to reconsider how we are living and what's most important. About Little Things: Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. You can check out Amber's Bible study book, "Bible Moms," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.com Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Oct 3

21 min 7 sec

God uses ordinary people just like you. Need some evidence? Just open the Bible! Pastor Mike and Amber Albee Swenson talk about her book, "Chosen for More," and how God uses people right where they're at. Amber talks about how her book walks us through people in the Bible who were pretty ordinary but God used them anyway. Get Amber's book as part of our October package! You'll also get "Gifted for More" by Dr. Bruce Becker. This engaging study shows you how to discover your own giftedness. Starting Sunday, you can get these resources at timeofgracestore.org with your gift to the ministry.

Sep 30

16 min 20 sec

Amber recently chatted with Pastor Mike Novotny on his podcast. The two had such a great conversation, we wanted to share it with "Little Things" listeners too! // We may not have Moses' staff or the ten plagues to help us, but we are still like Moses in many ways. Like how we oftentimes don't think God can use us. But oh yes, God can and does certainly use us. Pastor Mike is joined by Amber Albee Swenson this month to give us a sneak peek at October's TV message series that takes a look at Moses' life and ours, "Am I Strong Enough?" Pastor Mike and Amber touch upon burning bush moments (or lack thereof in our lives), worry, idolatry, how God uses us, and many more topics! They also talk about October's resources. "Gifted for More" is a book by Dr. Bruce Becker. This engaging study shows you how to discover your own giftedness. Also included is Amber's book, "Chosen for More," which encourages you in the special role you have to play in God's story. Starting Sunday, you can get these resources at timeofgracestore.org with your gift to the ministry.

Sep 30

49 min 26 sec

What are some of the issues facing young people? Rather than just sharing what we think about this, let's talk with someone who works with young people every day! In today's episode, Amber talks with C.L. Whiteside, a fellow Time of Grace podcaster. C.L. is also a high school assistant principal, coach, and mentor with loads of insight to share! Check out C.L.'s podcast, "The Nonmicrowaved Truth." Search for it wherever you get your favorite podcasts! About Little Things: Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. You can check out Amber's Bible study book, "Bible Moms," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.com Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Sep 26

50 min 49 sec

The lament is a prayer form we rarely talk about, and yet it is vital to understand. When we're in the depths, the lament can take us from grief and desperation to worship. About Little Things: Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. You can check out Amber's Bible study book, "Bible Moms," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.com Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Sep 19

14 min 51 sec

Most of us want some aspect or some relationship in our lives to change. What do you do to make that happen? You may be overlooking the simplest and most effective tool. About Little Things: Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. You can check out Amber's Bible study book, "Bible Moms," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.com Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Sep 12

19 min 35 sec

So often we give up on things before we even give them a chance. This episode is your encouragement to stick with prayer and reading the Bible. About Little Things: Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. You can check out Amber's Bible study book, "Bible Moms," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.com Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Sep 5

24 min 2 sec

Don't fret if you aren't super popular. We'll discuss things to keep in mind when you examine your friend group. About Little Things: Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. You can check out Amber's Bible study book, "Bible Moms," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.com Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Aug 29

25 min 2 sec

If you're weary from the busyness of life, look to Scripture for hints of how to go on and find strength. About Little Things: Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. You can check out Amber's Bible study book, "Bible Moms," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.com Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Aug 22

22 min 51 sec

Maybe you, like me, struggle to have it all together. Forget about trying to make it look good. Just go for the win, even if it's an ugly win. About Little Things: Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. You can check out Amber's Bible study book, "Bible Moms," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.com Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Aug 15

22 min 58 sec

Rather than letting everything going on divide us, we can face whatever is happening in the world with crazy grace and amazing love. About Little Things: Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. You can check out Amber's Bible study book, "Bible Moms," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.com Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Aug 8

17 min 46 sec

How much time do you spend on digital media? Are you ok letting Google, Facebook, and Netflix shape your thoughts and attitudes? If not, we're going to need to shut off our devices and get into the Word. About Little Things: Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. You can check out Amber's Bible study book, "Bible Moms," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.com Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Aug 1

16 min 8 sec

It's easy to want to take it easy and enjoy life. But we don't want to get so comfortable we forget to take advantage of the opportunities God gives us to work in his kingdom. We'll look at the idol of comfort and what we can do to make sure we aren't trapped by it. About Little Things: Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. You can check out Amber's Bible study book, "Bible Moms," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.com Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Jul 25

20 min 41 sec

Our culture loves beauty and places value in appearance. We're going to look at some incredible women in the book of Exodus who challenge that notion. This is Part 2 of our 3-part series on idols. About Little Things: Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. You can check out Amber's Bible study book, "Bible Moms," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.com Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Jul 18

17 min 42 sec

As we see Christian leaders fall due to lack of integrity, it's good to look at leadership in the church. Are we making our leaders into idols? We'll look at the problems that causes and ways to avoid doing it. This is Part 1 of our 3-part series on idols. About Little Things: Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. You can check out Amber's Bible study book, "Bible Moms," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.com Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Jul 11

24 min 47 sec

Do you know the reason for the hope you have in Jesus? If someone asks you why you believe what you do, are you able to pinpoint your reasons? Here are three things to make you start thinking about your reasons. About Little Things: Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. You can check out Amber's Bible study book, "Bible Moms," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.com Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Jul 4

18 min 2 sec

It's easy to just give up, quit trying, or fall into lethargy. Before you decide to give in to laziness, gluttony, or your pet sins, consider these three reasons to stay in the fight. About Little Things: Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. You can check out Amber's Bible study book, "Bible Moms," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.com Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Jun 27

25 min 42 sec

Carol was coerced into abortion by her boyfriend and circumstances. She held the pain of that abortion for 40 years before finding forgiveness and restoration. During the month of June, we at Time of Grace are going there: we're talking about abortion. If you or someone you know is struggling to better understand the topic of abortion through God's Word, we're here to help. Visit timeofgrace.org/abortion for resources on this very important topic, including Pastor Mike's sermon series, "Abortion: What Does God Say?" For more information about the services offered by WELS Lutherans 4 Life, visit: www.alife2.com If you would like more information from Laura about the Bible studies she leads with women who have had abortions, reach out to her directly: lsbs2p@gmail.com

Jun 20

38 min 12 sec

In part 2 of my conversation with Laura as she shares the story of her abortion, she talks about the trauma she experienced post-abortion and what led to her healing. During the month of June, we at Time of Grace are going there . . . we're talking about abortion. If you would like more information from Laura about the Bible studies she leads with women who have had abortions, reach out to her directly: lsbs2p@gmail.com If you or someone you know is struggling to better understand the topic of abortion through God's Word, we're here to help. Visit timeofgrace.org/abortion for resources on this very important topic, including Pastor Mike's sermon series, "Abortion: What Does God Say?"

Jun 13

27 min 35 sec

During the month of June, we at Time of Grace are going there . . . we're talking about abortion. In today's episode, I talk with Laura as she shares about her relationship, what led her to choose abortion, and the shame that impacted that decision. If you or someone you know is struggling to better understand the topic of abortion through God's Word, we're here to help. Visit timeofgrace.org/abortion for resources on this very important topic, including Pastor Mike's sermon series, "Abortion: What Does God Say?" You can also listen to Pastor Mike Novotny's sermon series about abortion on our Time of Grace podcast. Just search "Time of Grace" on your favorite podcast app. About "Little Things": Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Jun 6

29 min 15 sec

In part two of my interview with Michelle Markgraf from Kingdom Workers, we continue our deep dive into the topic of abuse. We talk about listening and being patient with those who have been abused as well as reminding them they are loved. We also talk about what we can do to be part of the solution. 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. You can also listen to Pastor Mike Novotny's three-part sermon series about abuse on our Time of Grace podcast. Just search "Time of Grace" on your favorite podcast app. About "Little Things": Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

May 30

23 min 6 sec

In a special two-part series looking at abuse, Michelle Markgraf from Kingdom Workers joins me. We discuss what abuse is, how we can identify it, and how we can befriend those who are being abused. 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. You can also listen to Pastor Mike Novotny's sermon series about abuse on our Time of Grace podcast. Parts 1 and 2 are available now. Part 3 will air May 30. Just search "Time of Grace" on your favorite podcast app. About "Little Things": Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

May 23

31 min 8 sec

Are you open to learning from others or hearing a better way; or when it comes to life, are you determined to do it your way? I want to challenge you to be open to U-turns and a better way and give you tips for how to receive and give that direction. About Little Things: Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. You can check out Amber's Bible study book, "Bible Moms," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.com Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

May 16

24 min 44 sec

We all tend to wear labels: single, married, mom, or businessman. Identity is who we are regardless of labels, season of life, social media status, or who we are with. Listen in with my special guest, fellow Time of Grace blogger and writer, Linda Buxa. Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. You can check out Amber's Bible study book, "Bible Moms," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.com Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

May 9

27 min 10 sec

Have you been wondering lately if you belong? I have too! Guess what? God says we belong in his family, even when our enemy tries to convince us otherwise. We'll look at ways we can be sure we're members of God's family and be reminded that we all need encouragement from time to time. Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. You can check out Amber's Bible study book, "Bible Moms," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.com Check out our new podcast, "The Nonmicrowaved Truth With C.L. Whiteside"! C.L., an educator, coach and mentor, challenges culture's truth and perspective. Search for it wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

May 2

20 min 16 sec

Sometimes the responsibilities we have feel heavy. What can we do when our jobs or schoolwork or our family relationships bring us to the edge? Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. This is the last episode of our series, "Duty Calls." You can check out Amber's Bible study book, "Bible Moms," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.com Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Apr 25

23 min 39 sec

While following Christ, very often we're given kingdom assignments. Some of them require a great deal of sacrifice. In this episode we'll look at three people from the Bible, their duties performed as godly people, and the cost of doing things God's way. Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. Tune in next week for the last episode of our series, "Duty Calls." You can check out Amber's Bible study book, "Bible Moms," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.com Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Apr 18

22 min 51 sec

Christianity is not about obligation but following Christ willingly. What are our duties as Christians? This is the first episode of the three-part series, "Duty Calls." Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. Tune in next week for the second episode of our series, "Duty Calls," as Amber looks at Biblical examples. You can check out Amber's Bible study book, "Bible Moms," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.com Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Apr 11

24 min 32 sec

This Easter we're going to look at what Christ's resurrection means to us and how everything is different because he walked out of the grave. About Little Things: Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Apr 4

21 min 39 sec

We read in the Bible about God's endless mercy. But if we're honest, it's hard to be merciful to those around us. When should we be merciful? Are there times it's more important to discipline than be merciful? Amber talked about a blog she wrote in 2020 titled, "Worth the Pain." You can read it here: timeofgrace.org/worth-the-pain/ About Little Things: Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Mar 28

23 min 36 sec

It's one thing to have wisdom but a totally different thing to apply it. In this episode we'll explore what wisdom is, how we get it, and how to apply it. Amber talked about a blog she wrote in 2019 titled, "Forgive and Learn." You can read it here: https://timeofgrace.org/forgive-and-learn/ About Little Things: Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Mar 21

19 min 3 sec

Is it possible to see the pain in our lives as a blessing? Once we realize God uses our pain for his purposes, we are less likely to complain our way through the pain. Instead, we learn to appreciate the pain for the way it changes us and prepares us for ministry. Amber talked about a blog she wrote in 2019 titled, "When Church Hurts." You can read it here: https://timeofgrace.org/when-church-hurts/ About Little Things: Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Mar 14

21 min 55 sec

Are you in a worst-case predicament? Have you messed up? Are you at rock bottom? God has a message for you: He loves you, and his grace is big enough for even this. Amber talked about a blog she wrote in 2019 titled, "When you’re hanging by a thread, remember who holds the spool." You can read it here: http://bit.ly/3t1dg9D. Or search for the title on timeofgrace.org. About Little Things: Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Mar 7

22 min 22 sec

How do we love our children during the hard seasons of parenting? Here are three things that can guide us through the storms. Thanks for sticking with us through this whole series on when love seems impossible! Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. You can check out Amber's book, "The Bread of Angels," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.com/the-bread-of-angels Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Feb 28

22 min 46 sec

All too often it's impossible to love the lives we have. Here are some reasons for that and how to counter them with God's Word. Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. Tune in next week for the third episode of our series, "Love Seems Impossible," as Amber looks at loving your kids during those tough seasons. You can check out Amber's book, "The Bread of Angels," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.com/the-bread-of-angels Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Feb 21

22 min 10 sec

Marriage can be hard. We'll look at three reasons to work on our marriage even when it seems hopeless. Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. Tune in next week for the second episode of our series, "Love Seems Impossible," as Amber looks at loving yourself. You can check out Amber's book, "The Bread of Angels," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.com/the-bread-of-angels Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Feb 14

19 min 16 sec

Why does God tell us to love our enemies when it's so hard? In this first episode of our February series looking at the difficulties of love, we'll look at ways our enemies may facilitate our growth, how we can make them friends, and how to love like Christ. Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. Tune in next week for the second episode of our series, "Love Seems Impossible," as Amber looks at loving your spouse. You can check out Amber's book, "The Bread of Angels," here: https://www.amberalbeeswenson.com/the-bread-of-angels Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Feb 7

21 min 15 sec

What do you do when the rug is swept out from beneath you, when you're stumbling and trying to regain your footing? This episode offers three biblical tips for adjusting to the unplanned events in life. Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. Tune in next week for the first of our month-long series on love, "Love Seems Impossible!" Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Jan 31

18 min 17 sec

As you pursue your dreams and goals, here are three important things to keep in mind. Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Jan 24

19 min 18 sec

What's keeping you from your someday dreams? Try looking at these common obstacles and how you can overcome them to make your somedays a reality. Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Jan 17

17 min 52 sec

Are you slaying your goals or about to give up? If things aren't working out the way you hoped, maybe it's time to change the goals or the way you work in God's kingdom. Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Jan 10

29 min 50 sec

No matter how new you are to making a positive change, if you're going into the new year with a desire to walk more closely to the Lord, get your pet sins in check and/or pursue a healthy lifestyle. Then there's reason for celebration. Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Jan 3

15 min 54 sec

If you have been crying out to God and not seeing results, this episode is for you. How do you continue to have hope when you aren't seeing change, and what should you do? Amber Albee Swenson, one of our Time of Grace writers and bloggers, will help you navigate through some of life’s challenges and struggles by using Scripture and her own experiences of being a mom, wife, speaker, teacher, and forgiven child of God . . . Because in God's kingdom, the little things ARE the big things. Time of Grace is a donor-supported effort. If you would like to give a gift of support, please donate here: http://bit.ly/2K06lcJ

Dec 2020

20 min 8 sec