“Real Life With Pastor Mike”

A Daily Devotional
Do Not Be Afraid
March 31st, 2020
“And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me, "Do not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death. Write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after this.”Revelation 1:17-19  When...
The Gift of Pain
March 30th, 2020
“Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ's sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.”1 Peter 4:12-13  In the midst of this coronavirus I thought I’d pull out an old book from my shelf, Phillip Yancey’s book, “Pain, T...
The Silver Lining of Suffering
March 27th, 2020
“Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near."Luke 21:28I read an interesting quote this morning that said, “A man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.” If that quote is true then there are lots of people around the world today who are suffering. If that includes you rest assured you are not alone. Like you, I to...
Fit From Home
March 26th, 2020
“For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.”1 Timothy 4:8I was reading an article yesterday on getting "Fit From Home" and what to do if you can’t get to the gym because of the COVID-19 virus. I had just started back to the gym right before this world wide pandemic began so my streak is brok...
Twenty Inches From Bliss
March 25th, 2020
“The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.”Psalm 145:18  I am so excited today to be able to tell some of you and remind others of you that everything you could ever want or need in this life is no more than twenty inches away from you at any given moment in time. Just ask my dog, Chloe. My dog loves the fact that I am home with her almost 24/7 during this isola...
Promises Promises
March 24th, 2020
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go."Joshua 1:9Fear is nothing new, not to you or me or even the hero’s in the Bible. Take Joshua for example. God didn’t tell him once, or twice but three different times to be strong and courageous and for good reason. Joshua had no idea what was in front of ...
Worry Never Works
March 23rd, 2020
“Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?”Matthew 6:27  If you are like me at all this morning you have watched the news to see where things are at today around the world concerning both the coronavirus itself and its impact on the worlds economic systems. Hopefully you are like me in your response too, saying to yourself “God’s Got This!” It’s true, loved one, "God’s Got This" a...
The Birthday Boy!
March 21st, 2020
Hello! Usually you read the heart felt words of Pastor Mike. “Husband, Father, Opa, Brother, Pastor, Friend” and as of recently “Song writer”. Had to add that in because it was definitely a special song he shared with us all. Well, another title for Pastor Mike today is “Birthday Boy!”As his family, we’ve wanted to find a special way to celebrate our special Husband, Father, and Opa. So, we are ta...
A Guy Can't Just Sit Around
March 20th, 2020
“But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant.”Matthew 23:11Sometimes in life we take risks, some are wise and others, well, not so much. Take July 2, 1982 when Larry Walters strapped on a parachute, loaded himself to his Lawnchair tethered to helium balloons, holding on tight to his lunchbox of sandwiches; a can of soda, a camera, a CB radio, and most of all, a pellet gun, and prepared ...
The End
March 19th, 2020
"And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away."Revelation 21:4I love listening to little children put on plays, read poems and tell stories. They are so cute in how expressive they can be and often times the story they are telling just stops suddenly or has an abrupt endi...