“Real Life With Pastor Mike”

A Daily Devotional
Love Wins!
January 14th, 2021
“For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself”Galatians 5:14It’s still early into a new year and those of us who made resolutions are already experiencing in the words of the old Wide World of Sports jingle, “The thrill of victory or the agony of defeat.” No one likes to fail but failure is found in the DNA of a fallen world. Only God is perfect...
Everything You Need To Know
January 13th, 2021
“And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.”John 17:3Over the years I have shared this phrase, “With regard to heaven, it’s not what you know but who you know” so much someone finally made me a t-shirt with the words across the front. I love it when people read it and smile and say things like, “Amen”, or “I like your t-shirt.” It lets...
Not Seeing Is Believing
January 12th, 2021
“whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,”1 Peter 1:8If there is something we need more of these days it’s visionaries, men and women and young people alike who can see beyond the obvious and see what could be. In short what the world needs now more than ever are people of faith. Why is faith needed so desper...
Weight Gain Is Good
January 11th, 2021
“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory”2 Corinthians 4:17Studying 2 Peter I was reminded of the need for supplements. For the first time in my life I began taking supplements as I set out to improve my health from the inside out. Like millions of American’s I started my new year with the goal of dropping a few, Ok, a...
Take Me To Church
January 8th, 2021
“If I had said, “I will speak thus,” Behold, I would have been untrue to the generation of Your children. When I thought how to understand this, It was too painful for me—Until I went into the sanctuary of God; Then I understood their end.”More and more studies are coming out since the Covid-19 virus swept its way around the world. The mental health of the worlds population has been pushed to its ...
Bonding Fires
January 7th, 2021
“And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked at him and said, "You also were with Jesus of Nazareth."Mark 14:67One thing I enjoy about cold winter days is a nice warm fire. There is something special about a bonfire. Lots of great family memories are often made around the fire, everything from funny or scary stories to making delicious s’mores. Yet for Peter, his first experience at a bonfi...
Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing
January 6th, 2021
But as it is written: “ Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”1 Corinthians 2:9Reading the prophet Joel I am reminded how the Lord allows adversity into our lives to cause us to look to him and not to ourselves for the solutions to life’s problems. People of faith, saving faith that the bible speaks of look...
Relationship Over Rules
January 5th, 2021
“Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead”Philippians 3:13Have you ever really thought about what the apostle Paul was choosing to forget in order to reach forward to what lies ahead? What the apostle Paul was choosing to forget how he use to believe he was right with God b...
Your Best Year Ever
January 4th, 2021
“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”1 Corinthians 15:57What if I told your that 2021 could be the best year of your life? Would you believe me? Your answer might just reveal the difference as its impossible to live a positive life with negative thoughts. Believe it or not the answer to 2021 being the best year of your life is right between your ears and r...
How Not To Forget
January 1st, 2021
“Then he spoke to the children of Israel, saying: “When your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, ‘What are these stones?’ then you shall let your children know, saying, ‘Israel crossed over this Jordan on dry land’; for the LORD your God dried up the waters of the Jordan before you until you had crossed over, as the LORD your God did to the Red Sea, which He dried up before us unti...