“Real Life With Pastor Mike”

A Daily Devotional
Women Like God
May 25th, 2020
"Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all."Proverbs 31:29As the wave of the coronavirus is subsiding we all around the world have reason to celebrate. For me and my wife today is a day of reflection and celebration as our first born child, our daughter, Bree celebrates her thirty-fifth birthday! When I look back over her life and at the woman she has become today, I see an amazing jou...
You Pick
May 22nd, 2020
“But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."Joshua 24:15 (NIV)If there is one thing American’s have learned through this global pandemic its that we don’t want ot...
To Grope Is Dope
May 21st, 2020
“And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings”Acts 17:26I have some encouraging news for you today no matter if you are young or old. God knew exactly what He was getting when He got me and you. The prince of preachers, Charles Spurgeon once said, ”It is a good thing God c...
A Season, A Reason, A Lifetime
May 20th, 2020
“A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.”Proverbs 18:24Teaching some of the major themes of the book of Proverbs one can’t help but pick up on the topic of friendship. Solomon who was considered the wisest man in all the world had much to say regarding a variety of human relationships. In a strange way it’s comforting to know that Sol...
Higher Education
May 19th, 2020
“For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding; He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly; He guards the paths of justice, And preserves the way of His saints.”Proverbs 2:6-8“Sheltering in place” has provided most of the world the opportunity to follow all the latest news reports and then research what we just heard or read t...
God's Got Big Ears
May 18th, 2020
“Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”Romans 8:26If there is a silver lining in the coronavirus it might be how it has exposed all of our weaknesses so that we could get help. Have you ever been so tired or so stressed out that you didn’t fee...
Your're Contagious
May 15th, 2020
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.”Proverbs 18:21  Epidemiologists tell us that every person spreads something and they can prove it. If you have watched the news as of late you probably have seen the studies to show why some doctors believe that even maintaining a six foot social distancing rule could be hazardous to ones health. The reason i...
Open For Business
May 14th, 2020
“And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the LORD for it; for in its peace you will have peace.”Jeremiah 29:7Every week I get a call or an email from someone asking me, “when is the church going to be open?” And I am always pleased to let them know the church never closed. From the time we first learned of the coronavirus we began to pray for ...
You're Never Alone
May 12th, 2020
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”Psalm 23:4  Everyone deals with fear and one of the biggest fears that has been exposed during the coronavirus is the fear of being alone. Loneliness, yes, even in a crowded room a person can feel alone. It’s no surprise today then that a vast number of...
Relentless
May 11th, 2020
“Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?”Psalm 139:7We celebrated Mother’s Day this past weekend and social media was blown up with tributes to moms all around the world. I saw a common thread in the tributes I came across that echoed my own heart as to why this day is such a major celebration. Godly mothers share many qualities and characteristics that we see in G...