“Real Life With Pastor Mike”

A Daily Devotional
Everybody Needs A Woobie
June 18th, 2024
“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.” 2 Corinthians 1:3–4Comfort is a word we hear used a lot in the Bible and yet many believers look at comfort like it’s a bad thing....
Learning To Listen
June 17th, 2024
“Listen, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone.”Deuteronomy 6:4If I could go back and live my life over again as a Father there are a lot of things I would do differently. As James Dobson once said regarding being a dad, “If I could go back and start over again as a father I would do less for my kids and do more with my kids”. That always stuck with me through the years and now almost 40 y...
Determined Not To Be Deterred
June 14th, 2024
“And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two.”Matthew 5:41As I was reading the story of the paralyzed man in Luke’s gospel where his friends carried him to where Jesus was, sadly, due to the size of the crowd gathered to listen to Him teach they were unable to get in. Determined not to be deterred, these friends devised a plan. They carried their friend on a sleeping mat up on the roof...
You Be Jesus
June 13th, 2024
“Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.”1 Corinthians 11:1I laugh because I can relate to the story of the Mom who was fixing breakfast for her two young sons one Saturday morning. Johnny the older brother was seven and his younger brother Bobby four. As the first plate of pancakes were set in front of her two hungry tikes each grabbed for the plate and began to tug and pull not wanting the ot...
Just Relax
June 12th, 2024
“And instantly I was in the Spirit, and I saw a throne in heaven and someone sitting on it.”Revelation 4:2Not to sound depressing or cynical, but do you to have this sense that something is going terribly wrong in the world today? It seems like anything that can go wrong is going wrong, or in the words of Jesus, “everything that can be shaken is being shaken.” Just know if you feel that way you ar...
Pull The Cork
June 11th, 2024
“To know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.”Ephesians 3:19

Studying the book of Acts from the perspective of the person of the Holy Spirit has been life changing for me. Instead of focusing on the acts of the apostles I am studying the acts of the Holy Spirit in the lives of the apostles. All I know is it has me craving a deeper relatio...
A Friends A Friend Forever
June 7th, 2024
“Their disagreement was so sharp that they separated. Barnabas took John Mark with him and sailed for Ac 15:39Life is hard but ministry is even harder. People come and people go, it’s a part of life as well as church life. One of the saddest stories of broken friendship in the Bible is that of Paul and Barnabas. After all, it was Barnabas who was instrumental in Paul getting his start in ministry ...
Your Life Is Your Mission
June 6th, 2024
“Appoint Barnabas and Saul for the special work to which I have called them.”Acts 13:2The concept of modern “Missions” began in the book of Acts and originated in the heart of God not man. When most Christians hear the word “Mission” they most often think of a trip that believers take in a plane, or a boat or a 15 passenger van to share Jesus Christ with people far away. Missions in the mind of ma...
How To Limit The Devil Copy
June 5th, 2024
“For the Lord gave us this command when he said, ‘I have made you a light to the Gentiles, to bring salvation to the farthest corners of the earth.’” When the Gentiles heard this, they were very glad and thanked the Lord for his message; and all who were chosen for eternal life became believers. So the Lord’s message spread throughout that region.”Acts 13:47-49As I read the following quote it remi...
You Have A Story To Tell
June 4th, 2024
“After the usual readings from the books of Moses and the prophets, those in charge of the service sent them this message: “Brothers, if you have any word of encouragement for the people, come and give it.” Acts 13:15The gospel is called “Good News” for a reason. Paul knew as soon as he was invited to speak in Acts 13 that he had a word of encouragement for his listeners. Knowing his audience he w...