“Real Life With Pastor Mike”

A Daily Devotional
Choose Love
July 15th, 2022
“Also for Adam and his wife the LORD God made tunics of skin, and clothed them.”Genesis 3:21It’s been well said we are never more like Jesus than when we forgive as its forgiveness that is the purest form and expression of love. Jesus reminded His followers that even the world loves if they are satisfied with what they receive in return. What that means is much of the worlds population loves as lo...
Hand in Hand
July 14th, 2022
“My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father's hand.”John 10:29  As my wife and I celebrated our anniversary this past weekend one of the things I enjoyed most was walking with her hand in hand. Her hand fits snugly within mine like a hand in a glove, like it was made just for me. Holding hands can convey a lot of messages, love, sec...
Go Fishing!
July 12th, 2022
“Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.”Proverbs 12:25My wife bought a humming bird feeder a couple of months ago and now numerous times a day the birds stop by on their travels through our neighborhood. I wonder if they view that feeder with the same excitement I view a new Mexican restaurant that opens up near my house? All I know is every time I see a bird feeding, ...
The Marriage Secret
July 11th, 2022
“An excellent wife is the crown of her husband…”Proverbs 12:4If I told you that the secret to a happy marriage is a Dodger dog and garlic fries would you believe me?This past weekend my wife and celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary. Because my wife took a new job this year we have to wait one year for her to have a week off so our anniversary get away this year was a weekend trip. My wife loves...
Your Story Is A Best Seller
July 8th, 2022
“You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men”2 Corinthians 3:2Being in ministry I get the privilege to sit with individuals and couples alike and discuss life’s struggles and so I understand when a woman says to me something like, "You know how it is for women. We grow up dreaming of a fairytale marriage and life." And then as they continue, many times through tears they s...
Two Ears One Mouth
July 7th, 2022
“Do you see a man hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him.”Proverbs 29:20 I'm reminded as I read the book of Proverbs that God gave us two ears and one mouth for a reason. I had to laugh at the little story about a pastor that you could say suffered from “hoof in mouth disease” one Sunday morning as he shared with his congregation. He relived the horror of that day explainin...
Dog Discipleship
July 5th, 2022
“For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.”Romans 12:3  I ran across this question that got my attention. It said at the top of the page, “HOW SPIRITUAL ARE YOU?” It immediately perked my interest so I ran down the list and the further dow...
He's Coming To Get You!
July 1st, 2022
“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. There is more than enough room in my Father’s home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am.”John 14:1-3I’ve got some good news for you today if you are in Christ today. He (Jesus) is ...
Knock Knock, It's No Joke
June 30th, 2022
“In Him was life, and the life was the light of men”John 1:4There is no refuting that Jesus Christ changes everything. The apostle Paul put it like this in 1 Corinthians 15:12-19, “Now if Christ is preached that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen. And if Christ ...
Less Is More, More Or Less
June 29th, 2022
“Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ”Philippians 3:8In reading chapter 3 of the book of Philippians you get the idea pretty quickly that the apostle Paul walks to the beat of a different drummer. Before coming to Jesus I imagine that if...