Just Mike's Thoughts is the online home of Michael Ford II; Husband, Father, Author, Blogger and Speaker.

Just Ask


Is there something you need or want from God that you’ve been hesitating to ask? What if the only reason some things aren’t happening in your life, and some of your desires are unfulfilled is because you haven’t been bold enough in your asking? Before you discredit these questions, remember the words of James 4:2 […]

Be Encouraged, Moms and Dads


Have you ever thought about how hard it is to raise good kids in today’s society? I consider it almost unreasonably hard. In 2014, I have to have conversations with my elementary-age daughter that my parents didn’t have to have until I was a teenager. I have to pray for my four-year-old about things that […]

I Stand Corrected


No one likes to be corrected. But, no one knows it all. And, no matter how much we dislike when someone corrects us, it’s actually working for our good. Proverbs 12:1(NIV) makes it plain: Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid. It’s stupid to automatically reject correction. That’s a know-it-all mentality. […]

By the Grace of God, I Am What I Am


I really wanted to do a video today, but, for some reason, I couldn’t get it to work. Anyhow, yesterday evening, I was studying the Word, and I came across a familiar scripture that made me pause and meditate on it for a while. First Corinthians 15:10 says: But by the grace of God I […]

Rock-Solid Promises


Yesterday afternoon, my wife asked me to pray for her because she’s been dealing with some anxiety about some things that are going on in her life. As I prayed for her, I said something I’m not sure I’ve said before: “God, we thank you for the rock-solid promises of your Word.” God’s Word isn’t […]

You Had it Comin’


Have you ever secretly enjoyed when someone who hurt you went through hard times? Have you ever smiled at the thought of someone who wronged you going through a difficult season in life? If you have, you’re not alone. But, this attitude doesn’t please God. Proverbs 24:17 (NIV) says: Do not gloat when your enemy […]