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

The Greater Possibility


Have you ever allowed yourself to worry about “what ifs”? What if they take my car? What if I don’t get well? What if my wife leaves me? When those worrisome “what ifs” enter your mind, instead of considering which bad thing could possibly happen, turn those “what ifs” around and anticipate God doing a […]

Do Black Men Care About Each Other?


It’s a known fact that blacks–especially black men–are murdered at a significantly higher rate than men of other races. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), blacks typically make up half of the total number of homicides in the United States every year, although we only make up roughly 13 percent of the total […]

The Pesky Sin Problem


You know, the other day, I had this simple thought: People are incredible. Eight-year-olds master the piano. Fourteen-year-olds graduate from college. And, everyday, someone invents something that makes life just a little bit easier. Yet, no one has been able to conquer the pesky sin problem that has plagued humanity for ages. It’s amazing that […]

A Love that Never Fails


Love never fails. Those are the powerful words of 1 Cor. 13:8. And, if you’re anything like me, you’ve needed that kind of love before. The kind of love that pursues you when you don’t want to be pursued. The kind of love that stays consistent even when you don’t. When the Bible says, “God […]

Should I Pray for Ray Rice?

By this time, you’ve probably heard about Ray Rice, the embattled former Baltimore Ravens running back who viciously punched his fiance  in the face and knocked her out in an elevator in Atlantic City earlier this year. The incident happened in February; but, the full video was just released a couple of days ago. As […]