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

How to Handle a Strikeout


Imagine a major league baseball player striking out. Instead of shaking his head and walking back to the dugout, he starts crying, runs to his manager and says, “I’m done. I can’t take this anymore!” How weird would that be? Professional athletes have to become accustomed to failing or messing up from time to time. […]

Do What You Do for the Kingdom

Yesterday morning, my pastor, Hurley Coleman Jr.,  preached a powerful message from Matthew 4. His focus verse was Matthew 4:18. It says: As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. Throughout the course […]

Trust the God in You

Last night, my mom and I went to the store to grab something to drink. When we got to the register, I pointed to a box of e-cigs (electronic cigarettes) and joked with my mom, “I’m gonna try some of those.” The guy behind the register immediately asked me if I liked them and went […]

Christ is the Answer

When you’re tired, there’s nothing that will satisfy you like a nice, comfortable bed with your favorite pillow. Someone may offer you a sandwich and a cold beverage; and, those things may temporarily help you forget how tired you are. But, ultimately, they won’t relieve your sense of fatigue. Taking a 5 Hour Energy or […]