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

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 […]

Relax, and Enjoy the Ride

Last night, as I was driving my family home from a local fair, I was reminded of the old days when I was a kid and my father would drive us all the way from Michigan to Arkansas or Alabama to visit relatives. We would sleep in the back of our van, play games, or […]

No Child Has it All


If there’s one thing I hate about parenthood, it’s the tendency for parents to compare their children to other people’s children. And, the reason why I hate it is because, oftentimes, I do it myself! I look around and notice that other children can read better, behave better, are taller, more athletic, can dance better, […]

The 1 Reason Why You’ll Win This Battle


Meet David. He’s a young shepherd, around sixteen years old. And, he’s getting ready to face one of the greatest challenges of his life: an obnoxious giant named, Goliath, that is threatening he and his kinfolk. Even though, David is young and rather small, he’s the only one who is willing to fight Goliath. King […]

You Must Be Groomed for Your Room


The Bible says that your gift will make room for you (Prov. 18:16). But, what happens if your gift makes room and you’re not prepared to handle it? It would be a disaster! This is why God takes the time to prepare us for our “room.” He trains us, teaches us, disciplines us, and encourages […]