Author: Michael Desotell

Pastor Mike is 38 years old and serves two United Methodist Churches in Southeast Michigan. He has been married to his wife, Bri (also a UMC pastor), for 11 years. They have two beautiful daughters at home with them and an amazing little boy in heaven. Pastor Mike enjoys good music, great coffee, the company of good friends, and writing things that matter.
A Holy Moment

A Holy Moment

“The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.” – Psalm 19:1 On our last day up north a couple of weeks ago, Bri and I decided to cram in as many experiences of our hometown for Michaela and Braeleigh as we could. We took them to my favorite burger place, to…

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Pink Paper

Pink Paper

“At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” He called a child, whom he put among them, and said, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 18:1-3 One evening, I was…

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O, How They Grow

O, How They Grow

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:” – Ecclesiastes 3:1 “They grow up so fast.” At least that is what “they” say. Not sure exactly who “they” are, but “they” are right. It seems like only yesterday Bri and I were panicking over the thought that the hospital…

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Free to Serve

Free to Serve

If you want confirmation that you have passed from being young to being old there is an easy test. Wake up on Saturday morning, turn on the TV, and look for some cartoons to watch. Chances are, you won’t find any because Saturday Morning Cartoons are a thing of the past. But you can still…

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Beat the Heat

Beat the Heat

“The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade at your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.” – Psalm 121:5-6      I wasn’t sure whether I wanted to laugh or cry as we read the above verses last week from Psalm 121. It is my earnest…

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“Hope, Sow”

“Hope, Sow”

Peace. Peace is a word that we say a lot, or perhaps think about a lot. We want some peace and quiet we say, well, at least we say that a lot in our house. We paint signs and hang banners expressing our desire for this elusive thing called peace. There are basically two definitions…

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