"Having grown up and spent my pastoring career in non-liturgical churches, it was Mike who first encouraged me to observe the seasons of Advent and Lent. In the years since, I have come to rely on these seasons to breathe new life into my soul and those of my family and church. With the coming of Advent and Lent each year, I lean heavily on Mike's devotional thoughts to frame the season as a whole and center my spirit each day. His devotionals capture the heart, shine the light of truth on brokenness, and send the spirit soaring in exultation at the grace of God in Christ Jesus." - - Pastor Adam Mearse, Naperville Church of Christ.