Articles by Mike Solava

Three Tips for Beating the Summer Heat at Home

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by Ginny McCabe When it comes to beating the heat this summer, don’t sweat it. There are several things you can do at home to keep you and your family cool and healthy. Here are a few tips to consider: Regularly maintain your ai…

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Finding Community in College

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by Stephen Kellough In my college chaplaincy, I conducted exit interviews of about two dozen graduating seniors every spring. One of the key questions I asked was this: “What are some of the most positive influences on your spir…

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Grandma Made Green Stuff

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by Linda Wood Rondeau My friend, a widow, has set aside a special day to celebrate her husband’s memory. The family gathers for a “Joe Day,” and she prepares his favorite foods. She shares stories so that the grandchildren w…

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What I’ve Learned as a Caregiver

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by Kathy Harris “How am I going to do this alone?” My question cut through the silence of the car ride home from the hospital, where my husband had just lost a long battle with congestive heart failure. His sister was driving …

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Retirement: The Next Season

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by Jeff Haanen We’ve said it for so long to both graduating college students and now retiring men and women that it’s become almost gospel. “Do what you’re passionate about. Follow your dreams. Do what you love and you’l…

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A Budget that Gave Freedom

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by Cynthia L Simmons The first year of our marriage, my accountant-husband approached me about setting up a budget. As a registered nurse, I knew very little about handling money, but I agreed. A few days later, he presented me an…

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Our Finest Evangelistic Hour

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by Randy Newman, Senior Teaching Fellow for Apologetics and Evangelism at The C. S. Lewis Institute In a memorable scene from one of my favorite movies Apollo 13, two NASA officials contemplate the numerous potential horrors that …

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Your Brain LOVES Joy!

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by Chris M. Coursey Likely you have heard the catchy melody, “I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart.” This song is enjoyed around campfires, Sunday school classes and summer camps. George William Cooke wrote this …

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