Articles by Mike Solava

How to be a Family Guy

Posted on June 1, 2012 by

with Guy & Angie Penrod So they’re not the Duggars. But with eight children—seven boys and one girl—between the ages of six and 20, you can’t exactly say that Guy Penrod and his wife Angie have a small family either. H…

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Finding God’s Lessons

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Introduction by Lori Hogan The book A Man Called Norman came to mind as I read this next story. The author, Rev. Mike Adkins, humorously describes how his life was changed forever as a result of sharing the Gospel with his misfit …

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Top Button Truths

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The hallway was packed, but Heather seemed oblivious to the crowds jostling around us. She was new to the church, visiting at the invitation of a friend. We chit-chatted for a moment, but the small talk changed dramatically when I…

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Treat Your Home like a Grown-Up Kindergarten Room

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by Kathi Lipp Everything I learned about organizing, I learned in kindergarten. The most organized rooms most of us will ever experience are at either a school or a hospital. Since I frown on having to go through minor surgery in …

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Idol Factory

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by Pete Wilson On my first trip to Kolkata, India, I visited a temple called the Kali Temple. Thousands of Hindus in Kolkata line up every day to pray to the goddess Kali. They worship her hoping to get power, victory, and healing…

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Creating Authentic Faith Environments for Your Kids

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by Daniel Darling He was languishing in a Roman cell, awaiting his sure execution. It was cold and damp. He had nothing but the tattered clothes on his back. Most of his friends had deserted him. He longed for his parchments and h…

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Supercharging Superdad

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by Maureen Pratt He’s strong, smart, funny and wise. He can handle multiple responsibilities—from family to job, church to home—within a single day and never tire. He always has time for one more project. He never says, “N…

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Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives

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The Weakness That Made Me Soar by Janet Perez Eckles I sat at the ophthalmologist’s office, holding tight to the armchair, my stomach cramped. “There’s no cure,” he said. “Your vision will continue to diminish. You need …

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