Author Archives: Kit and Drew Coons

Pure and Undefiled Christianity – a one minute read

A twenty-two-year-old nurse—she refers to herself as a girl—entered the bombing-ravaged East London slums in the 1950s for, in her own words, “an adventure.” Worldly, conscious of style and appearance, often frivolous, and with no religion, she began serving those … Continue reading

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Fat Squirrel – 1 minute read

Our new home came equipped with a doe and her spotted fawn. We call them “Darma Deer and her deerling.” As in Little Rock, I put corn and apples out for deer because I enjoy watching them. With despair, but … Continue reading

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A Higher Form of Courage – a 3-minute read

“The police are going to find your bodies in a vacant lot!” the tough guys promised as they encircled us. Nobody likes to hear words like these, especially two young white guys living in an ethnic inner-city neighborhood. In a … Continue reading

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No New Year Resolution? – 1½ minute read

A friend who had greatly befriended me recently retired and asked my advice. Of course, all retirement guides say to “stay busy” and “do things for others.” In my response, I added a few examples. Develop a new skill. I … Continue reading

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Run for Your Life – a cute two-minute story

Baseball practice was more fun than playing an actual game. In a game, only a few balls likely came my way. At practice, ball after ball came that an eleven-year-old could catch (usually) and throw where it belonged (mostly). Practice … Continue reading

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Finished Work Leads to Granola – 1½ minute read including a recipe

My daily goal as an engineer was to finish all of the work waiting for my attention. Not just the daily tasks, but any future work others expected of me. Only occasionally did I manage to achieve nothing-to-do. But on … Continue reading

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Abundance – Remembering God’s Goodness by Kit Coons

After buckling my seat belt, I searched for my list. Where was my list? Not in my purse. Not in the car seat. Reluctantly, I unbuckled my seat belt and went back into the house. I knew from experience that … Continue reading

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The Passes Are Closed – 1 minute read

Washington State has already closed I-90 and other passes east of Seattle due to heavy snow. Our Cascade Mountains get plenty of snow every year. Mount Rainier averages 59 feet. Yes, that’s fifty-nine feet of snow. Although state maintenance crews … Continue reading

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Adrenalin Detox – ½ minute read

I’m coming around folks. Repairing our decrepit former house, staging and selling it, packing, finding a new place to live, managing to buy a house in WA, and setting up a new home all during a pandemic was an intense … Continue reading

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Abundance by by Kit – Less Sadness, More Trust – 3 minute read

  As I opened the last packing box in our new kitchen, I realized we had finished a year-long journey. And what a journey it was! We hadn’t just moved across town or to a different part of the state. … Continue reading

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