Author Archives: Kit and Drew Coons

Trip to Chicago – 1 minute read

New York pizza connoisseurs look away. Chicago deep-dish pizza–with about an inch of toppings–needs to be eaten with a fork. The photo is from famous Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria in the elegant Oak Park section of Chicago. For FamilyLife, we attended … Continue reading

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A different time–a different place – 1 minute read

Kit and I define non-sexual romantic as “a different time–a different place.” Today we participated in the Arkansas Book and Paper Show. There history and memorabilia enthusiasts displayed and sold rare books, Confederate money, vintage post cards, 19th century photos, … Continue reading

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People are Interested in God – ½ minute read

Falling church attendance and the growing skepticism about religion among younger people would led one to believe that people have lost interest in God. I’ve read several best selling novels lately that would indicate otherwise. Calculating God by Robert J. … Continue reading

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Space Shuttle Explosion – 1½ minute read

As a young engineer, I had the privilege to work on the design of the American Space Shuttle. Among other systems, I designed what became the urine dump system. Years later the explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle brought great … Continue reading

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Communicating with stories – 1½ minute read

Effective stories like Jesus’ Good Samaritan or Paul’s testimony in Acts 26 have an introduction, crisis, and resolution making a point. The crisis creates suspense and may evoke emotions. A resolution should bring closure to recipients. We observed one couple … Continue reading

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Prayer Triggers – 1 minute read

At Georgia Tech, Christian activities took a lot of my time. One activity I didn’t relish was 5:00 a.m. prayer with other male students on Wednesday mornings. I’ve always been a night person. But lest I appear unspiritual, I showed … Continue reading

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Fishing Invitation – 1 minute read

Teenaged Drew lived for catching fish. Who caught the fish mattered little. Seeing someone else catch a fish almost equaled catching one myself. Bored from a Boy Scout exhibition downtown, I wandered down to the Tennessee River. There I found … Continue reading

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Communicating Effectively – 1 minute read

Two prominent Christian leaders at a missionary conference gave diametrically opposed interpretations of scripture. I expected the conference would be abuzz with controversy. But it wasn’t. To my astonishment, nobody I spoke to had noticed. Many extolled both speakers for … Continue reading

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Mining Joy – 2 minute read

I’ve been thinking about my alma mater lately. Fifty years ago I studied engineering at Auburn University. Auburn’s basketball team recently advanced in the NCAA tournament to the final four for the first time in school history. That gave me … Continue reading

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Frogs on the Floor – 1 minute read

Kit and I waited at a rural church in Fiji for a group of students to gather. We had been asked to talk candidly about sex and relationships. A big frog came hopping down the main aisle. I thought, This … Continue reading

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