Author Archives: Kit and Drew Coons

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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Retribution – 1½ minute read

At age twenty-one, I was in my last term of engineering school. With the difficult courses behind me, an exciting job waited in California. Time to coast downhill to the finish line. Or so I thought. Our professors, expecting waning … Continue reading

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Killer Bees – A true story

“Why can’t you get the water running?” I asked. “We need a three inch elbow,” one of the men working for me answered. “There’s a pile of them in the supply yard.” “The bees have got them.” In the early … Continue reading

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Time to make a stand – 1 minute read

I used to carry a card in my wallet. The card proclaimed me to be a Republican in good standing. That was when Ronald Reagan and Bob Dole led the party with ethical and pragmatic thinking. Since then Republicans have … Continue reading

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Drew Lied – 1½ minute read

I had planned to rent a truck then drive our furniture and 116 large boxes from Arkansas to Washington state. But after six intense months preparing and selling our house followed by three stressful months living from suitcases, Kit and … Continue reading

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Can’t-Get-Away Club – 1 minute read

The Can’t-Get-Away Club started in Mobile, Alabama during the yellow fever epidemic of 1839. When most people left town to escape, a few stayed behind to care for the afflicted. Many of the caregivers died themselves. The point was that … Continue reading

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Fall Begins in Washington – 15 second read

Trees are starting to change color here in Washington. In August? Well, from some vantage points we can actually see Canada. And we’re farther north than parts of Ontario and Quebec. Kit is just hoping our tomatoes will ripen before … Continue reading

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Back to our Roots – ½ minute read

An eight-year-old approached his parents who were both quietly reading on a spring afternoon. “Can I plant some vegetables in the backyard?” I asked. Mom and Dad looked at each other. Neither had any interest in gardening. Somehow young Drew … Continue reading

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Please wear a mask – 1 minute read

They don’t care whether you live or die, I thought. Several weeks ago moving our stored furniture required Kit and me to cross the country as the pandemic worsened. The general disregard for masks and social distancing on display in … Continue reading

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Journey to a New Life – ½ minute read

“What will we do now?” we had asked ourselves. FamilyLife announced moving from Little Rock nearly a year ago. Almost immediately we began a “last grand adventure.” Eleven difficult and sometimes hazardous months later we have a new home and … Continue reading

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