Author Archives: Kit and Drew Coons

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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Why us? – 1 minute read

Unbelievers sometimes ask, “How could anyone trust in a God who allows so much suffering?” If you choose not to trust in God, that’s a convenient, noble-sounding reason. But “so much suffering” is relative. Living in Africa, we saw many … Continue reading

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Abundance: Troubles in Paradise – 2 minute read

We had planned, prepared, and prayed for the Weekend to Remember marriage conference in Bermuda. As Drew began, I thought about his challenge earlier. “Kit, this could be our last opportunity to present a Weekend to Remember. Let’s trust God … Continue reading

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Something to Offer – ½ minute read

Somehow I managed to smash my good eye into a hard seat back on the first airline leg of our journey. Swelling quickly made my bad eye into my best eye. The swelling subsided, but left me with a world-class … Continue reading

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