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Emotional Snapshots – 1 minute read

Everybody has photos that remind them of people, places, and occasions. My favorites are those that remind me of times when God did something special. Like the Old Testament Israelites built monuments of stone as reminders of God’s work, Kit … Continue reading

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Meeting Diverse People – ½ minute read

Those who know Kit and Drew well also know we are both strong introverts. Only one activity brings out an extrovertish quality–meeting diverse people. The Coonses are like a dog with its head out a car window while meeting people … Continue reading

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Thanks from Strangers – ½ minute read

Many friends and relatives have told us that they love our novels. But we returned with some trepidation to a Christmas market where last year we’d sold books to strangers. How would those customers react? To our joy, perhaps a dozen strangers … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey – 1½ minute read

All I wanted was a cool theater and popcorn. The late summer selection of movies was meager. In desperation, we tried the Downton Abbey movie. Neither of us had watched the TV airings. To our surprise, we found the movie … Continue reading

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A last grand adventure? – 1 minute read

Kit and I are known to have adventurous hearts. After all, we met in Africa. Fortunately for us, adventure and serving God can be nearly synomous values. With FamilyLife leaving Little Rock, Kit and I have no compelling reason to … Continue reading

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Relaxation – 1 minute read

While researching for a new novel set in California, Kit and I discovered these sea lions enjoying themselves in the morning sun. We watched while several babies cavorted in the surf and the adults did what sea lions do so … Continue reading

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A Summer of Conflict – 1½ minute read

We’ll remember 2019 as the summer of corporate conflict. Just a few examples: 1. The power company misread our electric meter in June and sent us a bill 12X normal. After complaining, I found them replacing the meter that proved … Continue reading

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Our Most Embarrassing Moment Followup – 1 minute read

Last week we posted “A Dark Secret” revealing our most embarrassing moment in front of a lot of listeners. The story included a kindness extended to us by a friend. Steve Mitchell of South Carolina recognized himself as the kind … Continue reading

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A Dark Secret – 1½ minute read

In our early FamilyLife years, Kit and I partnered with WLFJ Christian radio in Greenville, SC. They interviewed us on the air numerous times. We’ve been privileged to do many radio interviews since, including three programs on FamilyLife Today with … Continue reading

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Influencing Young People – 1 minute read

“Do you have anything for kids?” many asked about our books. With 86% of millennials in America being post-Christian, juveniles and young adults need some positive influence. Therefore we determined that we would create a story for young people. And … Continue reading

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