Author Archives: Donna Coffey

Donna Coffey

Hello Ladies, One of my passions is to work in the area of women's ministry. So, after 27 years of teaching in a local county school system, I attended and graduated from the Women’s Ministry Institute (WMI) at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. I am currently continuing classes toward an advanced certificate with WMI. I am married to my wonderful husband, Tom, of 30 years, and we are blessed with three children and two beautiful granddaughters. I have worked with Shelly Johns, Women’s Ministry and Senior Adult Associate for the Kentucky Baptist Convention, on several projects over the years, and I pray that you will be blessed by this latest endeavor.


We sometimes get so caught up in perfecting the presentation of our ministry, we lose focus on the purpose of it! How many times have we missed opportunities to minster while being consumed with perfecting how our message will be presented? What difference does it make how good it looks if we haven’t conveyed our message? […]

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Put Your Sandwich Down!

My precocious granddaughter, Campbell, is almost 4 years old.  She has recently begun to pray more specific prayers, sweetly naming all the things she’s thankful for at that moment.  Recently she wanted to say the blessing at lunch.  Her brother had already picked up his sandwich, ready to take a bite as soon as the […]

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We Are Comforters

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 I spent 2 days last weekend high […]

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Joy in the Mourning

This weekend, June 2 & 3, I will be gathering with a group of other widows from across Kentucky for a retreat.  We come from all areas of the state with different backgrounds & perspectives, but with one common thread….we’ve all lost our husbands.  We also share the same Christian belief that when we experience […]

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Such a Time as This

I live a mile from what locals call “Lincoln Farm”, a small rolling farm that was once owned by a man named Thomas Lincoln.  There, on a cold day in February, a baby named Abraham was born in a tiny cabin…a baby destined for history.  President Abraham Lincoln is one of the most recognizable presidents […]

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Settling for Less

I remember the last family reunion I attended where several young families stopped for fast food for their children on the way to the gathering.  I understand the issues with picky eaters so I’m not judging, just observing! I come from a long line of great cooks and there were tables loaded down with dish […]

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Light Shines Brightest in the Darkness

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”  John 8:12 Back in the 1980s, my family was touring Mammoth Cave.  We were only a few yards inside the cavern when a lightning strike […]

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Christian Heritage

These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.  Impress them on your children  talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 6: 6-7 ….teach them to your children and to their children after them.  Deuteronomy 4; 9b […]

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Sin Creeps In

…let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles… Hebrews 12: 1 Living near Fort Knox, Kentucky, I grew up hearing the massive booms of tank fire as troops trained for missions.  Nowadays, Army helicopters  from the base often fly low in formation in a direct path over my house!  I […]

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Winter Blahs

Winter blahs…..ugh! I experience them every winter from the time all Christmas decorations are packed away until the first blooms of spring! February is especially difficult for me. My mom passed away last February and my late husband’s birthday falls in this month as well. Then right smack in the middle of the month is […]

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