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.

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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Lasting Legacy

I have been out of touch for several months while my husband battled side effects of his bone marrow transplant.  He went to be with the Lord in August and this article has been on my heart for weeks and I am now ready to share it. My 6 year old granddaughter, Layla, had seriously taken […]

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Getting the Breath Knocked Out of You!

Life seems to be going along pretty good…when, all of a sudden, unforeseen circumstances tackle you from out of nowhere leaving you gasping for breath!  It may be a situation, a diagnosis, words spoken, or any number of other predicaments that pop up in your life that make you feel the air has gone out of […]

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Sandwiched!

  My generation is often referred to as the “sandwich generation”.  I definitely fit the description…..I’m the primary caregiver for my husband in his 4 year battle with lymphoma; as an only child,  I oversee the needs of my aging parents; and I often babysit my grandchildren after school and on occasion.  This all comes along with the […]

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The Greatest Gift

‘Tis the season for giving and receiving gifts!  Under my Christmas tree are numerous festive packages, all waiting to be ripped opened to discover the mysteries inside!  It’s exciting to see the faces of those we love light up when they open a cherished gift.  It’s can also be breathtaking to unwrap something special chosen especially for us, […]

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