Welcome to Donna’s Morning Coffee


Many years ago, it was mentioned to me that I needed to write about my family. My parents were very special people who were given some hardships that to some would be impossible to live through. After they were married and had their three children, they were handed the diagnosis that their two sons both had Duchene Muscular Dystrophy and that their daughter was probably a carrier of the disease. That began a journey that was tragic but with God’s help, was beautiful and blessed.

Several months ago, I felt a nudge to start writing but wasn’t sure where to begin. After having a prayer request asked of me by a very close friend, I wrote about a situation that happened to me as a teenager that could help the person in need of the prayer request. The writing of that devotional seemed to come naturally and surprisingly made me long to write more.

As I prayed about my feelings, I heard myself promise God that I would continue writing and would try to write a devotional every day. Since that day, a routine was formed that helped me keep that promise. My morning routine now includes waking up early, preparing my cup of coffee, reading devotionals and scriptures, praying my daily prayers, and then praying for what God wants me to write. I have never felt God’s voice so clearly as I have through these months and I am thankful for His words.

Recently, my husband, Mark, and I shared with a friend about the devotionals I had written and he suggested that I begin writing a blog. After some thought and prayer, I decided to give it a try. I then had to think of a name for my blog and I asked several people who gave me great suggestions. Mark, however, reminded me that coffee had to be included in the name because there was always a cup of coffee to be sipped as the reading and writing took place. So, there begins “Donna’s Morning Coffee”.

Please read these devotionals knowing I am new to writing and pray for me as I grow in my faith and learn better techniques of writing.


Donna Henderson Locke

7 thoughts on “Welcome to Donna’s Morning Coffee

  1. Enjoyed your post today. Thanks for modeling God’s call in your life and being brave and open in sharing your heart.


  2. Donna:
    You always manage to fill my cup when we talk or I read your posts. Now your writings provide an avenue for you to share with all of us those thoughts and words you have. Your parents had such a way with prayer and expressing themselves, as you do. Thank you for sharing.


  3. Donna,
    You are a true inspiration. I enjoyed your devotion and plan to continue to follow. My family calls me a bible study dropout because I start and then find a reason why I’m to busy. Maybe I will be able to find the time while I have my cup of coffee and will think of you. If I start my day out with God, maybe that will stay with me all day. Thanks for taking your time to share with others.
    Your Camden classmate and friend,
    Shari Kim Douglas Dudley


    1. Shari,

      Thank you for your sweet comments. A few weeks after I began writing, I had one of those rough mornings as I prepared to go to school. A situation came up that really tore me up and although I read my devotionals and wrote that morning, I felt lost. I shared my morning story with a teacher friend and she simply said, “Think about how much worse things would feel if you had not started out with you devotional time.” When she said that I immediately felt grateful that God had let me to my devotional time. God is Good, and His timing of putting the writing bug into this girl couldn’t have been more perfect. Please continue commenting as you feel the desire – I think I will need a constant nudge from friends.

      Love to your family!


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