Embracing You, Now. – Guest Post – Jessi Schafer

If I were to paint a picture in words of who I am in this chapter of my life, it would go like this: I’m a mess, but I’m saved. I’m sitting in my 2001 dirty Honda Accord. Exhausted and sweating because I feel like I never actually sleep, and I just packed up both…

Healing – Part 1

Overwhelmed. Stressed. At my breaking point. Tired. Drained. Worthless. Useless. Unlovable. Insert any negative emotion and characteristic here, and I’ve probably felt it recently and over the years. Behind the smile, there’s been these words floating around in my brain. The words to come are more vulnerable than any blog post I’ve ever written. Not…

Thankful

This past Sunday, my pastor preached out of the book of Colossians, beginning the new series for our church, Found. His directive at the end of his message was the following: identify who you’re thankful for, pray for them consistently, and then tell them you prayed. I thought of the writer of the book of…

Redeemed

This word is near and dear to my heart. If you knew my entire life story, you would know that “redeemed” is a word that would characterize the entirety of it. The definition of the word is this: “compensate for the faults or bad aspects of (something).” My life is full of faults and bad…

Purpose

A recent trend sweeping generations today is this idea of picking a word to identify a focus for the upcoming new year. I’ve participated for two years now, picking my “word” for 2018 and 2019: conviction and redemption, respectively. As I prayed about God’s direction and guidance for Macey’s Place Online in 2019, I felt…

Changing – Guest Post – Jessi Schafer

Your brokenness is exactly what brings you closer to God. Your difficulties and hardships are opportunities to grow closer to our Savior… to really get to know Him… to dive deep into His Word and let Him begin to transform you in the most significant ways. Each battle will teach you something new, or in…

In this Dark World, Make Sure Your Light Shines Brighter

It was a stereotypical Monday morning. You know, the type of Monday where everything was going wrong. I woke up late after I turned off my alarm on accident. My dad didn’t fill up the car with gas after he drove it the night before. I didn’t factor in time for unexpected circumstances (like no gas)….