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…

What I Really Want Most for Christmas

Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday. Any one of my friends can attest to that. I listen to Christmas music 24/7, no matter the time of year. I just love a good cup of strong, hot coffee and Bing Crosby playing in the background… or maybe even Christmas jazz or piano playing softly. I even…

Living on Feelings and Finding Truth – Guest Post – Jessi Schafer

Ever since I can remember, every thing I did stemmed from my feelings. I quit a job because I felt overwhelmed. I changed my major because I didn’t feel inspired. I said things I shouldn’t because that’s how I felt. I left relationships because I didn’t “feel” anymore. I let my feelings guide me everywhere….