Peace

Airplanes Social Media Bible study Shoes Eye doctor Traffic Conflict What does these have in common? They are all things that I have allowed to make me anxious in the past two weeks. One thing that I’ve found is that having peace is so valuable. According to a Google search, most women will live about 81.1…

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…

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…

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)….

How to Be a Christian 101

If you follow my Macey’s Place Online Instagram page (the handle is @maceysplaceonline if you want to check it out!), I recently posted about a new method of Bible study that I’ve been doing as I am reading through the book of Romans. To get a more in-depth discussion of what that new method entails,…

Spiritual Starvation

As a school counselor, I am often asked to speak to young boys and girls about several “uncomfortable” topics. One of those topics is eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia, the signs and symptoms as well as the potential consequences of such actions. The conversations aren’t easy ones to engage in. However, the conversation must…