10 Weeks of Podcasting! And an Update…

Dear friends, I am just stopping by to tell you that I have just posted a new podcast episode, and I’d love to share it with you. This is my 10th week of podcasting, and I am loving having these conversations about all the things that are on my heart. If you haven’t given the…

Responding to the Love of God (Podcast Episode 10)

You can also listen and subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. I want my life to be a response to the love of God. I am recording this podcast from a beautiful camp where we are staying for a couple of weeks while miracles are happening back home. My heart is just overflowing…

Every Morning I Wake Up in an Ocean

Every morning I wake up in an ocean. Sometimes the waters are calm, sometimes they are tumultuous, raging with storms that seem to never subside. They are always over my head. It is easy to slip under the waters of fear. It is effortless to drown in downpours of sorrow. It is second-nature to be…

Closing a Difficult Year With Gratitude (Podcast Episode #7)

You can also listen and subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. We are at the close of 2020. It has been a difficult year with many tests and trials. How can we look back over this year without cursing it, but searching and thanking God for the beauty within it? How can we…

Enter Your Year With Vision: An Online Journaling Retreat

Friends, we are about to start a new year, and I want to enter into it with purpose and a clear vision of how I can step into the role that God has designed for my life. I feel a deep need to quiet the noise, take a holy breath, and pray, journal, and reflect…

Journaling and the Bridge to Peace (Podcast Episode #6)

You can also listen and subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. Today we are talking about one of my favorite subjects–the transformative practice of keeping a journal. Journaling is the intersection of my creative and spiritual life, it is where all my good ideas start, it is where I come to make peace…

Buy One, Give One Free Journaling Course

If you have been wanting to try the Innermost Journaling Course, now is the time! Between now and Christmas Eve, I am running a special Buy One, Give One Free promotion on my course. You simply purchase the course, email me at mackenziechester@yahoo.com with the subject: B1G1, and I will reply with a gift certificate…

For Which My Heart Is Yearning

In the busyness of the the day, I forget that I am soul and spirit. I move, like a machine, through the mechanics of my life: Head turning at a sudden cry, arms lifting baby, voice humming softly like a washing machine. Fingers folding laundry, hands scrubbing muffin pans, feet moving through rooms, ears listening,…

The Space Between Here and a Miracle (Podcast Episode #4)

You can also listen and subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or Stitcher. For anyone who is waiting on God to answer prayers for a way forward… Anyone who is at the end of their own resources… Anyone who, like me, needs a boost of faith this morning… Today I am reminding myself of God’s…