Mackenzie Chester

Mackenzie Chester

Creating The Sacred Everyday

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About Mackenzie Chester

Hello, friends.

If you have clicked on this link (thank you!), you probably already know my name is Mackenzie Chester, and that I am a writer, artist, musician, homeschooler, podcaster, lifelong-journaler, mama of eight children, wife of a mad-scientist-musician (Randy Chester), and that I write a blog called The Sacred Everyday. It is on the pages of these posts that I share my search for beauty in the chaos and my longing to wake up to the miracle of an ordinary life. And my sincere hope is that, through The Sacred Everyday Blog and Podcast, you (and anyone else who stumbles onto my site) will find inspiration to do the same.

Writing, journaling, and sharing is my passion. I originally created this Patreon group as a way to pay for the costs of my web hosting, which I have honestly struggled to pay year after year. But I have been blown away at the generous support of so many friends who have joined me here and have provided a way for me to not only pay all of the bills associated with hosting my blog and my journaling course, but have also cheered me on and given me the moral support I needed to give myself permission to make the time to write.

Writing takes time. Not just the time where I am actually sitting down at the desk, but all the quiet spaces in my life where I am processing and putting words to ideas in the back of my mind. My Patrons are blessing me with time that I am paid to think, to write, and to share. I cannot fully express my gratitude that there are people who value my work enough to make this my reality. This inner circle of supporters are truly fueling my creative work. I am forever grateful.

Randy and I have a dream of being able to support our family by doing what we (and our children) do best: sharing our stories through writing, art, and music. Every partnership made here helps us get a little closer to that goal.

When you become a Patron, you will gain access to two-and-a-half-year's worth of posts, updates, photos, sneak-peeks of my personal journals, ideas in-progress, etc.  If you want a glimpse inside my creative process and my creative influences, this is the place to find them.  You will also have access to two online video retreats, Grief and Beauty (November 2021) and Relentless Hope (December 2021). My desire is that these retreats will be a place where you can pause, take a long, slow, deep breath of hope, and be refreshed. 

In August through October, I will also be beginning a series of monthly personal journaling retreats.  These will be podcast-style guided journaling talks that you can save for a quiet moment when you need to reflect and respond to what's in your heart.  For anyone who wants a live group experience, I will also be a monthly live Journal Party to go along with each retreat.  I am so excited about this! This is part of my Patrons-Only Group, The Journaling Circle, a kindred gathering for inspiration and conversation over tea (or coffee or hot chocolate, etc.!) and open journals.  This is especially for women of faith who are seeking a bit of community, who like to process their lives through conversation, and who enjoy being with other women who feel the same.

Finally, I am thrilled to announce that you can now access my course, Innermost Journaling: Mining the Depths of Your Sacred Everyday Life inside my Patreon!  This is a 6 week video course that will inspire you to finally get those thoughts out of your head and onto the pages of your journal.  No previous experience necessary.  There is something here for the complete beginner as well as the lifelong journaler. 

Sincere thanks for your interest in me, my family, and The Sacred Everyday. I have lots of ideas in the works for upcoming projects.

Currently, I have two books in the queue for publishing.  I am praying over and researching publishing houses and learning about this process.  If you want to learn more about my books, you can read all about them in my behind-the-scenes posts. 

I have ideas for videos, collaborations with Randy, projects with the kids, etc.  I am also beginning a third book of poetry and images.  I am so excited about completing these and sharing them with you. 

If you are still reading, thank you!!!  If you want to change my life and fuel my creative fire, I would be honored, thrilled, and overjoyed for you to consider supporting me here.  And I hope that you will find something inside that will bless you as well.

Love,

Mackenzie
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I loved going through my journaling course live with my first group!  When I meet my next goal, I will host another live group event for The Journaling Circle.  Want to join me???  Join me!
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Videos

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