*about maggie mackenzie

Let’s be real, I’m just some 21 year old kid livin’ large in the city: following the Lord as faithfully as I can, buried by homework, surrounded by the best friends of my life, and taking the craze of college one day at a time.

I am in constant pursuit of a good laugh. I have the most wonderful family in the entire world, and the only downside of living in Chicago is being so far away from them. (Actually, deep dish is a bit of a downside, too – hard pass.) I listen to a lot of music, read too many books when I really should be doing homework, and I love going to the movies. I speak really bad, really broken French, I’m fundamentally opposed to sushi, and I’m just very sorry about both of those facts.  I have the delight of serving as the RA of Houghton 4 West here at Moody Bible Institute, where I am majoring in Biblical Studies. The women on my floor have become some of my dearest friends, and with the added joy of being sisterRA to Culby 16, I live a life that is full of friendship and love, and thank God for it everyday. I jump at any chance I get to travel and love to be just spontaneous enough that I surprise even myself every once in a while. Oh also, I have an intense fear of hippos.

Most importantly, I am surrendered unto and saved by the only living God, and I wholly intend to worship and follow and glorify Him for the rest of my days. I was a disaster when he found me and gave me a new life – a life where I could finally take a deep breath, out from underneath the pressure I put on myself to get it all right, and away from the piercing fear of failure that perfectionism brought with it. He saved me from a desperate loneliness and crushing shame – God renewed my soul and gave me this beautiful gift of faith. I cherish it, and I continue to be amazed by and grateful for this beautiful life I get to live.

 

xo, mag

Now to the King. 1 Timothy 1:12-17

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