These are the years to stand firm on your purpose, embrace life transitions with wisdom, set goals and new direction, if needed, and pour grace and kindness over your relationships and calling.

Mother’s Day… So Much More

Mother's Day-Maggie Sabatier-Smith-Chispa Magazine 4

             Mother’s Day typically surfaces a longing to return to the child in me—the one that seeks protection, comfort, encouragement, hugs that last forever, muchos besitos, and the one that dreams of a future filled with playful adventures. I’m still that little girl. You would think that after a lifetime of…

Eyes of Wonder… Put on a New Set of Eyes

Eyes of Wonder-Maggie Sabatier Smith-Chispa Magazine

SENIORitas, have been there and done that. We have experienced life’s joys, sorrows, challenges and absolutely get it, “…there is nothing new under the sun,” says Ecclesiastes 1:9. Our family traditions fill our calendars and we look forward to the familiar. With an eye toward legacy we encourage (sometimes not so gently) our children and grandchildren…

Do You Think I’m Beautiful?

Maggie Sabatier-Smith-Chispa Magazine

I’m not sure at what age little girls begin to doubt their beauty. My six year old granddaughter is still at the confident stage. “Look at me Mima!” she says. Whether it’s taekwondo or just running around the farm, she often turns to make sure I’m watching. Sammi is our princess, and she knows it.…

Good Enough

Spring SENIORita-Aaron Burden-Chispa Magazine

Is your life good? Is it good enough? Are you satisfied with where you are spiritually, emotionally, and relationally? I wonder if Abram in the Old Testament thought his life was ‘good enough’ when God called him out of Ur and onto a better place.  God called Abram to leave his usual routine at Ur…

What To Do When It’s Time To Sell Your Business

What To Do When It's Time To Sell Your Business-Chispa Magazine

Once your business becomes successful, you might start to think about selling. You have built it from the ground up, and now it’s making serious levels of profit. Now, it’s time to start thinking about letting it go. Perhaps, you signed on for the challenge of creating something brand new. Now that challenge is gone.…

Got A Brilliant Business Idea?

Got A Brilliant Business Idea-Chispa Magazine

Once in a while, people come up with incredible business ideas. Whether you have invented a fantastic gadget or have a unique design, you need to get it out there; however, we all know it’s not as easy as we would like it to be. There are particular processes you need to follow before you…