Conversations

Showcasing personal interviews with famed faces, everyday women who make a difference in our society or tough topics that need addressing.

It Was Like… Magic

Magic-Chispa Magazine-Maggie Sabatier-Smith

“It was like… magic.” How many of us remember that line from the movie Sleepless in Seattle? In the movie Sam Baldwin (Hanks) describes it like this, “It was a million tiny little things that, when you added them all up, they meant we were supposed to be together, and I knew it. I knew…

Fully Loaded for War

Armor of God-Chispa Magazine-Kuan-Yin

Soldiers are trained to shoot an enemy, dug defensive trenches, and defend a territory. Why would the Lord of the Bible tell us to put on “armor” if we would not “physically” be in a fight? God gives us everything we need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3). But, the thief of Earth comes…

How to Stop Bad Habits Ruining Your Life

Addicted to Social Meda-Chispa Magazine

We’ve all got them, and while there are habits that can be good for you, there are even more that are bad. Your good habits promote your well-being and success, while your bad ones can cause depression, fatigue and create a barrier that stops you being successful and feeling happy. However, you don’t need to…

The Grace That Moms Need

Mom-Grace-Ashley Trammell-Chispa Magazine

This has been a tough season of motherhood. I have three kids 18 months apart. My daughter just turned four and, that same day, my boy/girl twins turned two and a half. Having kids that close together has been an adventure. The older they get, the more like triplets they are. Last week, I cried…

Is It Possible?

Kuan-Yin-Chispa Magazine-Friday

I saw this quote “I pray that I always err on the side of impossible” and got excited. I was excited because it meant that it really isn’t about me, alone. I can do all things when I trust and rely on God as my strength. Seeing this quote humbled and strengthened me simultaneously because…

Who is Influencing Me?

Instagram-Influencers-Chispa Magazine

They say not to judge a book by it’s cover. Millennials, however, wear their words on their sleeves so to speak. It’s sometimes easy to tell who influences any given person: the Kardashians and Jenners, with their tens of millions of Instagram followers; the “Real” Housewives, who aren’t even wives; and the many Bravo and…

Generosity—It’s a Lifestyle

Prison Ministry-Chispa Magazine

Generosity. It comes from the heart and compels us to take action. The more we use it, the greater it becomes to the point where it’s just a lifestyle choice. For some it’s easy to be generous with others yet they forget to be generous with themselves. God is so very generous to us—why not…

What Do You See?

See-Chispa Magazine-Kuan-Yin Timothee

It is amazing to look at people each day. Depending on your mood, you notice the beauty in someone’s face, you detect their style. Your mood, your attitude about the person, and your disposition will determine the perception of the person formed in your mind.  Think about the person in Dunkin’ Donuts who ordered a…

How to Start Family Conversations About Money and Wealth

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Money is tough to talk about. For many families, it’s a taboo subject, along with politics and religion. Others feel it’s fraught with emotional complexities that make it awkward or difficult to discuss, often resulting in outright avoidance of the topic. But to have a healthy relationship with money and wealth, it’s necessary to overcome…

Whine Wednesday or Wise Wednesday?

Whine Wednesday-Mavian Arocha-Rowe-Chispa Magazine

“I have learned that in every circumstance that comes my way, I can choose to respond in one of two ways: I can whine or I can worship,” says Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth. “And, I can’t worship without giving thanks. It just isn’t possible. When we choose the pathway of worship and giving thanks, especially in…