Conversations

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

Doubting Yet Still Craving Change?

Doubting-Yet-Craving-Change-Chispa-Magazine

I believe that walking through life presents itself with obstacles—some “happen” to us and other obstacles we set up (unknowingly) for ourselves. And when we receive the “grace of God” to forgive ourselves for being less than perfect, our faith begins a journey of its own. Our faith must grow spiritually and develop just as…

Your Time is Now

The Time Is Now-Chispa Magazine-Kuan-Yin

So many of us walk around aimlessly for a long portion of our lives trying to figure life out. Or we have an idea of what “we want to be when we grow up” but that idea either changes or situations in life deter us so that dream takes a long time to fulfill or…

Tension, It Happens

Tension-Chispa-Magazine-Maggie-Sabatier-Smith

New beginnings—an opportunity for adventure, challenge, personal growth, and so much more. I’m a new beginnings junkie. Hooked on the excitement of the unknown, I strive to trust God for my very next step, confident that He leads the way and has my back. As a personal coach, I get to partner with those on…

To The Ladies of the Class of 2019

Ashley-Trammell-High-School-Graduation-Chispa-Magazine

First of all, congratulations! Second of all, you still have so much to learn. I am 12 years removed from my high school education. When I tossed my square cap in the air and donned that wonderful white potato sack they call a graduation gown, I thought I was so grown. I took only a…

Lessons Learned After My First Car Accident

Car Accident-Chispa Magazine

Car accidents can be some of the most terrifying learning opportunities people ever get. Hopefully, your first car accident will be a minor one; maybe a fender bender or a slow turn that was too close to the car at the intersection. Mine was a little scarier than that, but fortunately, no one was hurt,…

Do Want A Bite?

taste and see that he is good-Chispa Magazine

The fight to survive is a daily struggle. What I mean is that each day you are in a fight: a fight not to revert to your old self, the fight to deal with daily disappointment and hurt, a fight not to blow your cool—say something that in that moment—you should have withheld [Proverbs 15:4…

Real Love vs. Fake Love

Real Love vs. Fake Love-Chispa Magazine

In week one, we talked about conforming to Biblical Truth, and not conforming to the world. In week two, we talked about why that Truth is so important, because it is the plan of the Enemy to separate you from your salvation and your savior. In week three, we explored the consequences of holding to…

Accepting Admonishment

Accepting Admonishment-Chispa Magazine-Ashley Trammell

One defining characteristic of the millennial generation is the overall unwillingness to be challenged. You have experienced this yourself more than likely, or someone just came to mind. And it grates at you, remembering how hard it is to approach someone who is in the wrong or headed down a wrong path. As Christians, we…