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Living With My Funeral in Mind

Ashley Trammell-More of God

“It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, since that is the end of all mankind, and the living should take it to heart.” -Ecclesiastes 7:2 CSB One of my favorite things about my husband is his love for Old Testament scripture and the obscure…

5 Steps to Getting Your Loan Approved, Even If You Have Bad Credit

Real estate broker agent and customer shaking hands after signing contract documents for realty purchase, Bank employees congratulate, Concept mortgage loan approval

Studies have shown that over 12 million households take small-dollar loans each year. This statistic shows just how important these loans are to the society we live in. But, getting your loan approved upon application isn’t as straightforward as it seems. In addition to providing your personal information and other requirements, most lenders will also…

The Paradox of What is Good

The Paradox of Good-Chispa Magazine-Kuan-Yin

Good, according to Merriam Webster means “of favorable character or tendency.” Usually when everything is going “well” people say, “I had a good day.” Or when a kid brings home an A+, as a parent, we consider that a “good” grade. It is funny the things we “believe” and “say” are good. We measure “good”…

Connected to The Hip

Connected to The Hip-Chispa Magazine

It is foolish to think I can do this life without Jesus. The hip  bone’s main function is mobility and support. It is “in the center of our body and expands above and below.” I feel the same about Jesus. We are connected at the hip; we have a close relationship and spend a lot…

The Blue Line: Respect Goes Both Ways

The Blue Line Respect Goes Both Ways-Chispa Magazine

Right now in modern culture, there is a serious issue going on with police and public relations. All too often we are quick to judge and doubt the men and women who wear the badge. Granted, there are some incredibly serious challenges that the police face but they do make big mistakes sometimes. Their training…

The Dark Campaign Against Absolute Truth

The Dark Campaign Against Absolute Truth-Chispa Magazine - Home Page

“Nothing’s wrong if nothing’s true.” –Lorde We live in an age that has redefined almost everything. We’ve redefined love. We’ve redefined life. We’ve redefined right and wrong, male and female, gender and sex. We have torn down the definitions and erected new ones in their places. When a culture can redefine anything, then nothing means anything. This…

The Goodness of God

The Goodness of God-Chispa Magazine-2

Four years ago tonight, I read the only text that has ever made me literally cry instantly. “Alisha is critical.” Four years have passed and my stomach drops every time we think of that moment. My husband will probably stop reading at this point. Earlier on April 9th, 2015, my sister-in-law, Alisha, delivered our sweet…

Road Warrior

Road Warrior-Chispa Magazine - Home Page

A “road warrior” is a person who travels, often as part of their job and works at the same time, hustling and on the move. Did you know we are not alive to live in a vegetative state? Unless there is a physical impediment preventing activity, our bodies were made to move.  The journey of…