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

The Importance of Maintaining Relationships with the Elderly

Maintaining Relationships with the Elderly-Chispa Magazine

Our relationships with other people can be one of the most wonderful, joyous aspects of life. Connecting with and sharing our lives with others is one of the most human experiences we can have. As we get older, we have the opportunity to experience a wide variety of relationships in different contexts, from romantic partnerships…

The Democratic Party is Not Our Enemy

The Democratic Party is Not Our Enemy-Chispa Magazine-Ashley Trammel

One of the easiest traps to fall into is the belief that the problem always lies within other people. We are quick to see the faults and flaws in others, while being blind to our own. We are angered over their misunderstandings or their views, while we hold our beliefs and ideas superior. Even when…

When Your Love Tank is Empty

Love Tank is Empty-Chispa Magazine-Maggie Sabatier-Smith

Valentine’s Day has been here and gone. Tradition called for the perfect romantic experience. In preparation you binged-watched Hallmark movies. Both you and your partner did your part to make that happen… the card, the flowers, the chocolates, and the dinner. Yes, it would be the perfect day. Today you look back and wonder why perfect didn’t…

Stuck On Stupid

Don't be Stuck on Stupid-Choose Joy-Chispa Magazine-Kuan-Yin Timothee

‘Stuck on stupid’ is a phrase I’ve heard and used. So many times we get “used to” a set of circumstances and behaviors without wise input, and the end result ends up being… stupid. According to Merrimack-Webster, stupid is slow of mind: obtuse; given to unintelligent decisions or acts: acting in an unintelligent or careless manner,…

The Truth Without Love

The Truth With Love-Ashley Trammel-Chispa Magazine

Last week, we talked about the idea of speaking love without truth and how, through Jesus’ example, we are free to be both fully, not the balance of each. We recognized that love has to be accompanied by truth to be truly loving. This week, I want us to explore how truth has to be…

Running on Empty

Running On Empty-Chispa Magazine-Maggie Sabatier-Smith

How far can you drive your vehicle on empty? My husband would cringe at that question. His response would be, “Why would you let it run that low?” A fair question. I have no answers, at least not any that would explain it. Quite frankly, I just don’t think about it. This is not new…

Light Therapy for All

Light Therapy-Kuan-Yin Timothee-Chispa Magazine

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is commonly known to happen in Alaska where there are long periods of darkness. Many people experience SAD during the winter months (due to the weather’s darker periods) or during seasonal holidays. The symptoms include fatigue, depression, hopelessness, and social withdrawal. And, the most effective therapy is: LIGHT therapy. In Matthew…

Bathtime for Your Conscience

Bathtime for Your Conscience-Mavian Arocha-Rowe-Chispa Magazine

Ask yourself: Is your conscience clear? Whether it’s a fall-out with a friend, a lie you’ve been caught with yet blame the other for their questioning, or bitterness inside is seeping through your pores and rather than “deal” with its root cause, you continue to fake it.  Seeking Him says, “If we have wronged another,…

Love Without Truth Isn’t Loving at All

Love WIthout Truth-Chispa Magazine

Let me paint a picture for you. You’re walking on a road and you see a friend driving. They pull over for some small talk, a quick catch-up, and then they’re on their way. Now, you know that the road is closed ahead; the bridge has collapsed and they will head right into a ravine…