Spiritual Growth

Mood booster or just a little encouraging nudge from art in words will give hope for any occasion.

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…

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…

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…

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”…

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…

Not Conformed, But Transformed

Not Conformed, But Transformed-Andrew Clark-Chispa Magazine

For the past ten years or more, I’ve often referred to myself as a Recovering Fundamentalist. I’ve gone through a process of unlearning many things that I was taught growing up in a completely fundamentalist environment: Christian school, Christian church, Christian college. I don’t necessarily regret this upbringing, but it does come with some unfortunate…