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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…

Letter To My Sisters Who Have Chosen Abortion

Dear Sister, Sweet One, I will not pretend to know what you have gone through. I know that most of the time, abortion is chosen because of desperation. I can’t even begin to imagine the confusion, the loneliness, the pain that has been a part of your story. I can imagine, however, the people have…

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…

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…