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Chispa Magazine Want to be encouraged to live beautifully and eternally purposeful? With an international team and award-winning editor, Chispa Magazine carries the definitive voice to women and advocates the duty to live a life of Chispa.

Published six times a year, the magazine is alive as a vehicle to bring light and consciousness for women of all roles in all seasons. Most importantly, they encourage you to live beautifully and eternally purposeful. Each issue they electrify you with in-depth conversations, elite celebrity interviews, appealing visuals that speak volumes to the fashion-paced mindset or the culturally-driven enth

Published six times a year, the magazine is alive as a vehicle to bring light and consciousness for women of all roles in all seasons. Most importantly, they encourage you to live beautifully and eternally purposeful. Each issue they electrify you with in-depth conversations, elite celebrity interviews, appealing visuals that speak volumes to the fashion-paced mindset or the culturally-driven enth

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Words from our editor-in-chief Mavian Arocha-Rowe... “¡Libertad! I PRAY not only for my Cuba’s freedom but also for Amer...
07/12/2021
Emilio Estefan pide libertad para Cuba con una nueva canción

Words from our editor-in-chief Mavian Arocha-Rowe... “¡Libertad! I PRAY not only for my Cuba’s freedom but also for Americans to be open to understanding history; to understand the depth of evil that communisim, socialism, and Marxisism embody; to truly, truly understand the BLESSING we have as Americans to gather and pray, to vote, to work, to go on vacation, to stand on white sandy beaches, to have an endless supply of toilet paper stored in your basement or garage, freedom to choose what you want to eat and cook, freedom to plant in soil, freedom to own a home, freedom to go to school, freedom to choose your doctor... FREEDOM and OPPORTUNITY to build a better tomorrow IS what we have, without the fear of being killed or beaten. May we ALL be open to learning from history and not repeating it, with an attitude and a mindset of thanksgiving, and with honor for the American red, white, and blue.”

“Los de aquí y los de allá unidos en un mismo deseo, ¡Libertad para Cuba!”

03/19/2021
Are we Arming our Kids to Face the World?

Here's the latest #momlife chat with Mavian Arocha-Rowe, editor of Chispa Magazine and author/speaker Cynthia L. Simmons. They received feedback from homeschool moms and college girls on this topic: Are we arming our kids to face the world? How can we get them ready for today? This is a must-watch.

We could not be more proud of the questions and the passion our editor shares in today’s MomLife Encouragement Chat. Tha...
01/15/2021
#Momlife Chat on Teaching Your Kids Integrity

We could not be more proud of the questions and the passion our editor shares in today’s MomLife Encouragement Chat. Thank you Cynthia L. Simmons for allowing us the opportunity to pick your wisdom every Friday.

Author Cynthia L Simmons and her assistant chat about topics moms are talking about. What do you say to your child about telling the truth when they hear other people lying? How do you encourage them

#thankfulchallenge
11/19/2020

#thankfulchallenge

This Is A Wake Up Call To FOLLOW GOD NOT PEOPLE!
11/11/2020
This Is A Wake Up Call To FOLLOW GOD NOT PEOPLE!

This Is A Wake Up Call To FOLLOW GOD NOT PEOPLE!

A powerful video that will challenge you as to how you are living your life! Christian Motivation You can stream Grace for Purpose Motivation and listen from...

“God has never lost an election because His Truth has never been up for a vote.” -Jeremy Morton, First Baptist Woodstock
11/10/2020

“God has never lost an election because His Truth has never been up for a vote.” -Jeremy Morton, First Baptist Woodstock

You're invited this Saturday to experience a safe and unique fitness program that anyone from 18 to 80 years old can tac...
07/16/2020

You're invited this Saturday to experience a safe and unique fitness program that anyone from 18 to 80 years old can tackle online, regardless of experience and strength. In just 30 minutes, you'll finish feeling stronger, with more energy, mental clarity—and time!

Brought to us by 1WRKOUT, this will be a full-body workout, for FREE. No cardio, no weights required, no thumping loud music, no screeching trainer, and zero intimidation. 1WRKOUT co-founder and celebrity personal trainer Nick Hounslow will give us a better pump in 30 minutes than anyone else can in an hour.

Join us this Saturday at 10 a.m. PST, please RSVP: https://bit.ly/ReserveChispa1wrkout
#1WRKOUT #Team1W #metronome

07/11/2020

“Total Surrender: Our Lord replies to this statement of Peter by saying that this surrender is “for My sake and the gospel’s” (10:29). It was not for the purpose of what the disciples themselves would get out of it. Beware of surrender that is motivated by personal benefits that may result. For example, “I’m going to give myself to God because I want to be delivered from sin, because I want to be made holy.” Being delivered from sin and being made holy are the result of being right with God, but surrender resulting from this kind of thinking is certainly not the true nature of Christianity. Our motive for surrender should not be for any personal gain at all. We have become so self-centered that we go to God only for something from Him, and not for God Himself. It is like saying, “No, Lord, I don’t want you; I want myself. But I do want You to clean me and fill me with Your Holy Spirit. I want to be on display in Your showcase so I can say, ‘This is what God has done for me.’” Gaining heaven, being delivered from sin, and being made useful to God are things that should never even be a consideration in real surrender. Genuine total surrender is a personal sovereign preference for Jesus Christ Himself.

Where does Jesus Christ figure in when we have a concern about our natural relationships? Most of us will desert Him with this excuse—“Yes, Lord, I heard you call me, but my family needs me and I have my own interests. I just can’t go any further” (see Luke 9:57–62). “Then,” Jesus says, “you ‘cannot be My disciple’” (see Luke 14:26–33).

True surrender will always go beyond natural devotion. If we will only give up, God will surrender Himself to embrace all those around us and will meet their needs, which were created by our surrender. Beware of stopping anywhere short of total surrender to God. Most of us have only a vision of what this really means, but have never truly experienced it.

O Lord, cause my intellect to glow with Your Holy Spirit’s teaching.” -My Upmost for His Highest

Our SENIORita Maggie Sabatier-Smith is at Carol Kent’s Speak Up Conference this week, the ideal time to share her “Perfe...
07/10/2020
Perfectly Imperfect

Our SENIORita Maggie Sabatier-Smith is at Carol Kent’s Speak Up Conference this week, the ideal time to share her “Perfectly Imperfect” message... join us in digging deeper into her calling and how she’s “acting” upon it.

Have you enthusiastically embarked on reaching a goal and found yourself disappointed with your results? Obstacles happen. Is it so bad to be perfectly imperfect?

Hebrews‬ ‭12:14‬ says, “Work at living in peace with everyone, and work at living a holy life, for those who are not hol...
07/09/2020

Hebrews‬ ‭12:14‬ says, “Work at living in peace with everyone, and work at living a holy life, for those who are not holy will not see the Lord.” It doesn’t say some... it says: everyone. #onerace

Who we following... the god of disorder or the God of peace?
07/06/2020

Who we following... the god of disorder or the God of peace?

#InGodWeTrust #4ofjuly
07/04/2020

#InGodWeTrust #4ofjuly

Who do you share... your "uglies" with? No one? Stuff them? How about we find "someone"? Continue reading as Maggie Saba...
07/03/2020
Share Your Uglies - Chispa Magazine

Who do you share... your "uglies" with? No one? Stuff them? How about we find "someone"? Continue reading as Maggie Sabatier-Smith encourages us to find the one that God has prepared for you...

Share Your Uglies by Maggie Sabatier-Smith • July 3, 2020 Memories of childhood take me back to a time where shame and sadness would pour out of me—drenched in tears I would sit on my Papi’s lap. His soothing words, “Que te pasa hijita?” (What’s wrong little one?) would draw out an eve...

07/01/2020
Ready for more of Maggie Sabatier-Smith? Wow... this week she admits, "I don’t carry a fire arm but I am locked and load...
06/26/2020

Ready for more of Maggie Sabatier-Smith? Wow... this week she admits, "I don’t carry a fire arm but I am locked and loaded with..." Keep reading: bit.ly/ChispaCaughtUnawares Today is a must-read!

Writer Maggie Sabatier-Smith writes in I Can Do it Myself, "Are you at the end of yourself? Shocked and saddened by what...
06/19/2020
I Can Do It Myself - Chispa Magazine

Writer Maggie Sabatier-Smith writes in I Can Do it Myself, "Are you at the end of yourself? Shocked and saddened by what is going on in our nation, in the world? These are difficult times. Impossible for us to solve on our own, but not for God." We encourage you to keep reading so you too can learn how to "truly" hear the Voice that needs to be heard.

I Can Do It Myself by Maggie Sabatier-Smith • June 19, 2020 Lord I have such an independent spirit. How often I forget that You are the one that leads. I hear your still small voice whisper (1 Kings 19:11-13) instructions and I take off in obedience continually listening for further direction. B...

06/17/2020
Maggie Sabatier-Smith confesses, "For the first time ever, I am positive that I have something in common with all my rea...
06/12/2020
Moving Beyond Your “Now What” Season - Chispa Magazine

Maggie Sabatier-Smith confesses, "For the first time ever, I am positive that I have something in common with all my readers—a global pandemic..." But, now what? Are you ready to move forward? Are you willing to move beyond?

Moving Beyond Your “Now What” Season by Maggie Sabatier-Smith • June 12, 2020 Let’s just talk… a different kind of article. For the first time ever, I am positive that I have something in common with all my readers—a global pandemic. Forevermore, I believe we will probably refer to lif...

"March 2020… we went to sleep one night and woke up to a global pandemic the next morning. What? A pandemic? A Star Wars...
06/05/2020
Comfort Zone - Chispa Magazine

"March 2020… we went to sleep one night and woke up to a global pandemic the next morning. What? A pandemic? A Star Wars fan, I’m tempted to add the words, A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. But, that is not true, is it?," says writer Maggie Sabatier-Smith. "It wasn’t far away. It was right in the middle of our life story. Catapulted out of our comfort zone we found ourselves totally unprepared for this unprecedented health crisis and thrown into a season of uncertainty," she adds. And yes, the season continues...

Comfort Zone by Maggie Sabatier-Smith • June 5, 2020 March 2020… we went to sleep one night and woke up to a global pandemic the next morning. What? A pandemic? A Star Wars fan, I’m tempted to add the words, A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. But, that is not true, is it? It wasn.....

06/01/2020
The UK Blessing — Churches sing 'The Blessing' over the UK

Our team, along with close friends, just prayed the Turn to Jesus prayer along with women and families all over the nation, under the direction of Anne Graham Lotz. "As we turn to You, we acknowledge that we were established as one nation under God. Have we not pledged, “In God We Trust?” Yet we find ourselves constantly bombarded with the shrill voices of those who demand we distance ourselves from You... We hear the enemy insinuating that You are “not fixing this” because You can’t fix this. That You are somehow outdated. Irrelevant. Our faith is being assaulted. It seems obvious. The root of our national problems is sin. Rebellion against You. Defiance of You.

And so our spirits rise up within us and throw off the smothering cloak of spiritual oppression and political correctness. We shout Your name. You are Yahweh. Jehovah–the personal God. The great I AM–the eternal God. The All-mighty–the Powerful God. You are Jesus. Savior. Immanuel. God with us, never to leave or forsake us. Your power has not been diluted or depleted over the ages. You are just as powerful…just as much in authority…as You were in Creation; in the deliverance of Your people from Egypt and in the parting of the Red Sea. You are the One who sends down the fire. Who fells the giants. Who makes wars to cease. Who raises the dead!

As we turn to You, we choose to place our trust in You. If “…the kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord, we trust in You. If “…the earth gives way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging,” we trust in You. Though “…nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall…” we trust in You. When “…the wicked draw the sword and bend the bow to bring down the poor and needy, to slay those whose ways are upright…” we trust in You."

The following is an incredible choral and instrumental rendition of The Blessing found in Numbers 6:24-26. While it was arranged and performed in the UK, for the UK, the blessing is God’s own that applies to His people EVERYWHERE. And it is our prayer for you. Listen and be blessed.

The Blessing UK — At this unique and challenging time in the United Kingdom over 65 churches and movements, representing hundreds of others, have come togeth...

There’s an important event happening tonight. Anne Graham Lotz is calling for women across America to join together in p...
05/31/2020

There’s an important event happening tonight. Anne Graham Lotz is calling for women across America to join together in prayer:
8-9PM ET
7-8PM CT
6-7PM MT
5-6PM PT
4-5PM AKT
2-3PM HAT

Our nation is in trouble and we need to turn to Jesus Christ. We believe in the power of prayer, and we hope that thousands of women join us and become part of this prayer event.

The link below has more details and be sure to share this with others who will pray: www.TurntoJesusPrayer.com “Yet even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning" (Joel 2:12). #pray #ournation #weneedjesus #peace

A Message from Franklin Graham: As our nation convulses with pain, anger, and hatred, this is a moment for Christians to...
05/31/2020

A Message from Franklin Graham: As our nation convulses with pain, anger, and hatred, this is a moment for Christians to shine for our Lord, who is the Prince of Peace. The Bible says, “…do not let the sun go down on your anger” (Ephesians 4:26), yet each sundown is bringing with it the darkness of more violence and destruction in more cities. Scripture also tells us, “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good” (Romans 12:21). This means doing what we personally can do to right wrongs and help the hurting. It also means praying fervently to our Heavenly Father for Him to change hearts and heal our land. The One “who is in you”—Christ—“is greater than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4).

Because this is true, I am calling on all churches across our nation to make tomorrow morning—Sunday, May 31—a time for special intercession for our nation in their Sunday morning services, whether in person or online.

We need to pray for PEACE, because “the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God” (James 1:20).

Pray for PERSPECTIVE, because “the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere” (James 3:17).

Pray for PATIENCE, because of God’s “kindness and forbearance and patience”” toward us all (Romans 2:4).

And pray for an OUTPOURING of His wisdom and direction for our leaders and officials who are dealing with this crisis. Ask God to change hearts and heal this divide in our nation.

Tomorrow is Pentecost Sunday, which marks the day the Holy Spirit filled Christ’s followers after He ascended back to the Father. There is no better time for us to seek a fresh visitation from God upon our lives, homes, churches, communities, and country.

No one can go for days on end without much needed healthcare when they’re chronically ill, or need special care on a reg...
04/15/2020

No one can go for days on end without much needed healthcare when they’re chronically ill, or need special care on a regular basis. Which is why, we've created effective and usable tips for the here and now. We hope these strategies provide the bit of inspiration you're looking for: bit.ly/COVID19HealthCareTips

To quote from a fellow friend’s edited version of “The Grinch”... “It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It cam...
04/12/2020

To quote from a fellow friend’s edited version of “The Grinch”... “It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes, and bags...What if Easter, he thought, doesn’t come from a store? What if Easter, perhaps, means a whole lot more.” #Easter2020

The results that took place two thousand+ years ago, changed the course of humanity... Matthew 12:40 says, “For as Jonah...
04/10/2020

The results that took place two thousand+ years ago, changed the course of humanity... Matthew 12:40 says, “For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.”

As Good Friday approaches, the most historic and yes, ultimate plot twist, resulted in the new ending of glorious reconc...
04/09/2020

As Good Friday approaches, the most historic and yes, ultimate plot twist, resulted in the new ending of glorious reconciliation, redemption, and eternal blessing. Jesus came to kill, destroy, and decimate the plot twist introduced in the Garden of Eden by the serpent. He came to Earth with a divine mission in mind: to seek, save, and share the truth of God’s amazing grace, so “we” might be set free from this broken, selfish world.

04/09/2020
Struggling with some anxiety? Here’s our personal tip sheet. #covid19anxiety #anxiety #tips
04/08/2020

Struggling with some anxiety? Here’s our personal tip sheet. #covid19anxiety #anxiety #tips

Thus says the Lord to you, “Do not fear, nor be DISMAYED because of this great army, for the battle is not yours, BUT GO...
04/08/2020

Thus says the Lord to you, “Do not fear, nor be DISMAYED because of this great army, for the battle is not yours, BUT GOD’S.”(2 Chronicles‬ ‭20:15‬)

The word dismay means: “to break down courage by sudden danger.” As you set out on your day, REFUSE DISCOURAGEMENT. Your greatest resource in “this” battle is not your own power or wits. Your greatest Resource is GOD ALONE.

Take time “now” to declare these truths over everything you are facing: YOU ALONE are God in heaven...RULER of all kingdoms of Earth. POWERFUL and MIGHTY; no one can stand against YOU!” (2 Chronicles‬ ‭20:6‬)

#covid19 #2ch20 #god #donotfear

Oh yes it will, oh yes it will... let’s keep the faith.
04/08/2020

Oh yes it will, oh yes it will... let’s keep the faith.

11/26/2019
Cynthia Chats: How To Apply A Harvest Of Good Deeds

After raising and homeschooling five of her own—nurse, author, mentor mom, radio host, and speaker, Cynthia L. Simmons provides today's moms with chunks of Godly wisdom. With Thanksgiving just two days away, she digs into the truths of harvesting. Tune in and learn how to apply a harvest of good deeds in your life, and in the lives of the kiddies that surround you. You can also visit Cynthia L. Simmons her website at clsimmons.com.

After raising and homeschooling five of her own—nurse, author, mentor mom, radio host, and speaker, Cynthia L. Simmons provides today's moms with chunks of G...

Work in progress. 06.06.19 - ...An 80s cassette tape? For those who lived “back in the day,” we would either record or r...
09/24/2019

Work in progress. 06.06.19 - ...

An 80s cassette tape? For those who lived “back in the day,” we would either record or re-record on cassette tapes by buying the pricer package, or as long as we covered the top of the tape [with a little paper or even masking tape], there was a way to make it record. Somewhat like a hack or perhaps a way to visualize pruning or even illustrate pottery in the Hands of the Potter. Today, we can only play cassettes on certain machines. For us, that means it’s not meant for all... it’s meant for the ones HE wants. Chispa Magazine is not meant for all, and we know that now... HE is the one who grants ears to hear and eyes to see.

#workinprogress

In Psalm 127:4, you will find an amazing statement about children. “Behold, children are a gift of the Lord; the fruit o...
06/05/2019

In Psalm 127:4, you will find an amazing statement about children. “Behold, children are a gift of the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward.” That’s a nice, warm, safe verse.

But then look at verse four: “Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth.” Think about those words. The writer refers to children as an arrow—a weapon! And that is no mistake. God has great plans for your kiddie. Arrows are not meant to be kept safe in the quiver. He wants you to eventually release that arrow to make an impact on our world with the love of Christ.

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