Spiritual Growth

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

To Let Go Or Hang On

Ami Loper-Chispa Magazine

It was a dream come true: “the Hubs” and I arrived for a visit to Ireland. I was thrilled to stroll along the River Liffey, to see emerald green hills dotted with white, puffy sheep, and to behold the breathtaking Cliffs of Moher. What was decidedly less thrilling was our inability that first day to…

Pursue God in Tough Times, At All Times

Pursue Gold. Pursue God-Chispa Magazine-Cynthia L. Simmons

Have you ever experienced frustration while trying to obeying God? You aren’t alone. Several years ago, I co-taught a Sunday school class with a friend. She would teach several weeks and then hand off to me. Whenever it came my time to present the lesson, I experienced an invasion of dark thoughts, often accusatory or…



As we stand in our faith we can have confidence to declare that we will not be shaken because His word is never changing. “Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.” -Psalm 62:6 “Solo él es mi roca y mi salvación; él es mi protector…

Fear No More


Don’t let fear bind you and keep you from living out a bold life that glorifies God. “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” -1 Peter 5:7 “Depositen en él toda ansiedad, porque él cuida de ustedes.” -1 Pedro 5:7

Greatness Lives Inside Us


The God we serve is much bigger than any giants we face on this earth. “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” -1 John 4:4 “Ustedes, queridos hijos, son de Dios y han vencido a…

Let It Rain


His coming is certain. Just look around. “Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.” -Hosea 6:3 “Conozcamos al Señor; vayamos tras su conocimiento. Tan…

He Is Only One Call Away


His guidance is available to us at all times. All we have to do is surrender to our stubborn will and make the call! “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” -Jeremiah 33:3 “Clama a mí y te responderé, y te daré a…