I spend a lot of time praying for people. Whether it’s assisting with my church’s prayer ministry or getting personal requests from friends, prayer is a huge part of my everyday life. One thing I’ve realized lately is that sometimes I am so busy praying for others that I forget to take the time to […]
To the Village that Raised Me: Thank You
I didn’t realize the truth of the saying that it takes a village to raise a child until I moved back to Birmingham in 2006. Truthfully, I don’t remember a time growing up that my village hasn’t been there. My momma, Doris J. Sparks, grew up in a tight-knit family. She had three sisters—Carolyn, Geraldine […]
Five Lessons I’ve Learned from Being a Momma
After being together for almost 19 years, my favorite girl and I have lots of history. In honor of Mother’s Day, here are a few lessons I’ve learned from being her momma.
Book Spotlight: Love Beyond Measure by Zelda Oliver-Miles
It’s time for my monthly spotlight on nonfiction books. This month, I’m excited to share Love Beyond Measure and its companion devotional Experience Love Beyond Measure, the latest releases by Zelda Oliver-Miles whom I’ve known since I was in college at The University of Alabama.
Chandra Sparks Splond Is Saying a Prayer for You
Every time I’m on social media, I see posts from people requesting prayer, mainly for a loved one or friend who might be going through. I am a strong believer in the power of prayer, so I’m all for these posts. I’ve learned when I see the post or when someone requests prayer to stop […]
Have a Little Faith
I’ve been in a really interesting season lately. For the first time in my life, I feel like I’m living without a plan. If you know anything about me, you know, plans are a way of life for me, so not having one is very…unsettling.
Book Spotlight: Finding Me by Viola Davis
It’s time for my monthly spotlight on nonfiction books I love. This month, it’s Finding Me by newly minted Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winner Viola Davis.
Chandra Sparks Splond Shares Six Scriptures to Prepare Your Heart for Spring
It’s the first day of spring. In honor of a new season, here a few scriptures to hide in your heart.
Join Chandra Sparks Splond in Saying a Birthday Prayer
Lord willing, it’s my last day of being 51. As I prepare for my birthday tomorrow, I thought what better way to celebrate than with prayer? Please join me in saying a birthday prayer.
Book Spotlight: Ordained for This! By Nerissa Golden
Another month means another nonfiction book to spotlight. For February, we’re spotlighting the latest release by Nerissa Golden.