• Heart

    The Spiritual Pandemic

    This morning, I’d like to write off the top of my head and this will be a short ramble. I don’t do this often because well…it’s a wonderland in my ADD mind and I’d probably scare you away. I don’t know about you, but I’m so weary of Corona talk, hand sanitizers, masks, and social distancing. The media chews on this Covid situation like the bulls outside my window chew on their grass. I prayed about that very thing this morning. I told God I’m so sick of it all. It’s Thanksgiving and some states are dictating how to have your Thanksgiving dinner. I’m witnessing an obsession unfolding to the…

  • Heart

    To Let Go is to Let God

    In Celebration of the Anniversary of the Hymn, It is Well by Horatio Spafford  I wonder how he felt peering into the cold waters of the Atlantic, knowing weeks earlier it had swallowed all of his children.  Due to the rise of an unexpected business problem Horatio Spafford stayed behind, alone, in lieu of disappointing his wife, Anna, and their four daughters, who expected a vacation in Europe. He’d already lost so much of his wealth in the Great Fire of Chicago, he couldn’t allow anything else to slip.              I imagine he waved bon voyage to his family, as the anchors reeled in from the harbor. Anna lifted their two-year…

  • Heart

    Gratefulness in the Grief of 2020.

    Their chair is vacant. Or maybe crazy Uncle Charlie has staked his claim on it—the place your loved one normally occupied at the table during holiday dinners. You thought you overcame the sorrow of the loss, because you’ve stopped looking for them in crowds or for their number on your ringing phone. But it’s the holidays. On top of that it’s 2020. The holiday season has a way of bringing that old familiar pain around again; especially if it’s the first without them. What happens if you find your holiday season robbed of joy by grief? How do you find gratefulness in the grief of 2020. The Lesson I Learned:  I’ve…

  • Uncategorized

    Looking for New Writers!

    The Hallelujah House is currently seeking writers for 2021. If you fit the following qualifications you may be the perfect fit for our team. Able to commit to one article a month. Can meet deadlines. Have a passion for ministry. Desire to share the truth and love of the gospel. Love to write. Can follow writer’s submission guidelines. Enjoy a team environment, but can complete articles on your own. Understand this is non monetized and fully voluntary at this time. If you’re interested in joining our community, I hope you will contact me at tadams22@me.com for an application. I look forward to further discussing this opportunity with you. Welcome Home!Subscribe…

  • Home

    Saving for the Storm with Coupons

    With all the uncertainty of the future brought on by Covid, threats of food shortages, and natural disasters, as good stewards we should prepare our homes by storing food. At a time when many have lost their jobs, this may seem impossible, but do not fear the Hallelujah House can help you begin saving for the storms ahead by using the following money saving tips. I met my friend Dana Delaney in the women’s Bible study at our church when my boys were little. She was an expert at saving money on groceries and personal products using coupons. It almost seemed at times the grocery store paid her to take…

  • Harvest,  Heart

    Prescription for Election Anxiety

    Yesterday, I read online neighbors arguing over the election. One neighbor stated you can’t call yourself a Christian if you vote for Trump, another spoke against the Democratic socialist agenda and stated if you are a Christian you must vote Republican. They went back and forth slapping each other with harsh words slathered in pride.  I wish I could say this is extreme and uncommon, but we all know it has become all too normal.  So sad.  When we die and face our Heavenly Father, aren’t you thankful He’s not going to open the Book of Life, scroll down and find who we voted for in the 2020 election?  Remember Who’s…

  • Heart

    Lies Christians Believe

    “Remove far from me falsehood and lying; give me neither poverty or riches; feed me with the food that is needful for me.” Proverbs 30:8 English Standard Version. Before I Learned How to Abide: There’ve been years of my life I believed God only loved me as a tiny piece of His big church. I believed I wasn’t special because I didn’t matter in the big scheme of this universe for any eternal purpose. I believed I wasn’t Christian enough, woman enough, mother enough, wife enough, accomplished enough, or enough of anything to really matter. When I opened the Bible it just seemed like a bunch of ancient stories (which…

  • Heart

    Breast Cancer Awareness: The Scars Left Behind

    Many mornings, I awaken with music in my head. A worship song will break through my foggy brain before my feet hit the floor, to carry me to the coffee. Several mornings this week, the song, “Scars,” by I Am They, woke me. I hope before reading further you will hear that song and read the complete lyrics by clicking here: Scars             I admit when the song first came out I sang loud in the car, “I’m thankful for the stars.” Gulp! Instead of scars. I imagine God shook his head because I’d sounded like an astrologer. Can I get an “Amen” that I’m not the only one who does this from…

  • Home

    The Lost Art of Making Jam

    Legacy of Food: Growing up, I watched my mother and both grandmothers prepare food for a long shelf life. My family always had a large garden and canning and freezing vegetables from our harvest was a way of life. My mother made the most delicious homemade jams. We were never short of strawberry jam, but over the years other flavors have sneaked their way into her pantry.              Now that I have my own home, I’ve realized the importance of collecting family recipes; those meals my mother made that take me home again and give me comfort. When the time came to make jam, I wanted to learn the mysteries of…