• Harvest,  Heart

    Are You Bitter or Thirsty?

    It Starts with Thirst: She was thirsty. She grabbed her vessel and headed for the well in the middle of town. As she turned the corner, she saw a stranger resting there—a man she recognized to be a Jew. She hesitated and thought of turning back, for Jews did not treat Samaritans well, but this was her town, she reminded herself. She raised her chin a notch and approached the well. Without a word to the stranger, she plunged her vessel into the water.              He turned towards her, “Give me a drink,” he said.             She was taken aback. “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of…

  • Heart

    Finding Your Life Vision for 2021

    Self-Focused Vision: The word “Vision” has gotten a bad rap, due to the fact that it’s popping up in New Age terminology and practices, but we must remember Satan’s motives are to steal, kill, and destroy anything God means for good, and twist them into something evil. An example of this is vision boards. The idea behind vision boards is that if you adhere pictures onto a board to symbolize things you want to achieve or acquire and place it where you can meditate on it daily, you can “self-manifest” that vision into reality. If you want a big diamond ring slap it on a poster board and see what…

  • Heart

    Making Music with Sticks

    The Christmas before my sister, Tricia, died, she bounced up and down in her seat at our traditional sibling Christmas dinner. She held a gift bag with my name on it. Each year, we’d exchange prank gifts as part of our dinner, and that year she seemed more excited than usual to give me mine.               After the waiter took our orders, she shoved her gift towards me. “I can’t wait till after dinner.” She giggled. “This is the best I’ve ever given you.”             I peered down into the bag.             “Hurry up!” She bounced up and down. “Open it!”             I reached between the colored tissue and pulled them out.              A pair…

  • Harvest,  Heart

    Unwrapping the Spiritual Gifts Test:

    I felt shock when he said it. I wanted to wrap my arms around those spiritual gifts as if the Grinch was prying them from my fingers. The same spiritual gifts, upon taking the test, I felt disgruntled with, I now wanted to guard. Discernment, Faith, and Knowledge…. why couldn’t I have Leadership or Prophesy (something strong and useful) I wondered back then, but years later, I wrapped those gifts in gleaming paper all about myself. Those gifts became a part of who God made me to be, and now a pastor claimed spiritual gift testing was a bunch of baloney.             I raised my chin a notch and pounded him…

  • 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…