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    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…

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    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…

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    Make Your Grains Survive the Apocalypse.

    Things You Will Need: Mylar Bags Flat Iron Bulk Bag of Flour or Other Grain Sharpie Marker Freezer Space Oxygen Absorbers The Problem with Flour: Around eight months after I purchased my bulk bags of flour I noticed something had gone terribly wrong. There were moths flying around in my pantry, and other little buggies infesting the bags. I’d put them in plastic storage bins thinking that would be all I needed to do to store them properly, but I was forced to throw out our entire first batch of flour.             Have you ever noticed the warning printed on flour bags, “Do not eat raw. Only eat cooked?” Well, there’s…

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    Let’s Talk Emergency Radios

    Why Emergency Radios are an Important Staple: In every disaster-ready home an emergency radio is essential. There are several reasons why emergency radios are important and handy in times of crises. My husband, Jay, and I are those weird people that get excited when a hurricane blows through. No, we don’t want it to damage property or hurt anyone, (we’re not sadistic), but we do tend to watch the hurricane coverage like it’s an Auburn versus Alabama football game while we munch out on tailgate food.  With that said, I can’t imagine staring at a wall after the electricity has gone out…not knowing what’s going on outside.  That’s why emergency radios…

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    My Preparation Started with a Farmhouse

    Preparing Your Heart and Home: In the Beginning… I can pinpoint the exact year God put, “Get prepared!” on both my heart and my husband, Jay’s. It was 2015, around six months after my baby Bella’s birth, a few months after I lost my sister Tricia to breast cancer, and when I was scouring through floor plans for the farmhouse we intended to build. I dreamt of this quaint little cottage tucked into the woods. For years I stared lustfully at the pages of Southern Living Magazine at all those single stories, with pitched roofs, and little flower boxes. Determined to squeeze four children into it, I wanted: easy to…

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    Preparing for the Pandemic- Corona Virus

    I wanted to post today, to address the fears and anxieties over the Corona virus and how to prepare for it. We at The Hallelujah House have been busy preparing our homes and children for the virus as we would a hurricane coming into town. God speaks in His word to His followers on being prepared, but this does not mean preparing in anxiety or out of a place of fear. We need to recognize that fear is in opposition to faith and is a tool of the enemy. Do not wander into Satan’s camp by acting out of fear. Being prepared for troubles is wise.  Being prepared puts you…