• Writing

    Fabulous February!

    Welcome to Fabulous February. This month our theme is relationships. Some of our topics this month will cover our relationship with our Heavenly Father, marriage, relationships between women, and a look at the rising problem of pastor depression and suicide. Hope you enjoyed January’s Spiritual Warfare and if you didn’t get to read all of them they are still on the site for your viewing at your convenience by scrolling down to older posts. So, stay warm and we’ll get started on Relationships on Monday with an article titled, “When God Sends You Into the Wilderness.”  We’ll see you then! Welcome Home!Subscribe now to The Hallelujah House to receive tips on…

  • Harvest,  Writing

    Inspiration From J-Lo

    Preparing the Harvest: “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” Colossians 3:2 English Standard Version. If there’s one thing for sure it’s this…my mother Priscilla raised strong women. When her daughters were knocked down by rejection, cancers, or sorrows we brushed the dirt off and moved on. Probably because Momma came from a long line of strong Alabama women with Cherokee backbones. Most probably because the women in our family know Who to go to when we feel weak in the knees. While watching the Super Bowl game on Sunday it was evident the commercial’s aim was to point out the strength…

  • Heart,  Writing

    When God Shuts the Door

    Preparing the Heart: “What He opens no one can shut, and what He shuts no one can open.” Revelation 3:7b New International Version Every doctor’s door I opened—feeling hopeful—closed without remedy. For five months, I suffered with sever sinus inflammation, head pressure, ear -popping, and migraines. No one could locate what caused my debilitating health problems which left me feeling hopeless, and I feared I’d die from it. During this time, I led a group of over 100 women through a Bible study called, “Me, Myself, and Lies” by Jennifer Rothschild. Some in my study noticed that I struggled with anxiety and the inability to focus, and they prayed for…

  • Harvest,  Heart,  Writing

    How to Fight Spiritual Warfare part 2

    How to Fight Spiritual Warfare part 2: Preparing the Heart and Harvest of your life.   If you haven’t read How to Fight Spiritual Warfare part 1 you need to start there. You can access that blog post by clicking here: Note: Most of the material for this article is taken from Priscilla Shirer’s Armor of God Bible study. I highly recommend the seven-week study, and it can be purchased at www.lifeway.com or a local mom and pop Christian bookstore in your area.   We are going to jump right back at the point we left off by examining the remaining armors Paul mentions in Ephesians 6: 10-15. The Shield…

  • Harvest,  Heart,  Writing

    How to Fight Spiritual Warfare

    Preparing the Heart and Harvest: “Finally be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put…

  • Writing

    Monday’s Motivational

    Happy Martin Luther King Day. I’ll admit I didn’t really appreciate Martin Luther King until I married a black man, and began raising bi-racial children. Where would my kids be today without his willingness to speak out against injustices and hatred stemming from racism? It has been an adventure being married to Jay. In the first year of our marriage, my brother- in- law, Kareem, called me on Martin Luther King Day. He asked me if I’d baked the “King” cake. I had no idea I was supposed to bake a cake, and glanced at my watch to see how much time I had left before  Jay came home. He told…

  • Harvest,  Heart,  Writing

    Happy Sunday!

    Just now, standing on our back porch we watched a terrible bull fight. A pack of black Angus went up against a Hereford and pushed him through the wood fence. The fence splintered apart like matchsticks. The Hereford fell out the pen onto the other side. As he lay there, the herd continued to gore him, until my husband Jay, ran out and intervened. I’m grateful it appears the Hereford is going to be okay.  Some days there’s a battle in the bull pen so brutal you know one of them is going to get killed.  Spiritually speaking, there are days, we feel we are being gored by the enemy,…

  • Harvest,  Heart

    Plastered on the Front Pew (Part 2)

    Please note: If you’ve missed reading Plastered on the Front Row Part 1, I highly recommend you start there to have the complete story. You can find part one by scrolling down or clicking here: Plastered Part 1 “No matter how far I run I run into Your love And when I’m falling apart You won’t let me go.” By: Elevation Worship Part 2: In my life, the dawn of alcoholism started with darkness, as if a light switch flipped off inside me. After an intense fight with my husband, I announced I was done with our marriage. I shook my fist at God, “And you know what God, I’m…

  • Harvest,  Health,  Heart,  Writing

    Plastered on the Front Pew

    “Have mercy on me, Lord, for I am faint; heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony,. My soul is in deep anguish. How long, Lord, how long? Turn, Lord, and deliver me; save me because of Your unfailing love.” Psalms 6:2-4 New International Version     Reeking of gin, one Sunday morning, I stumbled past the usher with glazed eyes. “If I had to be at church then it’s going to require some ‘liquid courage,”’ I thought.  I didn’t care if anyone could tell. A part of me dared them to confront me. I would have thought someone would’ve smelled it on my breath or at least felt…

  • Heart,  Writing

    Everything Has Died

    A spoken word by the talented Tony Sciacca. You can contact Tony at toneshock1@yahoo.com. Enjoy the video! Welcome Home!Subscribe now to The Hallelujah House to receive tips on preparing the heart,  home, and harvest.  Join our community today!  undefined Join our community  undefined Name Subscribe Please fill all the required * fields.