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2 Samuel 6:11, “And the ark of the LORD continued in the house of Obededom the Gittite three months: and the LORD blessed Obededom, and all his household.” Why do you think Obededom’s home was blessed? It is because it was housing the ark of the covenant; the very presence and mercy of God in the Old Testament. However, the ark of the covenant was never designed to be in one man’s home, this was a unique accident that worked out in Obededom’s favor. The purpose of the ark was to bless an entire Nation; Israel. In the midst of…

“Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation.” Psalm 68:19 Today, Autumn officially begins, and we realize that the year is almost three-quarters gone. I love this time of year when the leaves begin to change their colour and our world is arrayed in splendour.  The nights are cooler, but the days are much more pleasant after the long hot summer. While I was shopping the other day for some decorations for my apartment, I found a plaque with the words of my title on it: “Thankful, Grateful, and Blessed.” For the…

“Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 My word for this year has been “grateful” I decided that I needed to change my perspective on a lot of things, and the way to do that was to show gratitude for everything I do have. It’s easy to complain about what we DON’T have – a new car, better paying job, a bigger home.. but it’s harder to do that when you are instead thankful for what you DO have. My car gets me from point A to…