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Blessed be the Lord, who daily loads us with benefits, the God of our salvation! Selah. (Psalm 68:19, NKJV) Sometimes a single word in a verse of scripture speaks to us. Today that word for me was daily. I felt God’s nudge reminding me of the many ordinary blessings He provides for me every day. It’s easy to take them for granted, even though I try to make a conscious effort to thank Him for the “ordinary.” When I turn on the faucet, I think of the millions who have no access to safe water. When I look around my…

“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…

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning” (James 1:17, NKJV). A very wise woman, my mother, once told me, “If someone wants to give you a gift, let them.” She did not say this from greed, for she was generous by nature and delighted in giving gifts. She understood that giving blessed the giver as much or more than the one receiving the gift. I have remembered her advice and have reluctantly accepted a gift when I knew the…