I will bless them and the places surrounding my hill. I will send down showers in season; there will be showers of blessings. Ezekiel 34:26 NIV

If you sat down and began counting your blessings, how long would it take? A very, very long time! Your blessings include life, freedom, family, friends, talents, and possessions, for starters. How about the many friendships among your shipmates? But, your greatest blessing, a gift that is yours for the asking, is God’s love.

Today, begin making a list of your blessings. There’s no way you will be able to make a complete list, but take a few moments and jot down as many blessings as you can. Then give thanks to the Giver of all good things: God. His love for you is eternal, as are His gifts. And it’s never too late to offer Him thanks. God’s generosity keeps coming and coming and coming.

A Prayer for Today

Lord, I have more blessings than I can possibly count; make me mindful of Your precious gifts. You have cared of me, Lord and I will give thanks to You always. Today, let me share Your blessings and love with others, just as You shared them with me. Amen.

Happy Birthday To The Following Shipmates Who Were Born in October:

Alfano, Alkire, Bailey, Britton, Camp, Campbell, Esch, Feller, Flemming, Ford, Gnodle, Griggs, Gulick, Hall, Hansen, Harden, Hayes, Holzel, Hostetter, Lindberg, Lloyd, Lookabill, Nathan, Niebeling, Opie, Palenchar, Peters, Roup, Skorepa, Yingling