October 20 – Psalm 37:5

Psalm 37:5 Amp Commit your way to the Lord — roll and repose [each care of] your load on Him; trust (lean on, rely on, be confident) also in Him, and He will bring it to pass. Sometimes there has to be that really tough commitment first, before the feelings. And sometimes the head commitment is first, then the heart commitment, and then finally, the feelings. But He will... Read More

October 19 – Psalm 37:4

Psalm 37:4 Amp Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart. In front of this verse in my Bible, I wrote in: Make it your lifetime heart-attitude to (Delight yourself, etc.). Live a life of making the Lord your delight. He will see you well-rewarded! And He knows just exactly what would delight you …. even better... Read More

October 18 – Psalm 37:3

Psalm 37:3 (Amp) Trust (lean on, rely on, be confident ) in the Lord, and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely on His faithfulness, and truly you shall be fed. There are two parts for you to do in this: trusting and doing good. “Dwelling in the land” would refer to inheriting His promises. The Israelites always owned the land, but God would allow... Read More

October 17 – Jeremiah 29:11

These 3×5’s from now on are from last year. I began writing them on October 17th, 2010, but didn’t start posting on the blog till February. Annie’s life was different then. She and her husband were living about 20 minutes from us in a rental house, she was teaching in a school not far from her, and she was pregnant. Now they are happily settled in their... Read More

October 16 – Revelation 22:20

Revelation 22: 20 Yes, come, Lord Jesus! Wow — the last 3×5. How to end? HE’S COMING! We read it; we talk about it. But do we really believe it? Some day it will actually, in Real Time, with atoms and molecules, happen. We’ll see it with our own eyes if we’re still here. And then Jesus will be ALL that matters. You know, He’s all that matters... Read More

October 15 – Philippians 1:6

Philippians 1:6 Amp And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ — right up to the time of His return — developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you. And I (your mama!) am convinced that He Who oversaw your conception and your miraculous healing... Read More

October 14 – Hebrews 12:2

Hebrews 12:2 Amp …Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher, [bringing it to maturity and perfection]. Here’s the key. Look to Jesus. Look to Jesus. Look to Jesus. He is the path we run on, the air we breathe, the reason for running,... Read More

October 13 – Hebrews 12: 1

We’re on the home stretch, Annie! Only 3 more 3×5’s to go and you’ll have your promised year’s worth. It’s been challenging, and I’ve learned a lot. Thanks for asking me. Since we’re talking about “home stretch,” let’s go to Hebrews 12: 1. Hebrews 12: 1 Amplified Therefore then, since we are surrounded by so great... Read More

October 12 (B) – P.S.

Devotion by Shelly P.S. – (everyone loves and reads a P.S.!) Philippians 4: 2-13 Process. The only way a person can learn to be content in any and every circumstance is to have any and every circumstance in their lives. Would we believe Paul’s “secret” of being content if he had only lived the posh life? His voice rang true because God had proven to... Read More

October 12 (A) – The Secret of Being Content

Devotion by Shelly Well, dear Annie, I am daily practicing these things for with all my heart I long to learn the secret of being content in any and every situation. I get glimpses of what it is like to walk in the presence of God, to see Him in prayer, to sense His protection and to point my thoughts. I have a ways to go before I can say “I have learned to be content…,”... Read More