She glanced at the clock as she turned her computer on. She still had a
few minutes before logging on for her meeting with Maria. She quickly
typed her password to get into the email. “How do I get that to change,” she
wondered as G-mail opened to her court reporting email instead of the one
There were a few new emails, but one caught her attention. “Who’s this
from?” she wondered aloud.
What do you do when you get not-so-expected news and it’s not good
news? Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and
Trench Classes United. Kim-Evinda shares from her heart to yours of a
time when she truly had to cling to the Good News to get through the bad
“Good afternoon, Ms. Lepins: We have received your filed Judgment. It was filed on
5/18/2022. Would you like to pick up your copy?”
The words seemed to scream at her and unexpected tears began to come from deep
within. The pain of it all resurfaced at lightning speed; the end of one of the longest
nightmares had become a reality. This chapter of her life was now closed. She wrestled
with reality and denial, still soaked in disbelief, as if she was watching someone else’s
movie, wishing it wasn’t hers. She was divorced…again, and what/who she thought
was her forever was gone and had ended tragically. The moment had arrived to let go of
what could have been, to trade it in for whatever God had for her next. Biblical truths
came rushing to the pain, soothing and comforting her like nothing else could or ever
Words like Romans 8:28 had her questioning how this would possible work out for her
good, but she was committed to bring Him glory. She knew, from experience, that God
had a plan B as a result of their choices, and He would reveal it in His time according to
Jeremiah 29:11-12 for her heart was surely His, completely His now.
She struggled for understanding again, wondering how those who had caused so much
pain and sorrow could go on as if nothing wrong was done…and in the throws of her
doubting, Isiah 30:18 reminded her that God would have the final say; she only needed
to wait on Him, in other words not take matters into her own hand.
God had not intervened like she had hoped, but He had definitely carried her through
this moment; surely, He would help her soar on wings of eagle’s into the next chapter of
Friend, can I encourage you that no matter what storm you are in the midst of, applying
Biblical truths will help you see it as He sees it; may you have His eyes in and thru the
eye of your storm.
What do you think of when you hear we are living in a material world?
Thanks for joining us for Monday’s Message with Abigail Rice and Trench
Classes United. Today’s message may remind us of that song by
Madonna, living in a material world…which without our spiritual selves
could be quite devastating.
Living in a physical world
Our hearts and flesh may fail us
But our God,
Is a God that restores
From the birds of the air
To the beasts of the field
Our God heals
and by the power of His Name
Mountains will be moved
In an unseen place
Oh you of little faith!
Believe in Him
and you will never be the same
Oh what I would do to see His face!
Just one glimpse
Would be sweet recompense
For these dark
Is HIs gift
and because He lives
My soul has a chance
For Him to do it again
To move the mountains
To walk through the fire
To remove every thorn
Even though He was scorned
The veil was still torn
and now we live between
What our eyes can see
and what our spirit sings
A hope of what’s to come
and a knowing of His love
and for that I will forever sing
Under the protection of His wings
For my God lives
and my God reigns
and you will never be the same
“Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by a new
and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh, and since we have a great
priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our
hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.”
There is a difference between being concerned and consumed.
Thanks for joining us for Faith-Filled Friday with Debra Dolce and Trench Classes
United. Today’s Love Letter is a great reminder that our Heavenly Father knows what
concerns us; He doesn’t want it to consume us or worry us.
Don't be pulled in different directions or worried about a thing. Be saturated in prayer
throughout each day, offering your faith-field requests before Me with overflowing
gratitude. Tell Me every detail of your life; then My wonderful peace that transcends
human understanding, will guard your heart and mind through Me, Jesus Christ.
This is instruction to help you stand on solid ground. When you are worried about all
kinds of things, worry pulls you in different directions and you become uncertain and
lost, unable to hear or sense Me.
Being worried about a lot of things brings doubt to you. Did I not tell you that I would
care for you? Why do you worry when I can do all things? Talk with me; I always listen
to you when you talk to me. My presence will fill you with gratitude and expectation of
what your Lord will do for you. When you invite me into what worries you, My peace that
no one can give to you will fill you. That peace will guard your heart and keep your mind
Beloved, meditate on this Word today and let it give you instruction, let it help you as
you walk through these days.
Thursdays Trench Truth
What do we think when we see someone act contrary to their spoken convictions,
beliefs, proclamations of faith and Christianity? I think one of the most profound forms of
conviction comes out of the mouths of babes.
Let me share what I mean with a little humor:
Following a great sermon on lifestyle evangelism, one family thought they had better do
something to be a witness for Jesus, so they invited their neighbors to dinner the
following Friday night.
When it came to the meal, mom was keen to show their neighbors that they upheld
Christian standards in their home, so she asked her little 5-year-old son to say grace.
Little Johnny was a bit shy. "I don't know what to say.” There was an awkward pause,
followed by a reassuring smile from the boy's mother.
"Well darling," she said, "just say what Daddy said at breakfast this morning."
Obediently, the boy repeated, "Oh God, we've got those awful people coming to dinner
Oh, my goodness, may we remember that our kids, little or grown, are not only watching,
listening but repeating…let’s be a mirror and not just a mouthpiece for Jesus
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Lord, I woke up groggy and grumpy, she wrote in her journal. Why didn’t I just say no to
working, she scolded herself. Her thoughts all seemed to land on some unsettled piece
in her life, and as each thought parked itself in her soul, agitation seemed to rise.
Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes
United. Have you ever had one of those days that began with feeling like you woke up
on the wrong side of the bed? Today’s transparent blog talks about that very thing and
how to rise above flesh-it is by
She stirred her coffee, her thoughts already swirling and swirling and returning to the
current conflict in her life. Tears of anger rose and dripped down her cheeks as she
made her way to her comfy chair. She was still too emotionally invested in the situation
and needed to step back and pray before jumping in and falling again…into her flesh.
Revelation began to separate the anger and hurt and all she could think of is the miracle
God performed for the Israelites when He parted the Red Sea so they could get across.
Just like the Israelites wanted desperately to escape their situation, to be rescued from
unfair treatment, she too had needed a sort of rescuing not necessarily from but in her
“Oh, Father, I’ve had a horrible case of flesh-itis!” she cried out. “I’ve been so focused
on all the hurtful and wrong things in this situation that I let my flesh swell up, get larger
than You in me. I’ve been so focused on what was wrong that I couldn’t see the blessing
The anger and frustration that had been building up over the last almost two weeks
began to melt away and, in its place, peace returned, bringing clarity, and
understanding. And while she knew in her heart getting across to the other side of this
situation may not be the easiest, she didn’t have to concern herself with the details for
He had parted the sea in this situation, and He would take her to the other side.
Friends, whatever needs a Red-Sea miracle in your life, can I encourage you to
surrender to the One who can part, join, empty, or fill any sea of circumstances.
Remember, what He brings us to He will bring us through.
Sharing ushers in caring
Tuesday Trench Truth
Thanks for joining me for Tuesday’s Trench Truth.
Last week, a few of our trenchers and myself got together to just get
together…and wow, it turned out to be an evening of sharing and caring.
We did a little exercise of writing down a situation or circumstance that
wasn’t just concerning us but consuming us in a way that had us feeling
frustrated and even hopeless.
When each of us had shared, I asked them to tell me if they saw any sort of
common thread…the answers were even more powerful than the
circumstances: They each were tied to another person! One of our
trenchers quoted this quote which summed it up incredibly accurately:
“When we stop looking for the differences, we can start to see all of the
similarities and that’s where true connection exists.”
Our time of sharing turned into a time of caring as we discovered our
similarities…which ushered in hope!
Can I encourage you today to share what has you consumed that you may
experience a time of knowing you are cared for?
Thoughtfully and truthfully,
Sometimes our mind plays tricks on us with lies that we come to believe.
Thanks for joining us for Monday’s Message with Abigail Rice and Trench Classes
United. Today’s message is a great reminder to take control of our thoughts that we may
distinguish between a lie and the truth and extinguish the lies with His peace.
And that’s the true test
Believing that you can truly rest
in His arms
With No doubts
and no qualms
A peace that draws you near
Amongst this war
With only band-aids
As they hide
By playing tricks in your mind
It’s time to take a stance
Draw a line in the sand
Because what’s at stake
Is more than free will
In this land
That don’t know
Because there’s no excuse
With all we’ve been given
To light the fuse
It’s time to use
The strength of His Spirit
From the wings of the Dove
Flying in the Wind of His love
to the Fire
of His desire
Because to die is to gain
Through the heartaches and the pains
The darkness will never
Never be the same
“There [in death] the wicked cease from troubling, and there the weary are at rest.
There the [captive] prisoners rest together; they hear not the taskmaster’s voice. The
small and the great are there, and the servant is free from his master.”
Have you ever been on the receiving end of a broken promise? Most of us have at one
time or another.
Thanks for joining us for Faith-Filled Friday with Debra Dolce and Trench Classes
United. When our faith is in The One Promise Keeper, His promises will see us through.
Today’s Love Letter affirms just that.
My dear one, My daughter, be encouraged. Your faith has healed you. This should
speak volumes to all My children, for what I do for one I will certainly do for you. Be
encouraged by all My promises. Every single one can be yours if you ask, pray and
Stand on My promises and fight off any attack with more of My Word. Fight against
doubt, fight against unbelief, those are things that will hinder you. Read about the man
whose son had a demon and how I set him free. What a wonderful thing it is to believe
My promises and see them come to pass.
If you struggle with believing, then bring your unbelief to Me in prayer. Fill your spirit to
overflowing with My Word until it fills your heart and your mind. Yes, saturate yourself in
My Word and watch as things change into a joyous blessing. Instead of mourning, His
promises will enable you to offer festive praise. Instead of despair, His promises will
assure you of His sovereignty that says He turns beauty into ashes.
Doesn't that sound like a good trade to you? Remember, My Word is full of promised
blessings as you follow My precepts. Beloved, best of all, I am with you always even
unto the end of the ages, now that's a promise.
Thursdays Trench Truth
When you hear the word provision, what comes to mind?
The Webster’s Dictionary definition is: The act of providing, or making
previous preparation. -- 2. That which is provided or prepared; that which is
brought together or arranged in advance; measures taken beforehand.
So let me give you an example: When you miraculously avoid a collision with
another car, do you proclaim provision or complain about the other driver?
There are so many forms of provision that are being given behind the scenes;
are you willing to change your perspective so you can see the provision?
Click here to eI didn’t have to ask twice. She had patiently waited for me to finish my quiet
time and she was ready to play, ready to have all my attention.
Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench
Classes United. How many times do we realize something, whether it is
something we need to change or start practicing, something that we can
apply to make this journey of life a bit more rewarding, and still we resort to
our old ways? Today’s blog is meant to encourage you to pay attention to
those revelations that are meant to not only open our eyes but make what
we see so much more meaningful
As I threw the ball and waited for my little four-legged fur baby Aniesi to
bring it back to me, I realized if I would just do this with her first thing after
my quiet time, the day just seems to go better. Besides, as my sister
reminded me a while ago, I’m all she has. I need to be sure she feels loved.
That took me a bit deeper. I know that I have a need to feel loved and I truly
have come to know that I am loved by my Heavenly Father. I know He’s
beside me, ahead of me, behind me and I’ve experienced Him in so many
details of my life. I am learning to see my season of betrayal recovery thru
His eyes, and not see Him through the eyes of my pain and sorry.
But – and this is a big one -- I can’t know (to know translates to Hebrew
word yada, which means to experience with your inner being) that without
putting Him first, first thing in the morning.
When I sit still first thing in the morning and connect with Him, whether
through worship music, journaling, reading His Word, I experience with my
inner being so many times throughout my day this sense of contentment,
even amid crazy chaos and yes, even in the sorrow.
Can I encourage you today to try connecting first with He who longs to be
first in your life? You’ll be amazed at the results.