Do you have co-workers that you like? What if we were to look to our Heavenly
Father as our co-worker? How would we live life? Today’s Love Letter gives a
beautiful word picture of what that could look like.
You are coworkers with Me and you are My cultivated garden. This is such Good
News. Meditate on this Word and recognize that each part takes work.
To be a co-worker with Me you must be willing to set aside your own knowledge and
learn from the Master Gardener. Accept that you are the garden that I am cultivating.
And just like any good gardener, I must pull weeds and remove stumps and even
some trees. I only want what produces life in your garden. I want fruit that is
produced all year.
Cultivate your garden with Me and let it produce divine love, joy that overflows,
peace that subdues, patience that endures, kindness in action, a life full of virtue,
faith that prevails, gentleness of heart, and strength of spirit.
Beloved, this requires a lot cultivating but remember we are co-laborers, working to
produce a beautiful garden, a wonderful house, where you can give to whoever
needs, just what they need, for My glory.
Thursdays Trench Truth
Have you ever experienced a night out with family and friends that
included lots and lots of laughter?
What could be better, right? You know the older I get, the more I desire
time with those I love, and not just more stuff. Why am I telling you this?
I’m glad you asked
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She listened to the words, “You are more than enough for me…” guilt overtaking her
worship. How can I say that right now, when all I can see is my age and my
singleness? She cried out in the stillness of where she sat.
Have you ever felt like you just couldn’t sing the words of a worship song and mean
them, and when that truth sunk into your soul, it stopped you? Thanks for joining us
for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes United. To worship God
with our whole heart, our whole mind is His will for us but how do we do that amid
trials, tribulations, and tears?
The words of that worship song stayed with her over the next several days, haunting
her with the realization that He didn’t seem to be enough for her. There were all
these unanswered questions, still so much pain, though not near as much as this
time last year. Ah, there was something to thank Him for, she thought, something
praiseworthy. She picked up her Bible to begin that day’s Bible study in Colossians.
“Paul states in Colossians 2:10 that we are complete in Christ. Jesus alone is all
sufficient and entirely adequate to meet our every need”!!!!!!
She looked up, knowing with all her being that He was pursuing her, still, in this
SOAR (Season of Adultery Recovery) and would go to great lengths to be all she
needed, to not leave her in this broken-hearted state.
She read the few verses that followed that emphatic statement of Christ being
enough and then as the study asked, recorded all the ways that Christ is enough, for
Verse 11 reminded her that she had had a spiritual surgery of her heart, a heart
circumcision that helps her to put off the flesh. Verse 12 reminded her that because
she had been baptised, she had put to death, and buried the old sin nature and had
been given new resurrected life when she came up out of the water. “Maybe I should
do that one again,” she wondered aloud.
Verse 13 reminded her that because her sins have been and will continue to be
forgiven upon the asking that she was made alive. And verse 14 reminded her that
she was saved from the failure of the law, able to embrace New Covenant life; that
because of the price that Jesus already paid, she lived by grace, not a bunch of do’s
She closed her study. His timing was a reminder that wrapped around her, holding
her close to Him, and in those moments, she could sing, “You are Enough.”
Friend, if you are going thru something that prevents you from worshiping with a true
heart, meaning what you say, be still, ask Him to reveal the why to you; allow Him to
minister to you and be just enough, all that you need.
Tuesday Trench Truth
Wasting energy on thinking about a mistake creates yet another mistake
but to learn from a mistake…well, that’s now a lesson learned.
Thanks for joining me for Tuesday’s Trench Truth.
If you’ve ever had a setback and would learn how to have a comeback,
you won’t want to miss Living Fuelled by Hope coming to a trench near
you beginning the week of April 24 th . We will also have a Zoom trench as
Have you ever beat yourself up for something you’ve done, or said, and
you keep repeating it?
Thanks for joining us for Monday’s Message, a great poem about the
internal struggle we often experience but rarely talk about.
Fall down seven
Stand up eight
and just when you think
It’s a moment too late
To be saved
From this curse
That day after day
and year after year
Only seems to get worse
and you ask yourself often
How long will this hurt?
This pain in my chest
My heart racing the hearse.
Running to You
and stumbling into the dirt
When you look back and realize
No matter the year
No matter the day
He has always been there
Leading you here
Because your heart He holds near
and your soul He holds dear
Commanding you still
To live with no fear
For as long as He is in you
There is no need for proof
For the power and the authority
Is within to choose
To move forward in full faith
Or wait for the day
It truly is a moment too late
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to
those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of
the will of man, but of God.”
“You are from God, little children, and have overcome them; because greater is He who is in
you than he who is in the world.”
So, now I ask
Instead of wondering
How long will this last
Or when will this pass?
and how fast
Can I let go
Of the past
and plant my mustard seed
In the land you promised me
A land with milk and honey
Where there is no need for bread
and no reason for money
For His Word fills my heart
and His Love quenches my thirst
As He build me up
From the dust and the dirt
“Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your earnings for what does
not satisfy? Hearken diligently to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in
fatness [the profuseness of spiritual joy]. [Jer. 31:12-14.]”
“So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without
producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it
shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”
We are surrounded by challenges, whether those of our own or those we
Thanks for joining us for Faith-Filled Friday with Debra Dolce and Trench
Classes United. Today’s Love Letter is a great reminder that nothing
knocks Him off His throne and all things will be used for our good and His
glory if…we allow Him in it to rise above it.
You all experience times of testing, which is normal for every human being. But I will be
faithful to you. I will screen and filter the severity, nature, and timing of every test or trial
you face so that you can bear it.
Each test is an opportunity to trust Me more, for along with every trial I have provided
for you a way of escape that will bring you out of it victoriously. Each thing you go
through is an opportunity for your faith to increase and be strengthened. As you hold on
to My promises, believing them for you during your testing, you will experience victory.
Stand on My Word and believe that all you are experiencing will be used for your good
and My glory. This should encourage you and even give you strength. Remember I will
be faithful to you. You should be excited to watch yourself grow, to see yourself
standing on My Word.
Your victory will be a great light for others around you. Beloved, continually surrender
the things that come at you so that you can overcome them all.
Thursdays Trench Truth
This past week in our How to Love Who you Love trench, I asked this
question and was not surprised by the response: How many of you are
going through a situation right now that feels almost hopeless?
Almost everyone raised their hand!
Letdowns can knock us down or cause us to rise, especially when we keep
our eyes on the Author of Hope.
Join us for Living fueled by Hope to learn how to not fall down when others
let us down.
After her journaling time, she reached for her study on Isaiah, praying for understanding
to dispel her insecurities about this particular study. Within the first paragraph, she kept
hearing “Matthew 6.” After the third time, she remembered the assignment they were to
do before the next board meeting. She reached for her Bible, eager to begin.
Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes
United. Have you ever wondered how to apply what you read in the Bible to your life?
Today’s blog offers a solution for this very powerful principle, one that will help us to not
only abide in His word but be changed by it.
She remembered the first part of the assignment, which involved four things so that’s
where she started. In her mind she rewound to the day before, scene by scene and
prayed: God, please forgive me for certain attitudes, actions and negative words of
yesterday towards those I love. Cleanse my heart that I can come to Your table clean.:
2 God wash my mind of anything learned in the past about this portion of scripture that I
might learn new truths, new revelations for where I am today and where you want to
take me. 3 God, show me how this applies to my life, in my life today and 4 grant me the
courage to carry these out. Amen.
So as I read through the first six verses, with many stops along the way, certain words
sent me on a sort of personal detour as conviction seeped into my soul. I mean, it
started in verse 1! “Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to
be seen by them; otherwise, you have no reward from your Father in heaven.”
When we do something good, kind, generous, it needs to be for an audience of One.
I’ve been known to make sure the person at the register taking my order saw me put a
tip in there. Or how about boasting about all I’ve done for someone? Can you relate?
As I continued, the conviction seeped deeper, though not necessarily just for myself, but
I’ve always struggled with how to maneuver through the whole social media platform
thing with our ministry because of these words from Jesus Himself:: 2 Therefore, when
you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you (announce what you’re
going to do) as the hypocrites (people who do eternal acts with earthly, hollow motives)
in the synagogues and in the streets (social media can be replaced here) that they may
have glory from men. Assuredly I say to you they have their reward (on earth but not in
I can’t help but smile as I realize I only got through the first four verses of this passage
And yet, my heart is heavy with this burden: how do we utilize social media as a way
to encourage, draw others in without shouting about the good we’re doing, will do or can
do? His word is clear about not letting the left hand know what the right is doing, in other
words, in secret, for an audience of One.
I know I can’t change, control or convince others, Lord, but keep my motives pure as I
use cyber space to heed the call.
Tuesday Trench Truth
Why do we have such a hard time talking about depression, despair?
Maybe if we talked about it more openly, there would be less suicide, and
more victory in overcoming it. See, true despair can be defined with this
acrostic: Denying Emotional Support Personally and Internally Regressing.
Life was never meant to be lived or figured out alone.
Join us for our Living fueled by Hope trench to learn how to embrace
emotional support personally and internally and move forward instead of
backwards for a brighter future filled with acceptance and understanding
with new friends who become like family.
What is it that you do when going through a gut-wrenching time in your life?
Thanks for joining us for Monday’s Message with Abigail Rice and Trench
Classes United. Today’s poem is a great reminder that praise in the midst
of a problem brings victory on so many levels.
Bloodshot from staying awake
The sleepless nights
Calling out Your Name
Show me the way
The way out
Removing all my fears
and releasing all my doubts
My heart belongs to You
But this wall has kept You out
Brick by brick
Lie on top of lie
and sin on top of sin
Crushing under the weight
Of what was built by my own hate
Crying out, “Abba, Father, let me in!”
and I hear you whisper in the wind
I’ve been here all along
To hear your battle cry
Blow the trumpets
Shout My Name
For it is not by works
But by grace
That you have been saved
Your Holy Spirit opens the gate
Not a second too soon
Or a moment too late
For this is a battle
and for this moment i prayed
To fall down in Your glory
As Your Spirit adorns me
In power and wonder
We will never asunder
Every tide that pulled me under
Only drew me in
As my faith began to swim
and when i sank
You held out Your mighty hand
Always drawing me back in
How gracious You are!