What comes to mind when you think about “debt”?
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Debt usually has a not-so positive “feel” to it, right? if your budget
conscious, you may be one that works hard to get out of debt. Today’s
Love Letter talks about a different type of debt, one that was paid long
ago but one that we need to keep on paying…the debt of love.
Don't owe anything to anyone, except your outstanding debt to continually love one
another, for the one who learns to love has fulfilled every requirement of the law.
Meditate on this Word and let the words, "outstanding debt" impress upon you the
importance of love. For the one who learns to love has fulfilled every requirement of
the law. Sometimes you must practice this more than at other times.
There are some people that seem to make it hard to love them, but this is where you
get to practice, this is where you get to put others above yourself. Now that's a whole
new concept. It's easy to put some above yourself but not everyone. Some people
you must talk yourself into acting lovingly until it becomes natural. They are in your
family, they are in your church, they are everywhere you go, but so am I. I am there
to help you; after all, didn’t I love you before you could receive love or give love?
Haven't I taught you how to receive love? Have I taught you how to give love? Why
do you get to choose who you will love and who you won't? I love everyone, there is
no discrimination in My love, why is there in yours? Beloved, remember Scripture
says that they will know you by your love, they will know that you are Mine.
Thursdays Trench Truth
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Let me ask you, have you ever been let down by someone, especially
someone close to you?
Would you like to learn how to have a comeback after a setback? Or
how about learning a Biblical perspective on depression?
If you are ready to invest in your emotional and spiritual well-being, then
plan on joining us for Living Fuelled by Hope coming to a trench near
you. See the days, cities, and links below.
She shook her head as people frantically hurried toward the VIP line. Not to judge a
book by its cover, but some of them looked like “VIP’s” and some didn’t. She recoiled
inwardly as she thought about what VIP stood for, very important person.
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Just a couple weeks after flying home from filming Living Forgiven & Forgiving ©, I
decided to give a call to an undisclosed person, I’ll say, to try and reconnect and
catch up. This person is difficult to get close to, but I continue to try and build the
bridge, let’s say.
It was after I hung up with this person that I realized why I usually hesitate to reach
out: their words always involved their accomplishments, but this time, they included
status. They were so excited to now be part of the million-mile club…for life;
therefore, being treated as a VIP! Oh, but that wasn’t all. Not only were they
considered a VIP on the plane, “which means I get to be the first one on that plane,”
they added, now they had lifetime VIP status at a hotel chain! In other words, every
time they travelled, that hole in the heart would be filled…at least temporarily.
When we hung up, I felt a mixture of emotions: sad, because this person was trying
to fill that VIC hole with VIP status versus allowing themselves to be a VIC (Very
important child [of God]) and allowing God to be the VIP (Very important parent)!
Humility washed over me as well as I thought: haven’t I done the same all those
years before allowing God to be my Abba Daddy? So full of myself I couldn’t see
how empty I really was?
Friend, we are all VICs, very important children to our Heavenly Father, and when
we really accept that “title,” no other status really matters.
Tuesday Trench Truth
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Recently, I was sitting in my car, taking a lunch break, and I don’t know if
it was because I finally stopped and took a break or what, but I was
overcome with the darkness of depression as thoughts of my now ex
kept joining the circus going on in my mind. These thoughts were deep
triggers because it was the week of our timeshare that we had together,
and I knew he was there with…well never mind.
But anyway, I started to remember all the unhealthy things and how God
had rescued me from the ongoing trauma, and I thought, hmm, hope is
happy optimism, perseverance, and endurance. I can’t imagine going
thru life without The One who will never leave me or forsake me.
When I say the word hope to you, what comes to mind? If you’d like a
Biblical perspective on Hope and what it means to rise above hurts and
challenges, then join us for Living Fuelled by Hope, coming to a trench
near you next week!
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A very helpful Biblical principle and promise talks about taking thoughts that are
not uplifting captive.
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So how do we do this? Today’s poem is a great reminder that we are here but
temporarily, and that our heavenly home is where true freedom lies.
Like a chrysalis
Through the winds
and the rain
Steady she stays
Knowing that one day soon
She will get to spread her wings and fly
Knowing that every moment
She thought she would break
A silent whisper would seem to say
For you are about to see
A new dawn
A new day
Knowing when you wake
This was all worth the wait
Keep the light
Keep the faith
and I AM
Will keep you safe
“Our inner selves wait [earnestly] for the Lord; He is our Help and our Shield.
For in Him does our heart rejoice, because we have trusted (relied on and been
confident) in His holy name. Let Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, be upon
us, in proportion to our waiting and hoping for You.” - Psalm 33:20-22
“Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for and hope for and
expect the Lord!” - Psalm 31:24
Have you ever discovered something new because you didn’t give up the search?
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United. Today’s Love Letter is a great reminder that there are countless treasures in
His Word, and they are treasures which money can’t buy.
Consider My Word to be your greatest treasure, and treasure it in your heart to keep
you from making bad choices which truly are against Me. I encourage you to read all
about King David who spoke about how he loved My Word, how he treasured it and
hid it in his heart. He was not perfect, by any means, lusting after another man’s
wife, committing murder, making many bad choices, but he had a heart after me and
I forgave him for all of them.
Follow his example, treasure My Word and hide it in your heart so you can continue
to return to me.
Oh, what truths you will find. What comfort you will receive and what love will be
lavished upon you as you dig through My Word and make it your own treasure. What
beautiful treasures await you and what great knowledge you will receive. My Word
will sustain you and strengthen you and you will find nothing like it ever.
Don’t say you have no time to read or study My Word as I see that you make time for
many other things. When you stand before Me, the other things will not matter any
longer. Prioritize your life and remove those things that keep you from growing close
to me so that our relationship will flourish.
Abiding in My Word will help you develop a love relationship with Me. Beloved, the
deeper your relationship with Me becomes the more you want to go deeper.
Thursdays Trench Truth
Thanks for joining me for Thursday’s Truthful Humor and an
A lady goes to the doctor and complains that her husband is losing
interest in sex. They talk for a few moments and the doctor gives her a
pill, but warns her that it's still experimental. We’re finding the results are
better when you put it into mashed potatoes at dinner.
She thanks him, takes the prescription and goes on her way.
That night, she does what the doctor instructed her to do.
About a week later, she’s back at the doctor, where she says, "Doc, the
pill worked great! I put it in the potatoes just like you said! It wasn't five
minutes later that he jumped up, raked all the food and dishes onto the
floor, grabbed me, ripped all my clothes off, and ravaged me right there
on the table!"
The doctor says, "I’m sorry, we didn’t realize the pill was that strong! My
office will be glad to pay for any damages."
"Nah," she says, "that's okay. We're never going back to that restaurant
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Love and laughter
Where do you live?
John 8:32-33: And Jesus said to those Jews who believed, if you
abide in My Word, you are My disciples indeed; and you shall know
the truth and the truth shall set you free.
Have you ever gotten lost on your way home? I realize that in today’s technology
with Google and GPS, it’s a little more difficult to get lost. And yet, I have found
myself lost a time or two as I don’t always remember to rely on technology!
Welcome to Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes United.
Today’s blog is a great reminder that His Word will take us where we need to go,
keep us where we need to stay and prevent us from going in the wrong direction.
No matter the situation, the availability of technology or unavailability, getting lost is a
horrible feeling. And yet, I run into so many hurting people who are not lost, per se;
however, they are overwhelmed with suffering of some sort. The waves of life have
tossed them here and there, and they have lost their way.
Talk to the wife who has just discovered her husband’s having an affair, or is an
addict of some sort, and then there’s the parent(s) hurting over the choices their child
is making, choices that surely are going to cause so many unfavorable
consequences. It’s like being lost in a sea of hopelessness for there is nothing to do
but watch the unfortunate consequences come about. Recently I talked with a friend
who has been given a life sentence via a medical diagnosis with a prognosis
revealing the end is around the corner.
Life and loss are happening all around us; if it’s not happening to us, it’s happening
to those close to us. How are we managing? Are we walking around lost, or are we
able to stand firm, knowing where we’re going and able to help others?
See, no matter the circumstance, there is a place to abide where we will never get
lost, a place that will shed new light, a fresh perspective, a location that is filled with
peace, hope, a foundation built with grace, a place that if we would only turn to, land
in, abide in, we would find freedom from all that has us overwhelmed: His Love
Letters to you and me!
It’s time to stop being one of those who don’t ask for directions and abide in that
place that we will be found, never to get lost again! To abide means to dwell. Can I
ask, friend, where are you dwelling in mind, body and soul?
Abiding in His promises and principles,
Tuesday Trench Truth
Thanks for joining me today for Tuesday’s Truthful Humor.
This single guy named Bill wanted a horse. He began to shop and saw an interesting
ad on Craigslist which was advertising a “Christian horse.” He sent an inquiry and
made arrangements to go see this horse.
When Bill got to the ranch, he introduced himself to the horse's owner and they
talked small talk on their way to where the horse was. As soon as Bill saw the horse,
he couldn’t help but get excited and asked if he could ride him, take him for a test
drive, so to speak.
The owner said, sure, "It's easy to ride him. Just say 'praise the Lord' to make him
go, and 'amen' to make him stop."
Bill got on the horse and said "praise the Lord!" the horse started to walk. "Praise the
Lord, praise the Lord, praise the Lord" and the horse is running. Now Bill sees the
cliff and says: "AMEN." The horse stops and Bill says: "Whew! Praise the lord!"
Okay, so maybe I didn’t do a great job of telling that joke, but let me invite you out for
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Love and Laughter
If you’ve ever been on a diet, you know that you replace not-so-good
food with better food choices. The same is true in our spiritual lives.
Thanks for joining us for Monday’s Message with Abigail Rice and
Trench Classes United. Today’s poem relates to our spiritual selves and
replacing the fear, confusion, doubt with faith…it is in our brokenness
that His power makes us whole.
You spirit of confusion
You spirit of fear
I cast you out
and by the blood of Christ
you will not come near
may all be broken
But soon will be renewed
For every promise from my Father
Will hold true
My heart may ache
My soul may thirst
But the pain
Will be worth
Every ounce of joy
As the walls are destroyed
I worship You
and You alone
For You my Father
Are my home