When you hear the word “test,” what do you do? How do you feel?
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I know my stomach seems to develop a knot, and there’s an anxiety that
runs thru my veins, which only makes taking any test harder. Today’s Love
Letter is a great reminder of why the Word of God is so priceless in a
My blessed child, study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night
so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and
succeed in all you do.
This is good instruction for you and a command to obey it even when you think it's
"old fashioned." Some want all the benefits My Word offers but don't want to put in the
dedication it takes to receive any.
Some are more interested in prestige and want a life of luxury. When you strive to
receive untold riches and want the life of ease and comfort, then you have none of Me.
When things are more important than living a holy life, a life set apart, then you are not
walking on the narrow path.
Remember those that give up their life for Me will find it. My way of life has untold riches
that the world cannot comprehend. Study this Book of Instruction and set it in your mind
to obey all that is written in it and the reward will be the best you could have ever
Beloved, My Word was meant to be loved and cherished, to be your very sustenance
Thursday Trench Truth
Do you feel persistently angry with other family members and/or yourself?
One of our trenchers shares these words about her persistent anger
Currently and in the recent past, I have been angry at my siblings. The way that I get
angry with them is by withdrawing. I am currently in a quiet storm with one of my
brothers, both of whom don’t seem to ‘get me’ and where I am coming from. They don’t
seem to care what I am feeling, nor do they want to hear how I am feeling about them,
about myself, about what is or isn’t going on in my life. So, I continue to be angry by
withholding myself from them.
“I don’t exactly know why I am angry with them to the extent that I am. Perhaps it is a
perceived perception on my part of what they think of their older sister. I’m sure it’s
disappointment. So, I distance myself even more. It’s like this never-ending cycle.
Are you in a not-so-healthy cycle of anger and frustration when it comes to any of your
Join us for Surrendering to Serenity to learn how to break that cycle, coming to a trench
Go low to get high, go low to get high…the words were becoming familiar now after
three+ weeks doing this workout. As I squatted as low as I could go – which was getting
lower with every other workout – and then reached as high as I could, allowing my body
to do what was being asked of me, my mind took me to another place.
Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes
United. Today’s message may appear to have a hidden meaning, but then again,
spiritual truths aren’t always so easy to grasp. Our prayer is that you grasp this in your
mind and heart, and that it releases in your actions.
The workout I was doing was from Beachbody and was a Bar-Blend series. I can’t help
but smile as I write this because it’s led by a former ballerina, which I am NOT! This
is especially true when I am frustrated and/or mad. I am not a ballerina but more like a
bull in a China-cabinet!
Having heard these words for several weeks now, they were starting to take on an
additional meaning, and not just physically but spiritually. Have you ever wrestled with
your private-party logic, justifying why you said something, did something, felt
something, and as you wrestled, you come up with the same answer every single time,
that you weren’t in the wrong?
Well, I literally could write a book on all my private party logic parties, and a synopsis of
the lessons I’ve learned while showing up for them. In short, private-party logic rarely, if
ever, leads one to a positive resolution. But we can’t know that if you don’t bring God
into the party, and/or invite someone you trust into the situation that keeps renting
space in our minds and hearts.
After my workout, I had reached out to one of my accountability sisters. I invited her into
my situation that had started the private-party logic. She listened, and then she spoke
gentle words that made their way past my private party logic and reached the core of
my soul. The truths she spoke exploded my private-party logic into pieces. And even
though I had every right to feel the way I had, my sweet sister was able to help me see
that fear had overtaken my mouth and once I opened it, there was no stopping it!
“Maybe if you said this…” she very gently suggested. The lightbulb in my heart
confirmed that her way was better than mine.
The confirmation of the truths spoken to me came when I texted the friend and
confessed that my fear had overtaken me and that I needed to focus more on
encouraging all that is right versus focusing on what was/is wrong; the response I got
was what I had tried to get from the beginning but didn’t because of the way I went
Just like that it was resolved!
Because I went low, in other words, let go of my “right” to be frustrated, and
acknowledged my fear, I was able to take the high road. Yes, it’s true that surrendering
requires humility but it ALWAYS takes us to high places.
Friend, can I encourage you to join me in this short prayer: Oh, Abba, help me to
remember to let go, let You in to my private-party logic so that truth and resolution
would follow and lead me to higher ground.
Tuesday Trench Truth
There are four major differences between rage and anger:
Anger is temporary, usually situational whereas rage is ongoing and growing.
Like a pot simmering on the stove…eventually it’s going to boil over.
Anger is about the present moment, the current action; rage is a collision of that
moment with many accumulated memories simmering in that emotional pot:
Therefore, we teach others to connect their past to their present for a better future,
because eventually those things that need to be explored will boil over.
Anger can be resolved by communication/compromise; rage takes a deeper work
for it is a mixture of fear, desperation, anger and panic which is what makes it so
And those are just a few of the ingredients of rage, all internally blending.
Anger can be healthy; rage is never healthy:
The Bible calls healthy anger righteous anger, for example, if you see someone harm a
child, or an animal, hopefully you express anger that protects the one being harmed;
rage, however, is a combination of unexpressed moments colliding with the final
If you’d like to learn more about how to surrender to serenity and let go of unresolved
anger, join us in a trench near you.
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When we start our day with conversing with The Father, He will give not only direction
but protection too.
Thanks for joining us for Monday’s Message with Abigail Rice and Trench Classes
United. Abi’s poem today is in the form of a heartfelt prayer, which goes a long way to
help us know our Father cares.
A morning prayer
As I prepare
My heart oh, Lord
Let me seek
and only know Your will
I do not need to understand or even comprehend
The magnitude of Your plan
But I must believe
That You have only goodness and mercy stored up for me
But there’s something in my way
My path at times does not feel straight
and I feel as though I am too little too late
As i let my mind stray
Lord, i seek You first always
Help me to remove these rocks
That have caused me to stumble along the way
How i got here
I cannot fathom
Or even contemplate
So instead, I pray
Seeking answers Lord
On how to fight
and seize the day
This glorious, magnificent day
Rejoicing at the sight of the morning sky’s new paint
It dawns on me
That this is a NEW day
All old has passed away
and while my feeble human body may decay
My heart is being renewed
As You chip and chisel away
Make me Your David, Lord
As You walk beside me through the fire
Mold and shape my heart’s true desire
To that of love
To that of grace
Knowing soon Lord
I will get to see Your glorious face
Until then, Yahweh
Give me unwavering faith
Have you ever gotten tired of waiting for something, a promise to be fulfilled, or a something that you feel needs to stop happening?
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My dear one, don't give up; don' t be impatient. When you are entwined as one with Me, the Lord will make you brave and courageous, and you won’t lose hope. Yes, keep on waiting…for I will never disappoint you!
This is such a good promise for you and not just a promise but there’s a condition: to be entwined with Me. What does that look like? Rely on Me and then you can be brave and courageous. Then you will never lose hope. Keep on trusting and waiting for your promises because you know I will never disappoint you.
When you present your petition to Me, then leave it and I will do wonderful things for you. Have no expectation on how it will get done, just that it will. You can rely on Me! Let Me teach you about trust and faith My way. Some believe they can plan the whole answer out in detail and then expect Me to answer according to their plan and they call that faith. I desire you to practice My way and allow Me to be as creative as I want to.
Since I know you even better than you know yourself doesn't it make sense that I can take care of you in the most extraordinary ways?
Beloved, I am extraordinary.
Thursday Trench Truth
According to the National Child Abuse Hot Line, “Children are suffering from a hidden epidemic of child abuse and neglect. Every year more than three million reports of child abuse are made in the United States involving more than six million children (a report can include multiple children). The United States has one of the worst records among industrialized nations – losing on average between four and seven children every day to child abuse and neglect.”
And those statistics have risen since COVID.
I could have been one of these statistics and because of the child abuse I suffered, I as a parent could have added to these statistics. I was headed in the direction of repeating the cycle.
Unresolved anger/rage can absolutely become a generational cycle, friends. In other words, if you’ve been on the receiving end of rage, don’t let it go unchecked. If you’ve been the giver of such anger, you can break this cycle.
Join us to learn how to not wound your own soul by wounding another with rage and anger. Surrendering to Serenity is coming to a trench near you.
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She picked up her current Bible study and read the first question: “Why do you think
God made us in His image?” “That’s a great question,” she muttered aloud.
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United. Our prayer is that you will come to appreciate the significance of being “made in
When asked if you know someone, and you don’t really remember if you do, usually we
ask what they look like, right? Or when a guy or girl are going to meet a possible candidate for a date for the first time at the insistence of a “caring” friend who wants to set them up, usually the first question out of their mouth is, “What do they look like?”
Have you ever wondered what Jesus looks like? We know Hollywood paints him as a
guy with close-to-shoulder-length brownish hair, a beard to match, prominent cheek
bones, beautiful gently piercing eyes and an incredible smile. But it doesn’t matter what
He looks like; it’s His image we’re after. “When You said, ‘Seek My face,’ my heart said
to You, Your face, Lord, I will seek.” Psalm 27:8
But let’s talk about the word “image” for a moment. Image has its roots in the
Latin word meaning "to copy or imitate.” Another definition from the Catechism
of the Catholic Church states that image is the “likeness of the Creator. ... Hence
it means the capacity for relationship; it is the human capacity for God."
As I read these explanations, it was as if a light bulb went off…it’s not His appearance
we’re seeking, but His character which is found in His presence. The more we seek
Him, the closer we will get to His intended image for us. He created us in His image
possible only through relationship: He desires to have relationship with each of us.
Abba, teach me how to seek Your face as I strive to turn off the distractions that often
interfere with my vision of your presence so I may reflect Your character.
Tuesday Trench Truth
Have you ever been flipped off for cutting someone off? Whew, I have and
it feels so offensive. This is known as road rage which is different from
anger. How? Anger is situational, temporary; rage is ongoing and growing
All of us have gotten angry over something happening “in the moment” and
when the situation is long gone, our anger goes with it.
Rage, putting it simply, is a pot of past moments, unresolved angering
moments that are simmering and collide with the present.
if I were to ask you what size pot would you need for your unresolved past
moments, what would you answer? And for those of you who say, I just
forget about it, and then bury it, I must share with you, it will keep coming to
the surface of your life, and often when you least expect it
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Have you ever attended a Yoga class? It can be frustrating and exhilarating all at the
same time. It requires you to stretch in ways you think are for animals only.
Thanks for joining us for Monday’s Message with Abigail Rice and Trench Classes United.
Life is like that, stretching us beyond our own imagination. When life requires you to
stretch to you break? Today’s message is a great reminder on how to stretch
emotionally and spiritually.
Stretch your boundaries
Stretch your mind
Begin feeling alive
Stars begin to dim
To Your beauty
No human can fathom
The brightness of Your face
But with faith
We dare to move
As you shift mountains
Just to prove
You are God
And with all
Transcending the fall
Has forgotten it’s feats
Leavings this world
Yet there You are
Taller than the evergreen trees
You have so perfectly weaved
Doused with green leaves
We need You now
Calming the fear
Our hearts bleed
Begging, Lord, please
For I am
Of Your love
Of Your grace
The starlight beaming
Blinding beneath Your omnipotent face
Yet you hold me
As embers dance
To the fire within
Lord, take me from this place
Stretch your hand
Lord, You are the still
Let us remember who we are
& for You
We give our lives