The receptionist on the other end of the phone said “Let me check if he has any
availability today and if not, we’ll have to put you on his calendar for next week.”
Impatience pushed her response: “I can’t wait; I need to get these invoices out like
yesterday. Can you please just connect me to Charles who helps us with
How many times are we asked to wait for one thing or another? Thanks for joining
us for Wednesday’s Word with Kim Evinda and Trench Classes United. Today’s blog
is a great reminder that life’s answers for many lessons are found in the waiting.
“Let me see if Charles is available.”
Thank you she replied.
As she waited, she realized that she could struggle and strive in the waiting, or she
could lean in, look and/or learn while waiting. She wasn’t new to this concept of
waiting and yet, she couldn’t help but think she was missing something truly
meaningful about it because she just wasn’t getting any better at it.
Her thoughts travelled to almost three years ago when her life had taken a drastic
turn towards a life-changing tragedy. She had been reading a book whose author
had been going thru the same type of tragedy and had endured for three years the
pain, suffering and uncertainty as God worked in and through it.
The receptionist’s voice interrupted her thoughts. “Let me connect you to Charles.”
Within minutes her problem was resolved. She thanked him and returned to her
She remembered practically yelling out to God and her words haunted her with a
sense of humility: “I WILL NOT GO THRU THIS FOR THREE YEARS, GOD! Don’t
ask me to wait that long. I can’t; I just can’t.”
And here she was, three and a half years later…waiting for the promises that God
had made her. She was still a bit confused in the waiting, but confusion no longer
stole from her infusion of His steadfastness, His love and His grace.
Yes in this SOAR (Season of Adultery Recovery), she was learning the steps of
waiting that He had begun to show her when the nightmare first began:
1. Waiting requires surrendering our right to understand it all
2. Surrendering will enable us to lean into Him
3. Leaning into Him will increase our trust in Him and help us to take Him at His
word – we cannot experience the presence of God without experiencing the
peace of God
4. And finally, when we experience His presence, this enables us to stop looking
left or right, and change our focus from the waiting to the One who carries us
through the waiting.
Psalm 27:14 tells us to wait on the Lord and He will strengthen our hearts.
Psalms 37:7 says to rest in the Lord…wow, have you ever thought of waiting as
Habakkuk 2:3 says: For the vision [is] yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak,
and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Oh that I
wouldn’t be found off course so as to miss it!
Yes, friends, God will do as He promises in His time, but oftentimes there’s a period
of waiting that has so much for us.
Waiting in His Grace,
Tuesday Trench Truth
Miriam Webster’s defines “relationship” in this way: the
way in which two or more people, groups, countries,
etc., talk to, behave toward, and deal with each other.
The way in which two or more people are connected, or
the state of being connected
Did you know that there are 5,734 different
relationships talked about in the Bible? I’m thinking HE
wants us to understand the significance, the
importance of this idea of relationships. He created
relationships to work for us not against us.
If you’d like to learn how to connect healthier and
happier with those you love, and even those you don’t,
consider joining us in January for our How to Love Who
You Love Trench.
It will get dark
But you must not forget who[se] you are
You belong to a King
Who fought and died
For your eternity
You are His queen
and with Him there is no room
To let the darkness sneak in
Because darling, we believe
In the eternal hope of His sweet victory
In Him there is no end
To the amount of love He’d give
To have you home
In His eternal bliss
There is no end
To the amount of hope
We need to live
Lord grant us this
An eternal faith that has no end
Amen Let it be
For our Heavenly King
“In order that everyone who believes in Him [who cleaves to Him, trusts Him
and relies on Him] may not perish, but have eternal life and [actually] live
- John 3:15
It’s that time of year where life seems to be put on steroids, and we get
caught up doing versus being.
Thanks for joining us for Faith-Filled Friday with Debra Dolce and Trench
Classes United. Today’s Love Letter is a great reminder of where and how
we can find that quality quiet place.
My warrior, I offer a resting place for you in My luxurious love. My directions take you to
an oasis of peace near the quiet brook of bliss.
Meditate on this wonderful promise. Close your eyes and be swept away by My love.
Remember, the Apostle Paul said that he was caught up to the third heaven–whether in
his body or out he could not tell. He was meditating on My love, My goodness.
No matter what situation you find yourself in, you can always spend time meditating on
Me, on My love, on My peace and let it guide you to that quiet brook of bliss. I desire all
My children to learn how to live out of this place, defeating the chaos that tries to rob
you of all that I offer to you.
It's exciting for you to know I'm as close as your breath. Breathe Me in until you feel
your whole being relaxed. That feeling of relaxing is Me taking the struggle that you've
been carrying for so long. As you meditate on Me, the troubles and trials are put in their
right perspective, and you are infused with my strength and my peace. Beloved, I
desire you to be filled with My love and be fully equipped for life.
Thursdays Trench Truth
Have you ever been around someone who has a complaint about
everything and everyone? I have; and in fact, someone very near and dear
to me has been this way for a couple of years now and I struggle to be
But then I was reminded of this powerful truth: If one has low self-esteem,
they struggle to see the hope in all things!
So instead of being irritated, I’d like to be invigorated to pray that they
would find their value in God that they would know their value to God.
Every time I read this poem which I wrote several years ago, I can’t help
but smile. I pray it does the same for you while keeping your perspective
thankful. Enjoy and, please, reach out and let me know your thoughts.
Twas the night before Thanksgiving all through the house
Every creature was stirring, including the mouse
Everyone was working on all of the fixings
The noise and smells were coming from the kitchen
The children were busy with their tablets and toys
Captured in their games, they made not a noise
While the adults laughed and worked all collectively
What a beautiful sight it was for any heart to see
When all of a sudden there arose such a clatter
Mom ran to the kitchen to see what was the matter
She looked to the left and she looked to the right
She couldn’t believe what was in plain sight
There was broken glass from a favorite platter
And at first glance, she knew it didn’t matter
Everyone was frozen, waiting for her reaction
But she didn’t give the devil that satisfaction
The counters were a mess, preparations everywhere
It looked as though a tornado had just gone thru there
The turkey had flown from the platter to the floor
The poor thing looked like it just couldn’t take no more
The stove was a disaster waiting to happen
full of pots and pans, handles overlapping
The old mom would have immediately gotten on her broom
And painted the atmosphere with a bit of doom and gloom
But the new and improved mom was no longer that way
For she had learned the true meaning of Thanksgiving Day
She stared at each of them and the mess they surrounded
Knowing her response would leave them astounded
Now sons, now daughters, in-laws and friends like family
Is this ever a sight for the eyes of my heart to see?
More than the chaos, the mess on the floor
The memories we’re making are worth so much more
So grab a rag, and a dishtowel too
Here’s one for each and every one of you
Let’s work together in cleaning up this mess
It will only take a few minutes or less
Pick up the turkey, and we’ll wash him off
We’ll stuff him but good and put him in the trough
We’ll baste him all over, and get him ready to eat
No one will ever know we stepped on his feet
And when the morrow comes and we gather for the meal
We’ll be able to discern what matters and what’s real
Faith, family, friends, love and laughter
Help to bring us all the happily ever after
I looked to each of them with tears in my eyes
And said something I had just realized
Oh, why can’t it be Thanksgiving every day?
Loving each other in a Christ-like way
Patience, self-control, love and joy too
Are there for the asking for each of you
We don’t have to wait for a holiday to see
That Christ’s greatest gift is that of family
Tuesday Trench Truth
Life is sure happening all around us, right?! There are so many who are
struggling for various reasons. Whether it be financial struggles, health
issues, losses of loved ones, we struggle to understand, Why is God
Yes, it’s true that all things go through His hand, but -- this is a big but -- He
still holds us in His hand and is working it out for our good and His glory.
Can I encourage you to take that leap of faith, rest in His hand and let Him
do His work that you too may exclaim with praise, I may not be perfect,
life’s not perfect but He’s got me in His hand and He’s perfecting me in the
Are you in or have you been in a situation that you didn’t see coming, or that you just
Thanks for joining us for Monday’s Message with Abigail Rice and Trench Classes
United. Today’s message is a great reminder of comfort for those times where we just
don’t get it and don’t want to. The enemy is walking around like a roaring lion, seeking
whom he may trick or deceive but hold fast to the One who has the victory!
Hands as numb
As the person I’ve become
Because it’s easier to say he won
With his lying tongue
Than it is to get back up
and fight for the millionth time
That when you feel like you can no longer take this
That you just can’t break this
Remember you were created for this
With a heart full of love
and a laugh like no other
Your soul is on fire
For it’s one true desire
But the flesh
It bites back
With every enemy attack
How to unpack?
Or even fathom
To feel like you have the upper hand?
When no one is around that seems to understand
How can you swallow that pill
Not knowing who you are
Or how to even feel?
The confusion is real
The delusion to heal
But when His Word is your meal
You lick the crumbs off the plate
Hoping that this
Is not just a momentary bliss
and He reminds you of this
“Nations will come to your light
and kings to the brightness of your dawn” - (Isaiah 60:3)
Darling, you must go on
The cold winds may bite your face
But this is not your fate
To feel so small
Like you can’t go on
Darling you must remove the object of your lust
Your desire to know
and always be in control
Is taking a toll
As you get hit
Blow after blow
Remember and know
I called you to this
I will pull you out of this thick
Let go of your grip
and remember before all
you were made for this…
Have you ever been disillusioned in your faith journey?
Thanks for joining us for Faith-Filled Friday with Debra Dolce and Trench Classes
United. Today’s love letter is a great follow-up to Wednesday’s and Thursday’s blog. It’s
a great reminder that in a fallen world, we can still rise above it all.
My child, when life gets extremely difficult, with many tests, don't be bewildered as
though something strange were overwhelming you. Instead, continue to rejoice, for you,
in a measure, have shared in the sufferings of Me, the Anointed One so that you can
share in the revelation of My glory and celebrate with even greater gladness!
Because you live in a fallen world, many tests and trials do and will come your way but I
am still the God of all. You can find rest and comfort in Me. When the world struggles
and is hurting, you can find strength and be empowered to continue with Me.
Remember, I am the truth, the life and the way! How could you need anything but me?
Scripture says that your present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that
will be revealed in you. Isn't it great to have My promises to hold on to?
Believe them all. Beloved. Stretch your faith; I am returning!
Thursdays Trench Truth
How often do we look at God in times of pain/sorrow thru the lens of
pain/sorrow? What if we were to look at Him, to Him through the lens of His
truth, His Word? In other words, instead of me looking to Him, at Him
through the eyes of my still recent betrayal, seeing Him through the eyes of
His truth which says that He hurts when I hurt; that He will not be mocked,
that He will never leave me or betray me!
Can I encourage you friend to try this exercise? It’s guaranteed to change
your perception and take you to higher ground!