Gaining Ground Ministries https://gaininggroundministries.org Taking the message of hope to a broken world. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:33:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.10 https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/cropped-ggm-logo-fav-black-4-32x32.png Gaining Ground Ministries https://gaininggroundministries.org 32 32 Taking the message of hope to a broken world. Steve Ashley clean Steve Ashley Taking the message of hope to a broken world. Gaining Ground Ministries is a ministry by Steve and Samara Ashley that focuses on taking the message of hope to a broken world. Our primary ministry areas are: blended family ministry, preaching, and prison ministry. We hope and pray that these audio messages will encourage you and bring you closer to our loving Savior Jesus Christ. Please rate this podcast and say &amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot;hi&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;quot; at GainingGroundMinistries.org :) TV-G Blended Family Life – How to Make the Most Out of the Holidays https://gaininggroundministries.org/blended-family-life-make-holidays/ Thu, 24 Nov 2016 00:40:24 +0000 https://gaininggroundministries.org/?p=529 https://gaininggroundministries.org/blended-family-life-make-holidays/#respond https://gaininggroundministries.org/blended-family-life-make-holidays/feed/ 0 <div><img width="150" height="150" src="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/ashley-family-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="ashley family" style="float:left;margin:5px 15px 8px 0px" srcset="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/ashley-family-150x150.jpg 150w, https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/ashley-family-85x85.jpg 85w, https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/ashley-family-360x360.jpg 360w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" data-attachment-id="82" data-permalink="https://gaininggroundministries.org/home/ashley-family/" data-orig-file="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/ashley-family.jpg" data-orig-size="900,600" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="ashley family" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/ashley-family-300x200.jpg" data-large-file="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/ashley-family.jpg" /></div>Don’t let the holiday stress ruin your family memories. Let’s take a look at some simple steps to help you through the holidays. Don’t let the holiday stress ruin your family memories. Let’s take a look at some simple steps to help you through the holidays. Don’t let the holiday stress ruin your family memories. Let’s take a look at some simple steps to help you through the holidays. Steve Ashley clean 9:59 Blended Family Life – What To Do With Unrealistic Expectations https://gaininggroundministries.org/blended-family-life-unrealistic-expectations/ Thu, 17 Nov 2016 02:04:15 +0000 https://gaininggroundministries.org/?p=516 https://gaininggroundministries.org/blended-family-life-unrealistic-expectations/#respond https://gaininggroundministries.org/blended-family-life-unrealistic-expectations/feed/ 0 <div><img width="150" height="150" src="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/11/family-1528237-1279x987-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left;margin:5px 15px 8px 0px" srcset="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/11/family-1528237-1279x987-150x150.jpg 150w, https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/11/family-1528237-1279x987-85x85.jpg 85w, https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/11/family-1528237-1279x987-360x360.jpg 360w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" data-attachment-id="513" data-permalink="https://gaininggroundministries.org/family-1528237-1279x987/" data-orig-file="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/11/family-1528237-1279x987.jpg" data-orig-size="1279,988" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="family-1528237-1279×987" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/11/family-1528237-1279x987-300x232.jpg" data-large-file="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/11/family-1528237-1279x987-1024x791.jpg" /></div>Blended family life can be tough. Let’s talk today about the difficulties that can occur when we go into marriage and merging families with a false sense of reality. Hang...<a href="https://gaininggroundministries.org/blended-family-life-unrealistic-expectations/">continue reading »</a> Blended family life can be tough. Let’s talk today about the difficulties that can occur when we go into marriage and merging families with a false sense of reality. Hang...continue reading » Blended family life can be tough. Let’s talk today about the difficulties that can occur when we go into marriage and merging families with a false sense of reality. Hang...continue reading » Steve Ashley clean 9:59 God is Faithful https://gaininggroundministries.org/god-is-faithful/ Wed, 08 Jun 2016 01:23:39 +0000 https://gaininggroundministries.org/?p=460 https://gaininggroundministries.org/god-is-faithful/#respond https://gaininggroundministries.org/god-is-faithful/feed/ 0 <div><img width="150" height="150" src="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/06/muir-woods-path-1365956-1280x960-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="" style="float:left;margin:5px 15px 8px 0px" srcset="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/06/muir-woods-path-1365956-1280x960-150x150.jpg 150w, https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/06/muir-woods-path-1365956-1280x960-85x85.jpg 85w, https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/06/muir-woods-path-1365956-1280x960-360x360.jpg 360w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" data-attachment-id="461" data-permalink="https://gaininggroundministries.org/god-is-faithful/muir-woods-path-1365956-1280x960/" data-orig-file="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/06/muir-woods-path-1365956-1280x960.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,960" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.8","credit":"","camera":"CYBERSHOT","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1127411847","copyright":"","focal_length":"5","iso":"120","shutter_speed":"0.0333333333333","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Godisfaithful" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/06/muir-woods-path-1365956-1280x960-300x225.jpg" data-large-file="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/06/muir-woods-path-1365956-1280x960-1024x768.jpg" /></div>Sometimes it’s hard to remember that God has a great plan for you when you feel like you are walking through the fire. Here is a bit of encouragement for...<a href="https://gaininggroundministries.org/god-is-faithful/">continue reading »</a> Sometimes it’s hard to remember that God has a great plan for you when you feel like you are walking through the fire. Here is a bit of encouragement for...continue reading » Sometimes it’s hard to remember that God has a great plan for you when you feel like you are walking through the fire. Here is a bit of encouragement for...continue reading » Steve Ashley clean 2:52 Be Strong in the Lord https://gaininggroundministries.org/be-strong-in-the-lord/ Wed, 25 May 2016 22:14:26 +0000 https://gaininggroundministries.org/?p=444 https://gaininggroundministries.org/be-strong-in-the-lord/#respond https://gaininggroundministries.org/be-strong-in-the-lord/feed/ 0 <div><img width="150" height="150" src="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/rock-water-150x150.png" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="Rock Water" style="float:left;margin:5px 15px 8px 0px" srcset="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/rock-water-150x150.png 150w, https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/rock-water-85x85.png 85w, https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/rock-water-360x360.png 360w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" data-attachment-id="447" data-permalink="https://gaininggroundministries.org/be-strong-in-the-lord/rock-water/" data-orig-file="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/rock-water.png" data-orig-size="1074,500" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="rock water" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/rock-water-300x140.png" data-large-file="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/rock-water-1024x477.png" /></div>Blended family life can be tough. Remember that God doesn’t expect us to live this life alone and He definitely doesn’t want us to feel defeated. Our God is so mighty...<a href="https://gaininggroundministries.org/be-strong-in-the-lord/">continue reading »</a> Blended family life can be tough. Remember that God doesn’t expect us to live this life alone and He definitely doesn’t want us to feel defeated. Our God is so mighty...continue reading » Blended family life can be tough. Remember that God doesn’t expect us to live this life alone and He definitely doesn’t want us to feel defeated. Our God is so mighty...continue reading » Steve Ashley clean 1:05 Whole Armor of God https://gaininggroundministries.org/whole-armor-of-god/ Fri, 13 May 2016 18:30:23 +0000 http://dev5.garetii.com/?p=353 https://gaininggroundministries.org/whole-armor-of-god/#respond https://gaininggroundministries.org/whole-armor-of-god/feed/ 0 <div><img width="150" height="150" src="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/knight-in-full-armor-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="knight in full armor" style="float:left;margin:5px 15px 8px 0px" srcset="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/knight-in-full-armor-150x150.jpg 150w, https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/knight-in-full-armor-85x85.jpg 85w, https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/knight-in-full-armor-360x360.jpg 360w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" data-attachment-id="360" data-permalink="https://gaininggroundministries.org/whole-armor-of-god/knight-in-full-armor/" data-orig-file="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/knight-in-full-armor.jpg" data-orig-size="1074,500" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="knight in full armor" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/knight-in-full-armor-300x140.jpg" data-large-file="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/knight-in-full-armor-1024x477.jpg" /></div>Are you tired of fighting without effectiveness and without power? God gives us the tools to fight this battle that each of us are in. Be strong and stand. Are you tired of fighting without effectiveness and without power? God gives us the tools to fight this battle that each of us are in. Be strong and stand. Are you tired of fighting without effectiveness and without power? God gives us the tools to fight this battle that each of us are in. Be strong and stand. Steve Ashley clean 4:34 How Deep the Father’s Love https://gaininggroundministries.org/how-deep-the-fathers-love/ Thu, 12 May 2016 18:28:50 +0000 http://dev5.garetii.com/?p=350 https://gaininggroundministries.org/how-deep-the-fathers-love/#respond https://gaininggroundministries.org/how-deep-the-fathers-love/feed/ 0 <div><img width="150" height="150" src="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/heart-in-the-sky-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="heart in the sky" style="float:left;margin:5px 15px 8px 0px" srcset="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/heart-in-the-sky-150x150.jpg 150w, https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/heart-in-the-sky-85x85.jpg 85w, https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/heart-in-the-sky-360x360.jpg 360w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" data-attachment-id="359" data-permalink="https://gaininggroundministries.org/how-deep-the-fathers-love/heart-in-the-sky/" data-orig-file="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/heart-in-the-sky.jpg" data-orig-size="1074,500" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="heart in the sky" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/heart-in-the-sky-300x140.jpg" data-large-file="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/heart-in-the-sky-1024x477.jpg" /></div>The greatest love story of all time. God’s love is universal. God’s love is unique. God’s love is urgent. God’s love is unending. The greatest love story of all time. God’s love is universal. God’s love is unique. God’s love is urgent. God’s love is unending. The greatest love story of all time. God’s love is universal. God’s love is unique. God’s love is urgent. God’s love is unending. Steve Ashley clean 4:35 Psalm 34: He Hears Us https://gaininggroundministries.org/psalm-34-he-hears-us/ Wed, 11 May 2016 18:27:21 +0000 http://dev5.garetii.com/?p=348 https://gaininggroundministries.org/psalm-34-he-hears-us/#respond https://gaininggroundministries.org/psalm-34-he-hears-us/feed/ 0 <div><img width="150" height="150" src="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/cross-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="cross" style="float:left;margin:5px 15px 8px 0px" srcset="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/cross-150x150.jpg 150w, https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/cross-85x85.jpg 85w, https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/cross-360x360.jpg 360w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" data-attachment-id="358" data-permalink="https://gaininggroundministries.org/psalm-34-he-hears-us/cross/" data-orig-file="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/cross.jpg" data-orig-size="1074,500" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="cross" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/cross-300x140.jpg" data-large-file="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/cross-1024x477.jpg" /></div>Ever feel like your prayers are bouncing off of the ceiling and God doesn’t hear you? Be confident that God is near to those who are brokenhearted, He is our...<a href="https://gaininggroundministries.org/psalm-34-he-hears-us/">continue reading »</a> Ever feel like your prayers are bouncing off of the ceiling and God doesn’t hear you? Be confident that God is near to those who are brokenhearted, He is our...continue reading » Ever feel like your prayers are bouncing off of the ceiling and God doesn’t hear you? Be confident that God is near to those who are brokenhearted, He is our...continue reading » Steve Ashley clean 4:24 What to do when you don’t know what to do. https://gaininggroundministries.org/what-to-do-when-you-dont-know-what-to-do/ Tue, 10 May 2016 18:26:48 +0000 http://dev5.garetii.com/?p=346 https://gaininggroundministries.org/what-to-do-when-you-dont-know-what-to-do/#respond https://gaininggroundministries.org/what-to-do-when-you-dont-know-what-to-do/feed/ 0 <div><img width="150" height="150" src="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/looking-at-the-horizon-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="looking at the horizon" style="float:left;margin:5px 15px 8px 0px" srcset="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/looking-at-the-horizon-150x150.jpg 150w, https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/looking-at-the-horizon-85x85.jpg 85w, https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/looking-at-the-horizon-360x360.jpg 360w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" data-attachment-id="357" data-permalink="https://gaininggroundministries.org/what-to-do-when-you-dont-know-what-to-do/looking-at-the-horizon/" data-orig-file="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/looking-at-the-horizon.jpg" data-orig-size="1074,500" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="looking at the horizon" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/looking-at-the-horizon-300x140.jpg" data-large-file="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/looking-at-the-horizon-1024x477.jpg" /></div>You are tired of fighting and you are at the end of the rope feeling helpless. The enemy has surrounded you and you ask yourself, “what do I do now?”...<a href="https://gaininggroundministries.org/what-to-do-when-you-dont-know-what-to-do/">continue reading »</a> You are tired of fighting and you are at the end of the rope feeling helpless. The enemy has surrounded you and you ask yourself, “what do I do now?”...continue reading » You are tired of fighting and you are at the end of the rope feeling helpless. The enemy has surrounded you and you ask yourself, “what do I do now?”...continue reading » Steve Ashley clean 4:28 Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow https://gaininggroundministries.org/help-for-today-hope-for-tomorrow/ Mon, 09 May 2016 18:14:45 +0000 http://dev5.garetii.com/?p=342 https://gaininggroundministries.org/help-for-today-hope-for-tomorrow/#respond https://gaininggroundministries.org/help-for-today-hope-for-tomorrow/feed/ 0 <div><img width="150" height="150" src="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/helping-hand-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="helping hand" style="float:left;margin:5px 15px 8px 0px" srcset="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/helping-hand-150x150.jpg 150w, https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/helping-hand-85x85.jpg 85w, https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/helping-hand-360x360.jpg 360w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" data-attachment-id="356" data-permalink="https://gaininggroundministries.org/whole-armor-of-god/helping-hand/" data-orig-file="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/helping-hand.jpg" data-orig-size="1074,500" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="helping hand" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/helping-hand-300x140.jpg" data-large-file="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2016/05/helping-hand-1024x477.jpg" /></div>Are you afraid or lonely? Do you feel as if the world is crashing in on you? Take courage and let God be your help and your hope as He...<a href="https://gaininggroundministries.org/help-for-today-hope-for-tomorrow/">continue reading »</a> Are you afraid or lonely? Do you feel as if the world is crashing in on you? Take courage and let God be your help and your hope as He...continue reading » Are you afraid or lonely? Do you feel as if the world is crashing in on you? Take courage and let God be your help and your hope as He...continue reading » Steve Ashley clean 4:44 Rise Up, Let Us Be Going https://gaininggroundministries.org/rise-up-let-us-be-going/ Sun, 29 May 2011 16:05:51 +0000 http://dev5.garetii.com/?p=326 https://gaininggroundministries.org/rise-up-let-us-be-going/#respond https://gaininggroundministries.org/rise-up-let-us-be-going/feed/ 0 <div><img width="150" height="150" src="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2011/05/hot-air-balloons-taking-off-150x150.jpg" class="attachment-thumbnail size-thumbnail wp-post-image" alt="hot air balloons taking off" style="float:left;margin:5px 15px 8px 0px" srcset="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2011/05/hot-air-balloons-taking-off-150x150.jpg 150w, https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2011/05/hot-air-balloons-taking-off-85x85.jpg 85w, https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2011/05/hot-air-balloons-taking-off-360x360.jpg 360w" sizes="(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px" data-attachment-id="361" data-permalink="https://gaininggroundministries.org/rise-up-let-us-be-going/hot-air-balloons-taking-off/" data-orig-file="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2011/05/hot-air-balloons-taking-off.jpg" data-orig-size="1074,500" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="hot air balloons taking off" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2011/05/hot-air-balloons-taking-off-300x140.jpg" data-large-file="https://gaininggroundministries.org/files/media/2011/05/hot-air-balloons-taking-off-1024x477.jpg" /></div>Have you ever failed God so many times that you didn’t even know what to say to Him or to anybody else? In Mark 14 we find 3 disciples of...<a href="https://gaininggroundministries.org/rise-up-let-us-be-going/">continue reading »</a> Have you ever failed God so many times that you didn’t even know what to say to Him or to anybody else? In Mark 14 we find 3 disciples of...continue reading » Have you ever failed God so many times that you didn’t even know what to say to Him or to anybody else? In Mark 14 we find 3 disciples of...continue reading » Steve Ashley clean 28:19