About Ascent to Grace Ministry

About Ascent to Grace Ministry

…dear ones, rejoice as you grow in faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Be encouraged, for God’s great peace and love are with you. 2 Corinthians 13:11 (paraphrase)   … encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone … encourage one another with...

For Five Hundred Dollars…

Several years ago, I was at a Christian Writer’s Conference. One afternoon, the conference director offered an opportunity for attendees to relate any stories of how God had been working in their lives. Kay Marshall Strom took her turn and told this wonderful story....

On a Stormy Night

On a Stormy Night Once a kind-hearted man, wise but poor, lived in a tiny hut.  One rainy night he had just returned from a hard day’s work and was warming himself near the fire on which he had cooked his humble supper. Suddenly there came a knock at the door. A...

Thomas Merton

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end.   Nor do I really know myself,          and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.  ...

St. Augustine

Almighty Father, and so fill us with your love, that by forsaking all evil desires we may embrace you, our only good.   Show unto us for your mercies’ sake, O Lord our God, what you are unto us.   Say unto our souls, ‘I am your salvation,’ speaking that we...