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For this month--here's what we posted to our News & Insights section!

A Father's Legacy

A hero to many is legendary Coach John Wooden who passed away earlier this month at the age of 99.  Coach Wooden was more than a coach teaching the game of basketball; he was intent on raising well-rounded men and was like a father to many of his players, long after their basketball careers ended.

My own Dad was a huge Wooden fan and while we lived in Arizona (faithful Pac-10 members!), UCLA always had a good name in our home because of Wooden's example.  I'm thankful that my Dad is one of my heroes as he also ...

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Parenting isn't for the faint of heart

I was preaching this past Sunday morning during our first service at Trabuco Canyon Community Church, and as I'm sharing timeless truth from sacred Scripture I hear a kid talking in the back of the church...15 pews away. Now, I know I should be patient, especially with 4 year olds, but how many times to I need to tell this kid to be quiet during service? It's not the first time.

You would think he'd have enough sense to whisper, but no. Eventually his mother got him to stop.  It's a good thing too, because ...

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Share A Thought About Your Dad

Father's Day


'Tis the season.  No, not that one ... although most of us might feel as busy now as we do at Christmas.  Let's see -- graduations, bridal showers, weddings, summer vacation plans ... oh yes, and Father's Day!  We asked the Ambassador team to share a thought about their dads at our website -- we'd love to have your input too!  And ... if you happen to be a dad -- hope your Sunday is as special as your family thinks you are!  Blessings!

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Defining Moments

BaseballDefining moments show up with no announcement.  Unexpectedly receiving an opportunity, some people are pulled into a position of influence and distinction. On rare occasions, those moments are grasped in such a way that ripples are sent through history, impacting culture in ways that simply cannot be planned. That's exactly what happened last week.

Chuck Colson explains this incredible moment, found in the setting of "America's Favorite Pastime" :

As most of the world knows by now, Armando Galarraga of the Detroit Tigers was one out away from throwing the 21st perfect game in Major League Baseball history. With ...

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Joni and Friends® - Are You Ready?

Joni at BiolaLast weekend, when Joni addressed the graduating students at Biola University, my own Alma Mater, she started with, "Are you ready?"

There's a loaded question.  Ready to graduate?  Ready to venture into a whole new world?  Ready to serve Christ like never before?  Ready to never have a summer vacation again?

The question hit me hard.  Am I ready?  My first reaction was to ask, "For what?" - then I realized, that's the point.  It brought to light the fact that I've been searching for something for awhile.  There have been many changes to life this past year ...

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Some things simply must not be convenient

Vending MachinesVending machines are convenient.  They provide you with the soda and chips you've been craving all day.  They now also dispense DVD's, fresh flower bouquets, and even a pre-heated kosher hot dog! It's incredible! They are open 24/7 and are there to help you in case you get hungry or bored (or both!) at three in the morning.

Unfortunately, I recently learned of some some vending machines that aren't as friendly.  Brad Mattes, host of the daily 1:00 Life Issues®, shared that there are vending machines in Iowa that dispense the chemical abortion RU ...

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