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With 50 years of experience, we "get" that things are always changing! That's why we've dedicated a section of our website to provide the very latest information about the speakers and ministries we serve--and about us, too. Come take a look at "what's new"--or use the sidebar options to take a deeper look at areas of particular interest. In case you wonder what we think, we've dedicated a space for commentary (including guest posts). And take a look at who's been to Ambassador lately in our own version of the Greenroom!

Joni and Friends®— Standing Tall

GracieThere is a wonderful blog post on the Joni and Friends® webpage, detailing the story of Gracie Rosenberg and how the tragedy of losing her legs in a car accident turned into "Standing with Hope", a ministry aimed at providing prosthetic legs to amputees in developing countries.

What an amazing picture this paints in my mind. Imagine, after years of distress and hardship close to the cold, hard earth, to suddenly be able to stand tall and walk again.

I was 18 months old when I received my first prosthetic arm. It was the "crawler model" so I wouldn't ...

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Traditions

Don't you just love the Fall?  I think it's my favorite time of year!  PumpkinsSome of my fondest memories with my family are centered around activities we did every Fall - driving out to the apple farms to go apple picking, and visits to the pumpkin patch to try to find the biggest pumpkin we could!  

Emilie Barnes says that the memories and lessons that come from family traditions are important to children.  It's the reinforcement of love to one another, and creating of values that they can pass down to their own families some day.  

She feels ...

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Doing The Right Thing

Doing the Right ThingI don't know about you, but in our present culture, it's not always easy to know what "doing the right thing" is!

Francis Schaeffer once said Americans have to learn to act like missionaries in their own culture.  If you're a missionary, you learn the language of the people in the mission field.  Many of us spend most of our time in church at Bible study but never figure out how to relate what we learn to the culture, or to even understand the culture in the first place.  Well, this new series from Chuck Colson and ...

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Taking the Next Step

Did you see Courageous this past weekend? 

After hearing "FamilyLife Today's" interview with Alex and Stephen Kendrick (the movie's producers), my husband and I were eager to give it our support.  We weren't alone.  USA Today reported that Courageous grossed $8.8 million in its opening weekend at the box office, taking fifth place!  That's an incredible showing for a faith-based movie (although you and I know, not impossible). 

Taking Next StepIf you haven't yet seen it, I'd encourage you to do that soon ... and take your spouse with you.  Not only does it challenge men ...

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Refreshment in the Desert

10-yearIndeed, the LORD will comfort Zion; He will comfort all her waste places.  And her wilderness He will make like Eden, And her desert like the garden of the LORD; Joy and gladness will be found in her, Thanksgiving and sound of a melody. (Isaiah 51:3)

With hopefully no offense to our many friends from Texas, a recent trek to Austin reminded me of the juxtaposition of a Southern California coastal landscape to that of the Lone Star State's vast prairies.  Even though it was officially Fall, during my visit the weather remained at the 100 degree mark ...

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The Lord is my Shepherd

Max Lucado Recently I've been thinking a lot about the 23rd Psalm. Yeah, the famous one from David that starts off by saying, "The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want." What exactly did David mean? I turned to Max's book, Travelling Light, to gain some insight but I didn't expect this question:

"Are you in prison? You are if you feel better when you have more and worse when you have less. You are if joy is one delivery away, one transfer away, one award away, or one makeover away. If your happiness comes from something ...

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