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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!

The Joy of Christmas

We had our Sunday School Christmas gathering this past weekend and as I looked around the room of single women - some widowed, some divorced, some never married,  I was reminded how much in our lives seems "missing."

And yet, as our pastor read from Luke and we prayed together, giving thanks for the greatest gift we've ever been given, I was reminded how very much we have . . . in Christ.

And that is why Billy Graham's message Don't Miss Christmas, really ministers to my heart.

In this message (available on the ministry web site), Mr. Graham notes that ...

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Take 5 for Compassion

Take 5 with CompassionIt's time for another edition of "Take 5 for Compassion" -- perfect timing for those in need of a little break from the Christmas hustle and bustle.

It's always time to speak up for children, and the Christmas season only highlights that reality as we think on one very special child who demonstrated His compassion for us! 

So here's your invitation to see what's new, what's coming up and what's inspiring in the world of child advocacy from Compassion International. 

1)  MISSIONS IN ACTION.  An outsider's look at what Compassion is doing in the ...

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A Crowning Achievement

Sanctity of Life Sunday 2012 - A Crowning Achievement - Brad Mattes

For Sanctity of Life Sunday 2012, we are excited to share with you a brand new radio special from Brad Mattes, speaker on Life Issues®. I'm confident that this heartwarming program will lift your spirits and encourage your heart!

"A Crowing Achievement"

Let me introduce you to Drew Anderson and Toni Alten-Crowe, two
students who have Down syndrome.Drew Anderson and Toni Alten-Crowe

In this special you will hear the story of these two most beloved students and why the students at Loveland High School in Cincinnati, OH voted Drew and Toni to be the prom king and queen!

Unfortunately, not all children with ...

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It's not to early to think about next year

The Bible in 90I am undisciplined.”

I don’t really have time for that.”

I’m under grace, not the Law

There is no commandment that says “thou must have ½ an hour of devotions each day.”

It has only been in the last few hundred years that common Christians have even had access to the Bible.”

 

 

 

I already can hear the objections and it isn’t even the New Year yet.   The topic of personal devotions is a minefield.

 

As someone who works two jobs and has a young family, I recognize time is at a premium.  I realize the tyranny of the ...

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Trivia: "12 Merry Tunes"

  • Tuesday, December 13, 2011
  • Peggy Campbell
  • Just 4 Fun!

We Three KingsWhat's the real title of each of these re-formulated Christmas tunes?

1. Diminutive percussionist lad.

2. Sir Lancelot with laryngitis.

3. A B C D E F G H I J K M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z.

4. 288 yuletide hours.

5. Leave, and do an elevated broadcast.

6. Wanted in December: Top Forward Incisors

7. The apartment of two psychiatrists.

8. Frozen precipitation commence!

9. Take for your own a small yet happy yuletide.

10. Us ... an Eastern monarchial triad.

11. Do you perceive the same longitudinal pressure which ...

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A Season of Giving

Amidst the bustle of shopping for gifts, baking cookies, and wrapping presents, many Americans will celebrate this holiday season at places of worship, expressing their thanks for the blessings of another year.

New information from FamilyFacts.org confirms that individuals who frequently attend religious services are more likely to donate to charities, often making larger donations, and more likely to volunteer.

In fact, volunteerism among those who attend religious services at least once a week tends to exceed even the national average. Those regularly seated in pews are also more likely to perform informal acts of compassion, like giving blood ...

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