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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!

Merry Christmas!

It's hard to believeKeep It Simple Christmas 2011 that another year has gone by and Christmas is almost here again!          The shopping, the decorating, the parties . . . and, the holiday stress!   

Christmas doesn't have to be a stress-filled time.  Emilie Barnes says that if you plan ahead and organize your time you will enjoy the season more. 

Start by taking a calendar and marking off days for activities like decorating, baking, and entertaining.  This helps you to see if you're over-planning, which can be a big part of holiday stress. 

To make shopping easier, Emilie suggests shopping online, buying gift cards, or ...

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Trivia: "EITHER WAY"

Cupcake LadyThis week's testy trivia may have best been served in long lines on Black Friday.  Your assignment is to deliver not one but two words per each set of clues.  We've given you the forward/reverse of #1 to get you started!

1)  Meal's end / Anxious     DESSERT / STRESSED

2)  Usually in the back / Bellfry occupants

3)  Bambi / Marsh thriver

4)  Sports group / Red or white

5)  Clock's job / Send out

6)  Tiger's walk / Whack

7)  Humdrum / Shakespeare

8)  Disney transport / K

9)  Fly / Astronaut Juice

10) Halt / Crock or Flower

When you've had enough ...

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Making Christmas More Meaningful

Almost everyone faces worries at Christmas.  Parents might worry that their kids are too materialistic.  Widows may be spending their first season alone.  Singles might long for the Christmas they once imagined.

Nancy Leigh DeMoss addresses these concerns on upcoming "Revive Our Hearts" programs along with encouraging your listeners to be intentional about enjoying Christmas rather than getting caught up in the busyness that comes with this season.

With practical help, Nancy will encourage listeners to approach the holidays purposefully, creating meaningful traditions.

Nancy also shares a special series on "The Heart of Hospitality" teaching us how to make hospitality ...

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Recognizing Your "Beyond the Call" Moment

Is it easier or harder to go "beyond the call" during the Christmas season?

Listeners of HCJB Global's 1:00 program, "Beyond the Call", will be hearing many inspirational stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.  In each feature, the story focuses on an individual who recognizes their "beyond the call" moment.  It's exactly the kind of reminder we need during this season as we encourage a spirit of giving.

As you prepare to inspire others to embrace this season of giving, take note of one example I found from HCJB Global.  You'll find in this story ...

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Building "Togetherness" This Season

"... one thing we have learned over the years is that the best holidays are the ones when we're able to look back and say, 'I'm so glad we did all that together.'"
--Dennis and Barbara Rainey


This past Thanksgiving, my husband and I drove to New England to be with his family.  It's our new tradition since our move to the East Coast four years ago.  Prior to that, we spent most of the holidays with my family in California.  Admittedly, having families on opposite coasts has created some challenges during our marriage--especially between Thanksgiving and New ...

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A Special Thankgiving Letter from Brad Mattes

Brad MattesOnce a year, a grateful nation celebrates Thanksgiving. In addition to the turkey, ham and pumpkin pie that I'm sure we'll all enjoy this year, I wanted to share with you some things that I'm thankful for!

First (and foremost on my mind), I'm extremely grateful for the successful surgery on my heart this July. The procedure was foremost on my mind because it focused my attention on what I'm most thankful for-eternal life with Jesus.  Because of Him I went into that surgery at total peace, knowing if things took a turn for the ...

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