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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!

Cultivating a Contented Heart

When it comes to being content in life, we can learn a lot from our dogs.  All a dog needs to make them happy are the basic necessities: food, water, shelter, companionship, and sleep (which our dog does a lot!)  Oh, and a daily walk would be great, too!

Why is it, then, that we humans struggle so much with contentment or ungratefulness?  Sometimes getting what we want isn't enough to make us content.  That's because, no matter what we have, there's always that unattainable something that's just out of our reach.

This month on "Revive ...

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Making Poverty Personal during Thanksgiving

Are you looking for ways to truly encourage thankful hearts during this Thanksgiving season?  Start with making the reality of poverty "personal" with these ideas from Compassion International:

Live 58Live 58 Features

Isaiah 58 says:  Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:  to loose the chains of injustice--to set the oppressed free! to share your food with the hungry and provide the poor wanderer with shelter?  "Speak Up With Compassion®" is focusing on how we can be a part of ending extreme poverty in our liftetime.  Live58.org is Compassion's global connection point--a place to gather to ...

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Look Back: Make Your "Beyond the Call" List for 2011

Recently I accidentally wrote "2012" instead of "2011".  Oops!  I may have gotten ahead of myself, but I suppose it's not too early to start thinking about the coming year.  HCJB Global is clearly thinking ahead, for they've already posted their "2011 highlights."  Take a look at how they've gone "Beyond the Call" this year!

HCJB Global's Year in ReviewIn 2011, HCJB Global . . .

  • Made it possible for millions to hear the gospel via broadcasts from nearly 400 partner stations in about 100 countries.

  • Accelerated the use of new media with a focus on millennials but attracting users of all ages; averaged ...
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A Life Opposite of "Sideism"-- Billy Graham

The latest installment in the Kaiser Permanente creative ad campaign called "Thrive" is a radio ad called "On the Sideism." 

The premise of the ad is a mantra of moderation - living a healthy life today by ordering your condiments "on the side " - salad dressings on the side, mayonnaise on the side of your turkey sandwich, etc. 

While "sideism" may work for a healthy life, this month marks the 93rd birthday of a man who has lived out the opposite.  Billy Graham's birthday is next Monday and on that day, the world marks a life in which God has ...

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Patty MeltAre you ready to try your hand at this week's trivia?

1)  Kidnapped heiress       

2)  Charlie's buddy

3)  Rebellious Presidential daughter

4)  Oscar-winning actress and mom of Tolkien hero

5)  Harrison's honey

6)  "We Shall Behold Him"

7)  Peron Persona

8)  A Rolling Stone

9)  Lunch order

10) Mr. Ingram's duet partner

When you're ready, send an email to Peggy with your best guesses!

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Can You Help Me?

That's a question we've all been asked at one time or another.  But how many times has our answer been "Yes!"?   The frequency usually depends on the availability of our time and resources, right?

Fortunately, because of faithful partners like you, FamilyLife can consistently provide people--young and old, married and single, new believers and seasoned saints--with the resources and tools they need.  In fact, in November on "FamilyLife Today," Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine bring listeners some help and hope in these specific areas:
  • Answering questions about God
  • Dealing with a wayward child
  • Addressing new parenthood anxiety
  • Battling ...
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