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From "She Sells Seashells" to "Fishers of Men"

seashells-pacific-revival-outside-the-wallsWhat's the first thing you picture when you hear "summer in Southern California"?  For me, it's sand and sun, friends and family, hot dogs and iced tea.

Those things indeed surfaced this summer, but most of us on the West Coast focused more on fans and AC, popsicles and ice cream, cold showers and ice packs.  It was a very hot summer (and that's coming from someone who grew up in the Arizona desert!).

I moved to SoCal five years ago, mostly for college and career ... but living by the beach was certainly a welcomed bonus!  And ...

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Believing in Absolute Truth

Jim Garlow, speaker for "The Garlow Perspective," is a Pastor and strong advocate for religious liberty.  I thought that Jim's perspective was expressed well on this program that originally aired on October 16th--hear what he said:

The fact is . . . no nation can exist without a fundamental belief in absolute truth! It's absolutely imperative that we believe in absolute truth--biblical truth.

Judges 17:6 says: "Every man did that which was right in his own eyes." . . . referring to the behavioral and moral fiber of the people being addressed.

It's the same "non-belief" in absolute truth that ...

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Who Determines Right and Wrong?

It's always a treat when one of our ministry partners comes to town and we have the opportunity to see them speak in person.  Even better is when they come to speak at your own church!  This was the case for me last weekend when BreakPoint® host and friend John Stonestreet served as our guest speaker at Saddleback Church this past weekend.

John was asked to be part of an apologetics lecture series tackling the "Great Questions of Life," addressing areas of origin, purpose, death, and authority.  In John's message, he noted why these great questions really matter ...

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What Your Listeners Get on Janet Mefferd Today


Monday is here.  A new week, a refreshed vision for life and work.  The morning sped by and the lunch crowd is gathering in the kitchen.  Approaching the dining area, you hear excited chattering, fridge door revolving, microwave beeping, toaster toasting.  Enter the lunch room and you see a group of Ambassador employees sharing family stories, new recipes, church sermons, and viral videos.

This is actually the case not only Monday, but most weekdays in our office.  And our conversations inevitably turn to current events, religious freedom, and the day's news.  We dissect stories together, ask questions, and share ...

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October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

There's a guy at church named Scott who says I'm his girlfriend.

The reality is I'm just one of the many he refers to as his girlfriend.

Scott is special for a lot of reasons - he's quick to smile, likes everyone and is always eager to help.   Scott is near and dear to the hearts of many  . . . including mine.  Scott is 17 year olds and has Down syndrome.

Just as the other children in our church whom I've watched grow up, Scott has a special place in my heart.  He's taught me many things ...

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God's Promise

God's PromisesPsalm 32:8 is one of my favorite psalms!  "I will instruct you says the Lord God and teach you in the way you should go.  I will guide you with my eye."  It brings me great comfort to know God is directing me in His will, if I will listen!  Do you need this promise today about something going on in your life?

On "A Woman after God's Own Heart" this month, Elizabeth George, has many encouraging programs addressing different situations you may be facing -- (10/19) New Habits; (10/23) Making it Through the Dark; (10/28 ...

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