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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!

Time with God

Max Lucado"Let God be enough! He knows your needs. Seek Him! He will give you everything you need!" - Max Lucado

This last winter break, Carolyn and I had a wonderful time with our families. We enjoyed the deep sense of security and comfort that only comes from being around loved ones. There was need to 'do' anything. We were able to simply 'be ourselves.' It was amazing! Thankfully, I also have this type of relationship with God. I love sitting down on the couch with my Bible and enjoying a deep conversation with Him.

There are times, however, when I find ...

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Smiling about dental work!

Dental Care Mercy Ships®Just a couple of years ago, I walked out of the dentist's office with a significantly lighter wallet. Unfortunately, yesterday I found myself in the same situation! I needed to get more dental work done.

Initially, I was extremely frustrated and annoyed. I thought I had taken good care of my teeth - why did I have to spend so much time and money (not to mention the stress and nerves) on my teeth again? It took some time, ice cream and some movies, but it struck me that I am an extraordinarily fortunate person!

Let me explain. Not only ...

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Miracle Baby

Sleeping BabyI love how God works! On Friday, January 20, 2012, this year's Sanctity of Human Life Sunday was kick-started with a breathtaking story that was covered by news outlets across the world - the discharging of Melinda Star Guido from the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.

Nicknamed "California's Tiniest Miracle Baby," Melinda was born a tiny preemie of 24 weeks and weighed in at just 9.5 ounces. Thankfully, after more than 16 weeks in neonatal ICU, she was a healthier 4.5 pounds when released from the hospital. The Telegraph found this story so amazing that they titled ...

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How do You Parent?

graceI wish kids were like play-dough .I wish you could just mush them in a mold and have them turn out just the way you want … but if you are a parent you know that isn’t how it works.  In fact it doesn’t work in the way 4+5 =9 works.  The longer I parent, the more I am convinced it’s more art than science.

 

We had staff devotions this week and our guest speaker happens to be pregnant.  She is due in the beginning of April and already the she’s worried about “raising” her new ...

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Family Fact: Parents' Greatest Present Is Their Presence

If you want to bring a smile to your child's face, the best gift you can give is your presence.  Just "showing up" has far-reaching and long-term benefits for a child's well-being.

New information from Heritage's FamilyFacts.org reports that children whose parents are present at key times in the day-when they wake up, go to school, and return home from school-are less likely to experience emotional distress.  Likewise, those whose parents are more involved and responsive tend to have higher self-esteem and to be less susceptible to negative peer pressure.

Important issues affecting families is shared ...

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Trivia: "Farm Country (you might say)"

Del MonteCan you name the ten??


1).   Lovely CA seaside town renown for horse racing and Hollywood.

2).   Iconic resort near in San Diego.

3).   Truth Project guru.

4).   Mex fast food favorite.

5).   Purveyor of canned foods.

6).   Texas border town.

7).   "Runaway" [Mark--this one's for you!].

8).   Ultimate adult living destination.

9).   Honda model (1990s).

10).  Social bookmarking site.

Check your answers with Peggy Campbell!

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