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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!

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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BreakPoint®: Teaching a Christian Worldview

Chuck Colson Speaking"The reason I devote so much of my life to teaching worldview is simply this: If we're ever to win back the culture, we Christians must learn to engage in intelligent, reasoned, winsome conversations about how the Bible informs all of life." - Chuck Colson

For the past 20 years, BreakPoint® has been bringing listeners up to speed on cultural, political, and religious issues from a uniquely Christian worldview perspective.

But for some time now, Chuck has had a desire to bring your audience more, to have more time in a program to dig deeper into the issues that matter ...

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Joni and Friends®— Whirlwind into 2012!

Welcome to 2012! And what a better way to ring in the New Year than with good news. Joni received the fantastic news of a clear PET scan and we are thanking and praising the Lord for her positive progression in her health journey.

Keeping that joyous feeling alive, take a look at Joni taking a ride on the wild side while at Disney's California Adventure park with Ken and her sister Kathy. Talk about a whirlwind!

Joni SpeakingCan you believe that NRB is next month? Make sure that you schedule in the Joni and Friends® Hymn Sing Monday Feb ...

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