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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!

"Face to face"

Face to face Mercy Ships®Before there was "Video Calling" on Facebook, "FaceTime" on iOS devices, and even video conferencing on Skype, people engaged in "face to face." This is exactly how the volunteer team on the Africa Mercy, now docked in Sierra Leone, share Christ's love!

Healing the sick and encouraging the broken hearted, the crew of Mercy Ships® daily lovingly interact on a "face to face" basis with thousands of people. Performing life changing surgeries and encouraging men, women and children, they tirelessly love those they have been entrusted with. They don't just stop there - they regularly give their own blood ...

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Commitment to Marriage on the Rise

With all that's been reported in the news recently regarding marriage, a new chart from Heritage's FamilyFacts.org bears some good news.

Recent marriages are lasting longer.  Commitment to marriage steadily declined from 1960 to the early 1980s, but as the chart highlights, this pattern is starting to reverse.

Nearly 75 percent of the women who married for the first time in the early 1990s reached their 10th wedding anniversaries.  This is a three-percentage-point increase compared to women who married in the early 1980s.

Despite what the media would have you believe, these numbers are promising for ...

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It's Vacation Time!

Are you looking forward to taking a vacation this summer? Or maybeJULYKISBLOG you're planning a "staycation" this year, a respite in the comfort of your own home? 

The idea of a vacation is to relax and get away from the norm.  But, if you're not careful it can easily become exhausting and stressful - even if staying home. 

Whether you decide to head out on the road, or choose to relax at home, make sure you take Emilie Barnes' recommendation to "KEEP IT SIMPLE!" 

For a "staycation" Emilie suggests jotting down a few local places you might like to ...

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Finding Joy and Overcoming Doubt

As I considered these subjects coming up on "Grace to You®" in July, a close friend immediately came to mind.  She recently received some devastating news that has turned her world upside down.  And unfortunately, because of that news, she's now questioning God's Word and promises. 

So how does my friend, or any believer, find joy in the midst of a trial?  And how does one overcome doubts about God?  Thankfully, John MacArthur provides answers to these questions this month.  First, in his study from Philippians he outlines the road to profound, abiding contentment, in spite of ...

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BRITAIN'S INVADERS

trivia question

1)  Yo, Mr. Law!

2)  Sunny Submersible

3)  Difficult Sunrise to Sunset Nocturnal

4)  Ducat to Move Along

5)  Not Possible to Purchase Affection for Me

6)  Assistance!

7)  My Desire: To Entwine Appendage

8)  The Only Thing Necessary Is Amore

9)  Greetings, Farewell

10) Madam Ciccone

BONUS:  Charlie Brown's Gal in the Heavenlies with Sparklers

Need help? Ask Peggy!

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Freedom in Christ

For most of us, July 4th means a day of family picnics, neighborhood block parties with children laughing and playing, culminating with fireworks lighting up the night sky.  But more than this, it's greater significance is a celebration of independence.

In a special program for this holiday, Elizabeth George reminds us that we celebrate religious freedom--freedom from tyranny and oppression.

As a mom, I'm grateful for this freedom . . . to pray openly with my family, to read the Bible without fear, to take a stand for my faith with friends and neighbors.  The Bible states that "Christ set ...

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