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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!

God Loves Little Children!

Our church's living nativity was different this year - I've watched the scene play out many times throughout the years . . . Mary and Joseph and baby Jesus in the manger, the angels and the wise men. 

I'm always in awe as I witness the reenactment of the humble scene of Jesus' birth. But this year, my heart was also moved by a reminder of something else. 

As Anne Graham Lotz shares in a devotional Bible Study on the ministry web site, 

"Christmas is a celebration of God's gift of Jesus to you and me.  The living Word became ...

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BreakPoint® This Week: Digging Deeper Into Christian Worldview

LightOut of a desire to provide fresh programming to your audience that provides timely content while helping listeners contend for a Christian worldview, we're pleased to announce that "BreakPoint® This Week" will transform into an interview-based format featuring Chuck Colson along with John Stonestreet, engaging with authors and worldview thinkers.

Here's a sampling of upcoming topics and guests:

December 17/18 & 24/25 - Sacred Christmas

December 31/January 1 - Doing the Right Thing

  • Guest: Mark Steyn, Syndicated Columnist and Author

January 7/8 - Doing the Right Thing

  • Guest: Jack ...
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A Season of Giving

Amidst the bustle of shopping for gifts, baking cookies, and wrapping presents, many Americans will celebrate this holiday season at places of worship, expressing their thanks for the blessings of another year.

New information from FamilyFacts.org confirms that individuals who frequently attend religious services are more likely to donate to charities, often making larger donations, and more likely to volunteer.

In fact, volunteerism among those who attend religious services at least once a week tends to exceed even the national average. Those regularly seated in pews are also more likely to perform informal acts of compassion, like giving blood ...

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Joni and Friends®— Merry Christmas!

Mike and JoniJoni and her traveling team had a wonderful four days in Dallas recently - a jam packed whirl of ministry activity, speaking, visiting radio partners and impacting college students at Dallas Theological Seminary and Dallas Baptist University.

Joni was especially drawn to these energetic college students and they were likewise completely drawn to her! Here's a heartwarming story of students who prayed with Joni for immediate healing and another about a long time Family Retreat volunteer who's now pursuing a degree in Special Education.  

Additionally, Joni was able to interview with Mike Tirone, General Manager of KCBI Radio in ...

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God is near!

Max Lucado"God had come near.

He came, not as a flash of light or as an unapproachable conqueror, but as one whose first cries were heard by a peasant girl and a sleepy carpenter. The hands that first held him were unmanicured, calloused, and dirty.

No silk. No ivory. No hype. No party. No hoopla.

Were it not for the shepherds, there would have been no reception. And were it not for a group of stargazers, there would have been no gifts."

(Max Lucado - "It Began In a Manger")

God broke into this world in a way that no one expected ...

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A Woman After God’s Own Heart®— Merry Christmas!

Merry ChristmasThe parking lots have doubled in traffic, the canned music has changed genres, stores are having blowout sales, there's the smell of pine needles wherever you go and out of town family is threatening to come visit.

It must be Christmastime!

Already, the time has come to shop, wrap, decorate, bake and enjoy this fun- filled and often super busy season - all while remembering that bright star in the night sky, the little baby in the manger and the most precious gift the Lord could ever send to us.

As you finalize your Christmas schedule, be sure to include ...

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