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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!

How Now Should We Respond?

 

FamilyLife Today Responds to Marriage Ruling"The Defense of Marriage Act, the law barring the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages legalized by the states, is unconstitutional, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday by a 5-4 vote." Huffington Post

 

  • What does it mean?
  • How did this happen?
  • How should we process this loss, and where was God in this defeat?

 

Those were the questions Dennis Rainey presented in a special preemptive "FamilyLife Today" broadcast on Thursday (6/27), following the Court's ruling.  As Dennis further stated, "We may start with anger, but we must move beyond anger and sadness and back to a full confidence in ...

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A Risk of Faith

The elderly missionary woman who returns to the mission field overseas as a widow.

The young married couple heading off to a third world country because they feel called.

The neighbor who walks across the street to share the hope of Christ with a non-believing family facing a heartbreaking tragedy.

All three realities require a "risk of faith" as Anne Graham Lotz refers to it.  Having returned recently from a tour of the Hold Land, Anne shares in her report about one of  the most moving experiences of her time.

While in a boat in the Sea of Galilee, they ...

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Trivia: "Songs of Summer" (Probably Part 1)

Summer musicName the tune within which rest these iconic lyrics--and bonus for naming artist who made the tune famous :-)!

1-Back of my neck gettin' dirty and gritty.

2-The livin' is easy, fish are jumpin', and the cotton is high.

3-Blowin' through the jasmine of my mind.

4-Like painted kites those days and nites went flyin' by ... the world was new beneath a blue umbrella sky.

5-End of the spring and here she comes back--hi, hi, hi there.

6-Those days of soda and pretzels and beer.

7-Tell me more, tell me more.

8-T-shirts, cut-offs and a pair of thongs.

9-Orange popsicles and ...

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How's Your Prayer Life?

how's your prayer life?Do you find that your life is so busy that you don't have time to spend in prayer as you would like?

Elizabeth George from "A Woman after God's Own Heart" understands all the demands that we busy women face, but encourages us that we need to develop our prayer life!  We need that time with God! 

To begin, she says to "Just do it!"  Don't wait for that "perfect" time for prayer.  Just begin talking to God - as you are washing dishes, doing laundry, taking a break at work.

Just come to Him, talk to Him ...

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BreakPoint® Responds to Marriage Rulings

Well, we've seen the news and listened to the talking heads, but what exactly do the Supreme Court's rulings mean for marriage?  In today's BreakPoint® commentary, Eric Metaxas says that while these decisions are disappointing, there is a way forward and offers some "next steps" for listeners:

- Take Heart. Explain to others that the marriage debate is alive and well, especially at the state level.

- Talk to your pastor, and link him to pastoral resources provided at this designated landing page at breakpoint.org.  He'll probably be saying something about the decisions this Sunday.

- Glance over ...

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No Fear of Heights, Love of a Father

 

Take 5

1.  WALLENDA AT THE RIM

...  simply amazing.


2.  BOOKS OF THE BIBLE
...  well, and just a little more.


3.  TAKING A CALL
  
just like mom and dad!


4.  HOW NOT TO BE ALONE
… food for thought from the NY Times.  (Thanks, Phil Brazell, for the tip.)



5.  A LETTER FROM DAD
...  in case you missed from Focus on the Family.  Powerful.


Quote of the Week:


 

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Peggy Campbell
Ambassador Advertising Agency: We Connect. Ministry and Media.

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