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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!

Fathers Matter!

"Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad." - Anne Geddes

My dad is 81 now and I'm so grateful for his presence and positive influence in my life and in the lives of my children.  He called me the other day just to check-in and while our conversation was brief, it left a major impression on me, mostly causing me to pause and thank God for the gift of my dad. 

While our society tends to treat fathers as unnecessary, it's apparent that a father's presence is critical to raising ...

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The Most Important Job

Most of us have many "jobs" on a daily basis -- while we have job descriptions, our roles in the work place morph as our vocation and industry evolves.    

Today, Brad Mattes is Executive Director and cofounder of Life Issues® Institute, he is an Emmy award winning host and executive producer of a weekly, pro-life television program, he also hosts "Life Issues®," the daily radio commentary on abortion and related issues and he's a frequent international speaker and lecturer on abortion while he works with other countries to establish a pro-life education and counseling presence.  

Which of the above would ...

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Do You See What I See?

Rorshach TestI've always been amused by the Rorschach test.  Even though I've never taken one, the images are very recognizable.  They have that eerie symmetry and hint (to me) of a rib cage or ghostly figure.  (I suppose that says something about me!)  They remind me of a kindergarten project where you spill paint on a page and then fold it in half to create a unique piece of art.

Whether or not interpreting these pictures does anyone any good, I'll leave for others to prove.  But there's no doubt we all "see" things which may or ...

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Brave Men Needed!

One of Dennis Rainey's favorite quotes is this one from Billy Graham:

"Courage is contagious.  When one brave man takes a stand,
the spines of others are stiffened." 


With the troubling news reports lately, it's easy to agree with Dennis that if there's ever been a time when brave men are needed, it's certainly now!  That's the purpose behind FamilyLife's new Stepping Up video series.  It's designed to help men understand biblical manhood and how they can stand up and be godly, courageous men ... even in today's culture. 



Consider encouraging the churches ...

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When a Son Says, "I'm Gay"

How do you love a prodigal child?

Soon after Angela Yuan's son, Christopher, embraced a gay lifestyle, she began praying in earnest for him.  She continued to cry out on his behalf when he was expelled from college, began selling drugs, and was sentenced to prison.

This week on "Revive Our Hearts" with Nancy Leigh DeMoss, listeners will hear this especially moving story of a real-life prodigal son who returns home.  Pray that many will be encouraged by a mother who never gave up praying for a lost son and find hope that God can bring healing and restoration ...

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Passing the Baton

Franklin Graham in Budapest
As excitement builds for the London 2012 Olympic Games, I look forward to one of my favorite events - the men's 4 x 100m. 

Have you ever watched a relay race? As the lead sprinter on each team runs the first leg of the race, the next runner gets set. He anxiously times his teammate's arrival, and begins running before the lead man overtakes him. Then, the crucial moment arrives, and the lead man passes the baton to the middle man. The process is repeated twice more in the race, as each man surrenders the baton to the next ...

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