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News & Insights

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!

Not Just Another Love Story

I enjoy a good love story ... but after having the privilege of hearing Joni Eareckson Tada share hers at the NRB closing banquet, I knew immediately that this was like no other love story I've heard before.

As most of us know, Joni has been confined to a wheelchair since her diving accident nearly four decades ago.  She has been a champion in raising awareness, and making changes, for the disability community.  But after hearing her talk of her 30 year marrige to Ken with such vulnerability and transparency ... acknowledging their trials and struggles ... it was clear to me ...

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Insights from Israel

Prayer is a part of a believer's life.  We pray before a meal, we pray at church, when a friend is struggling, we pray for them and when we're hurting, we ask for prayer.

That's how it should be - as Anne Graham Lotz shares, "Prayer is a conversation. We speak to God in prayer then listen attentively as He speaks to us through His Word."

Right now, Anne is in Israel, in "His Land"  . . . leading a tour back where Jesus walked on earth, to follow His steps, see many of the same things He saw, to pray ...

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Trivia: "All That Jazz"

jazztriviaIt's Jazz Appreciation Month ... and I do!

1-Low note played loudly on reed instrument (or what ducks do).

2-Play some bad notes (or what goes into chowder).

3-Guy's got technical ability to play really well or long (or associated with pork or lamb).

4-Spontaneously create fresh melodies (also used with comedy).

5-In vocal jazz, wordless vocables or nonsense syllables (or what to say to an annoying cat).

6-A paying musical engagement (or what some do to fish).

7-Informal performance with group of musicians (or goes well with PB).

8-Really, really good (or naughty).

9-Jazz musician (or chilled feline ...

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Weeping and Rejoicing

Carol GarlowBiblical wisdom tells us to "rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep" (Romans 12:15).  Usually we think of that as two disparate moments ... but for the believer, of course, it is a simultaneous response to the news of the homegoing of a saint.

This weekend, after her very arduous battle with cancer, Carol Garlow entered the Lord's presence.  Her husband, Jim, and the family were with her at that most sacred transition of temporal to eternal life.

We give thanks to God for now, at last, the complete healing for Carol.  She "ran the ...

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Making the Invisible Kingdom Visible

It's been a year since our friend and BreakPoint®'s founder Chuck Colson passed away.  He fell ill doing what he loved most.  He was speaking about Christian worldview at the Wilberforce Conference when he collapsed.

We'll be remembering Chuck as we gather again for this year's weekend conference.  Like William Wilberforce, for whom the conference is named, Chuck spent decades of his life trying to rouse the Church to take biblical truth into society.

There was nothing Chuck desired more than to see the Church get out of the pew and into the public square.  And ...

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Jalloh’s Lunch Box

Lunch boxWhen listening to upcoming programs of The Mercy Minute®, May 7th's message really touched my heart.

The story of Jalloh's lunch box and the mercy that was shown to him really parallels our story. As Don Stephens encourages:

"Opportunities for mercy surround us everyday. Stay alert for a chance to show mercy to someone today."

For me, those words are convicting. How many times do I walk by someone when I could briefly walk into their lives and offer mercy before continuing on? How many times do I avoid when I could embrace?

More times than I would ...

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