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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!

Reviving Our Hearts Today

Last December, I was sitting with my Dad and family in a hospital waiting room while my Mom underwent open heart surgery.  I still remember the shocking news coming from the TV that afternoon as we learned about the shooting in San Bernardino, not too far from my home in Orange County.  I felt hopeless and actually a bit guilty as it was a time where my attention was more focused on the immediate help that my parents needed.

Then came the attacks on Paris and other parts of the world.  And then, this past weekend, to wake up to ...

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#PrayforOrlando

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This past weekend was an interesting balance of both heartbreak and celebration.

While my family's visit from Wisconsin consisted of graduation gifts, birthday cake, and fun adventures, hearing about Orlando brought us to our knees in sadness.

It was a bittersweet mix of mourning the loss of many while celebrating the lives and accomplishments of those closest to me....a mix of enjoying, yet cherishing, our short and rare time together as a family.

Leaning into both the happy and the sad simultaneously is something my husband and I have been reflecting on quite a bit lately.  After realizing ...

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God’s Holiness and Our Sanctification: John Sorensen’s Devotional Message to the Ambassador Staff

John Sorensen at Ambassador 4-22-16

“Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” – Isaiah 6:3

A few weeks ago we were honored to welcome John Sorensen, president of Evangelism Explosion and the voice of Share Life Today to our SoCal offices, and he shared a powerful message about God’s holiness with the staff during our weekly devotions.

John mentioned that when we recently asked all of our featured speakers to share with us their 10 favorite Christian books to include in upcoming issues of Update magazine, he realized that some of the most transformative Christian ...

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What So Proudly We Hail

  • Friday, June 10, 2016
  • Lee Ann Jackson
  • News

It's not just a piece of cloth. It's a symbol of the freedom so many (including my father) fought for and the good life we live. It represents the sacrifice of those who served and unites us all as Americans. The flag is a symbol for freedom, equality, and justice.

These are the reasons why every June 14th, we celebrate "Flag Day."

No one better summarized Flag Day than former President Ronald Reagan:

"Today the flag we so proudly hail still sends a message to any distance that the spirit of a free people is unconquerable and ...

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The Servant Queen

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On this side of The Pond, we've always had a strange fascination with the British Royal family.  It's a little hard to understand (at least to me) why tens of millions of U.S. Citizens would wake up early to watch, throw parties, even dress in wedding attire while British monarchy wed.  However you measure popularity--the cover of gossip rags, stories on TMZ, prime time specials--this country is obsessed with the royals.

One psychologist, Dr. Nicole Joseph offered a possible explanation by underscoring at least six reasons:

  1. We all secretly wish we could be the ones to wear ...
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How You Always Meant to Parent

  • Tuesday, June 7, 2016
  • Michelle Blood

"We wanted our children to know their life was found in the person of Jesus Christ; and to be independently dependent upon Christ." - Dennis Rainey

Isn't that every Christian parent's goal?  That if we "train up" our children as Proverbs 22:6 says, then our efforts should result in having children entirely dependent upon Christ.  I know that's how I meant to parent my son.  But like many other parents, instead of focusing on modeling God's truth in the home and letting the Holy Spirit bring conviction, I often became distracted and (admittedly) obsessed with trying ...

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