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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!

What You Need to Know!

Young man reading BibleWith just days away from the start of a new year and listeners already making plans for 2015, we thought it'd be wise to highlight some things Grace to You® wants your listeners to know. 

Starting in January, John MacArthur begins two new series.  First, he takes a look at what Jesus said about eternal life in The Second Birth (airing 1/12-23). Then immediately following is The Love God Hates (airing 1/26-2/2).  In this study, listeners are going to hear about an aspect of God's character that's often overlooked--His hatred. 

Encourage your audience ...

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What Radio Listeners Said in 2014

Family in the SnowMake a joyful shout to God,
all the earth!
Sing out the honor of His name;
Make His praise glorious.
Say to God,
"How awesome are Your works!"

(Psalm 66:1-3)

Lives have been dramatically transformed.  Families have been restored.  People have been spiritually encouraged.  Where?  Through the ministry of Christian radio!  How do we know?  Focus on the Family regularly receives incredible stories from listeners -- listeners who receive new insight, timely encouragement, and God's truth that hits them right where they're at. 

You see, when people have seen God show up -- they talk about it.  They "make ...

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Merry Christmas from Madagascar!

Mercy Ships® Christmas-2In 3rd grade Sunday school last weekend, I asked the kids what the best Christmas present they EVER received was.  One boy said it was a skateboard, another child talked about a new puppy, and a sweet girl replied, "My family."

What makes the gift so perfect to each child
, I wondered?  Maybe it's how badly they've been needing or wanting a particular item.  Maybe it's that they thought they'd never get it—but it came, after all!  I'm not sure.  But I think for Mercy Ships® patients, it's a mixture of both ...

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God's Purpose for Marriage

Several months ago while listening to "FamilyLife Today," it occurred to me how blessed I am to be serving a ministry where I'm regularly exposed to the best marriage and family advice there is.  And not only have I benefitted from the wisdom shared but I've been able to pass it along to my family.  In fact, now that my son and his girlfriend are seriously talking marriage, I've started a list of FamilyLife audio and materials for them to consider before they say "I Do."

Included at the top of this list will be Dennis Rainey ...

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Unforgettable Stories

How is it you can remember the words to a Dr. Seuss book from 30 years ago?  The answer is, if you read it hundreds of times to your five children, it will become indelibly imprinted on your brain. 

The Sneetches was one of those well-rehearsed books for me and my children.  It’s been at least fifteen years since I last read that particular Seussian tome to our youngest.  But I have always been able to recite the opening from memory:

            “Now the star-bellied Sneetches had bellies with stars
            And the ...

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The Tradition of Christmas Carols

This was the year of Christmas songs for my family.

We started playing our Christmas song play list the first week of December and haven't stopped since.  We've added so many songs to the playlist this year - many duplicate songs but by different artists.

We've noted just how much music is a part of Christmas.  We hear the songs in the car, when shopping, at church and we were privileged to hear (and sing) them at Ambassador just a couple of weeks ago when Joni Eareckson Tada was in our studios.

In between recording "Joni and Friends® ...

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