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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!

Spiritual Invitations

cross and clouds

Do you ever feel like you invite God into your life in the morning and, later that day, wonder where He is?

Much of my reflection recently has focused on where the Lord has placed me-- surrounded by invigorating communities and housed with a family that gives me far more than I deserve.

The problem is that I don't like to depend on others, or in other words..."receiving" does not come naturally.

In one of my recent quiet times, I opened my Bible and felt unrest.  I began to pray and felt unrest-- so much so that I ...

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What's Real and True

This coming December, I will have lived five decades.  When you reach a life milestone, it's inevitable that you would reflect more deeply about what's left of your life.  You may also find yourself wishing you could tell your younger self some things about how life really works, about what's real and true . . . about what really matters.

Listening to Joni Eareckson Tada's message at the recent memorial service for Elisabeth Elliot, so many of her reflections on what the life of this hero of the faith meant to her in her spiritual journey ministered to me ...

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It's a Willingness Thing



If you've ever talked with Barry Meguiar, you know his excitement is utterly contagious.  At this year's National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Convention, Barry told me about a new mobile app he was building.  It houses many useful features for today's Christians—from on-demand videos and radio features, to daily stats for sparking evangelistic conversations ... but most fascinating to me was the "Eprayer" function.

Barry mentioned that the app even had a way for users to add an email address to the prayer request.  "That way, you can email them in a week and see how the progress ...

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August is National Sandwich Month

sandwichIf you can believe it, August is National Sandwich Month.  What kind what would be at the top of your list?  That's the question we asked our friends in media and ministry.

Dave Conour of Northwestern Radio said, "A Reuben.  Pastrami or corn beef is fine.  Always with Swiss cheese on rye with lots of sauerkraut and dressing.  Honestly, I've never had a bad one, so it doesn't matter to me at all who makes it.  I might even let my three year old try it.  Ok, maybe not.  Schlotzkey's was the first one that really ...

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Watching Rather than Witnessing


Have you ever wondered how new words get added to the dictionary?  In fact, that is the number one question for editors of the Merriam-Webster dictionary.  Their answer is very simple: usage.

I think the Merriam-Webster dictionary should add a term that is already included in the slang-based Urban Dictionary. That word is people-watching, defined by Urban Dictionary as "the action or practice of spending time idly observing people in a public place."

I was sitting at one of the gates at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport recently on a busy afternoon and rather than plugging into an electronic device, I ...

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Bibles for Cuba!

More than 67,000 Bibles are on their way to Cuba!

That's a staggering number!  And it's a result of the vision of Haven's Charles Morris and an array of generous donors. 

This started two months ago when Charles led a group of Haven friends to explore the state of the church and the church of the State.  While Roman Catholicism remained officially tolerated, the underground evangelical church persisted--small but vibrant.  And as is so often the case, in spite of soviet and socialist suppression, the home church movement is thriving.

Today, while the freedom to worship ...

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