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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!

Trivia: "INITIALLY SPEAKING"

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1-Chain of "mid-range" department stores based in Texas--and recently renown for revolving door on CEO.

2-More than 800 club locations across the USA despite company name inferring otherwise; headquartered right here in good old Irvine!

3-Once purveyor of financial advice, operated 1887 to 2007 when it was acquired by Wachovia which was later acquired by Wells Fargo.  Got it?

4-They do not have a blimp.

5-Founded in 1862, it's ginormous piano keyboard added to its renown in a Big film.

6-Publisher (for over 75 years) of ... well, here's some of the list: The Flash, Batman, Green Lantern, Superman ...

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Praying for Life

In two weeks, hundreds of thousands of people will join the March for Life in Washington, DC. What if there were three times that many praying?

As Eric Metaxas shared recently on "BreakPoint®," January 22nd is the 43rd anniversary of the worst Supreme Court decision in our nation's history.  With Roe v. Wade, seven robed men gave America some of the most permissive abortion-on-demand laws in the world.  Since that time, nearly 60 million unborn children have been killed in the womb.

January is the month so many American Christians memorialize the unborn through Sanctity of Life Sunday (January ...

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Making 2016 a Year of Prayer

Do you have some goals in mind for the new year?  Many of us would love for this to be the year that we stick to our diet and exercise plan, get serious about a budget, or be more patient with family and friends.

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth says, "While these are worthy goals, they're not what I am placing in my number one spot . . . this year, I am asking the Lord to make me a true woman of prayer.  As believers, we know the power of prayer cannot be overestimated.  Consistent, fervent, faith-filled praying for our marriages, families, churches ...

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Jani's Layered Casserole

  • Monday, January 11, 2016
  • Jani Williamson
  • AAA Cafe

Jani's-layered-casserole

We recently had a potluck at Ambassador and I brought this recipe that I have had for over 30 years.  You can prepare it a day ahead if needed, but don't forget to add some additional cooking time.

Jani's Layered Casserole

INGREDIENTS

2 pounds ground beef

1 clove of garlic

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon sugar

2 (15-ounce) cans tomato sauce

1 12-ounce package wide egg noodles

1 bunch green onions, sliced

1½ cups sour cream

6 ounces cream cheese, softened

1 cup grated cheddar cheese


PREPARATION

Brown meat, drain off fat and add garlic, salt ...

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Heart for the Disabled Week

On my nightstand is a ceramic heart a friend gave me with a little slip of paper inside.  On the paper, she wrote Matthew 6:21. 

I keep the heart in this prominent spot to remind me to think about where I invest my time, energy and resources.  I want (and need) to be cognizant that where I make these investments is where my treasures are and, there is where my heart will be.

The main question Matthew 6:21 prompts me is "Am I focusing on serving others or is my priority my own to-do list?" I don't ...

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Defining Ourselves in a New Light

jani devosTalents that Take Over

Do you have a talent that defines you -- something you love, something you're good at, and something your community knows you for?

We were created to have talents -- they are in our being and it's good to engage in them.  The Bible even instructs us to stir up these talents and states that each part of the body of Christ has an important function.

But the truth is: talents can take over.

Stirring up these talents can start to "blur up" that line between talent and take over.  We begin to define ourselves by ...

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