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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!

My Wisdom Teeth Saga

crewIf you've had your wisdom teeth removed, you would know that there is typically a sit down with the dentist a few days prior to talk through the procedure.

If you knew me, you would know that I am terrified of all things medical and that this did not go well.

I didn't even realize the full extent of this fear until my fiancé, Brian, called me back in sheer panic.  After listening to the voicemail I had left him post "sit down", he thought they had found something cancerous in my x-rays.  To his disbelief, my bawling ...

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How Opening our Doors can Lead to Christ's Glory

xmas specialCan you think back to a time when you noticed a need around you and chose not to do anything about it?

Whether it was a mother down the street that didn't have enough money to feed her children, a new member of your church that just wanted love and community, or simply a friend that needed a ride, we seem to do one of the following:

1.    Completely miss divine opportunities because we are not attentive to anyone but ourselves

OR (even worse)

2.    Choose to ignore the need, acting like we are too busy, too tired, or ...

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When Your Life Changes in a Single Moment

Reach Beyond Phil Stacey

He pinned against the garage.  He cocked the gun and I knew I was going to die.

That's what Christian recording artist Phil Stacey said about a close encounter with death at the age of 16.  He's the featured guest of the latest podcast (Episode #10) of the Reach Beyond podcast.  Phil shares an incredible story about a single moment that forever changed his life.

If you haven't yet subscribed to the Reach Beyond podcast, do that now >>

You may remember Phil Stacey from being a contestant on American Idol, and he's also the voice behind ...

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That's what came to mind when I read the Today's Christian Woman's article on Joni Eareckson Tada. As I've struggled this past week with a potentially significant challenge, my eyes focused in on her response to the question about dealing with the difficulty of persevering through crisis:

When that happens, I remind myself of 1 Samuel 1, when Samuel put up a memorial, his Ebenezer, after the Philistine victory and proclaimed, "Thus far the LORD has helped us." I think about that all the time and tell myself, Thus far the Lord has helped me ...

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Four Ways to Prep for Thanksgiving Week with Focus on the Family

Thanksgiving Focus on the Family

You may not have gone shopping for the turkey, but chances are you are preparing for next week's Thanksgiving radio content.  And Focus on the Family wants to help you prepare listeners with entering into this holiday season.  Here are four ways to do just that:

1. Interview an Expert: "How to Survive Your Family Over the Holidays"
Focus on the Family spokespeople, authors, and marriage experts Greg and Erin Smalley would love to share some tips from their own experiences in navigating the craziness of family during the upcoming holidays and offer your listeners practical ways to make ...

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Trivia: "HALL OF FAMERs"

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015
  • Peggy Campbell
  • Just 4 Fun!

Helen-Hunt-Bill-Paxton1-Starred Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton.

2-Chutes and Ladders in sweet territory.

3-Q & Z = 10 points.

4-Moldable silicone-based substance with remarkable properties of stretching and bouncing.

5-Currently starring in Lay's commercials.

6-Multi-colored 3-D combination puzzle named for its inventor.

7-Bittersweet; Mango Tango; Dandelion; Pine Green; Cerulean Blue; Purple Heart; Pink Flamingo; Fuzzy Wuzzy; et al.

8-A precompressed helical spring that can perform a # of tricks including travelling down a flight of stairs.

9-The prototype was empty pie plate-in fact, thus the name.

10-A hunk of plastic, cardboard reels, 3D images.

Got the claim to fame?  Email your answers ...

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