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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!

October is National Dessert Month

dessertAt Ambassador, we believe sugar and sweets should be celebrated all year long . . . but we were thrilled to discover a whole month has been set aside for our "just desserts."  So what's your favorite dessert?  It's a tough question, and one we posed to our friends in media and ministry in this month's newsletter.

Check out the answers in the newsletter, and submit your own pick in the comments below!  (Bonus points if you point us to a recipe!)


Katie Burke
Ambassador Advertising Agency: We Connect. Ministry and Media.

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Meryl-StreepName the role, the movie, and at least one co-star.

1-Plays an elderly former world leader.

2-Role of wife and mother who must protect her family during a whitewater-rafting trip with newly befriended outdoorsmen who turn out to be dangerous criminals on the run.

3-All Abba.

4-She plays a real-life heroine of Africa.

5-Black comedy about aging, cosmetic surgery and fruitless desire to be ever young.

6-Dingo got my baby.

7-All about cooking.  French cooking.

8-Publisher of fashion industry fodder.

9-Walks away from husband and son—then changes her mind.

10-Based on real life advocate for job safety against radiation ...

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Stories with Purpose

"Then the disciples came and asked him, 'Why do you speak to them in parables?' He answered, To you it has been given to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given. For to those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance; but from those who have nothing, even what they have will be taken away. The reason I speak to them in parables is that 'seeing they do not perceive, and hearing they do not listen, nor do they understand." - Matthew 13:10-13

This month on ...

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Being the Right Kind of Mean

Growing up our family gathered at my aunt and uncle's house for the holidays.  As kids we so looked forward to those get-togethers with all the cousins.  However, the anticipation of any fun would soon be squelched the minute we pulled into my aunt's driveway because invariably my dad had to remind his children of a few things:

  • Don't touch anything that's not yours.
  • No running in the house.
  • Mind your manners.

My cousins on the other hand, never got those same instructions from their parents--which explains why they eventually referred to my dad (Henry) as ...

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Tell me a story ...

Cary-Summers-Bible-MOTBMy grandmother could tell stories from the Old Testament in a way that made my hair stand up: the burning bush, the parting of the Red Sea, and the plagues, always a favorite!

She lived with my family for the last 10 years of her life
until she was 103.  And there weren't many days in that decade when I didn't ask her to "tell me a story."

I realized later the impact of these stories on my love of the Bible—a devotion that continues today.

In this season of my life, it's a distinct privilege ...

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Back to the Future Again

Recently I noticed one of the cable networks promoted a marathon of the Marty McFly movies, Back to the Future. The first in the series was fun, but IMHO, things went downhill after that.

(Frankly, I think the word "sequel" is roughly equivalent to "entropy," confirming the Second Law of Thermodynamics with very few exceptions.   For me, the BTTF films proved the sequelian theory: each successive movie is worse than the one before.)

So, I wasn't interested in joining the marathon . . . until they reminded me of one critical piece of movie trivia.  The "future" date on the DeLorean's ...

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