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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!

Engaging with the Book of Books

Passages

It was a normal Sunday morning.  I sat in church, my Bible covering my lap.  Nicely bound, footnotes included, printed clearly in my native language.  This Bible is especially meaningful to me; it's the one my parents presented to me on my 13th birthday.  That's when they "graduated" me from a kids' study Bible to the "adult version."  It's the only Bible with my name engraved in elegant gold script, and it's graced with a note from my parents on the first page.

I don't often stop to consider all it's taken to ...

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Trivia: "THE FORD FAMILY"

Big-Red-Dog1-Composer of "Majesty"

2-Sundance Kid; Bob Woodward; Jay Gatsby; et al.


3-Ireland's crystal.

4-AKA Pottersville.

5-"Rat Pack" member who married the President's sister.

6-Nicknamed "Insurance Capital of the World."

7-Mommie Dearest.


8-Notable alum include Sandra Day O'Connor, Chelsea Clinton, Carly Fiorina and John F. Kennedy.


9-West Wing veteran.

10-The Big Red Dog.

 

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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

Ignite-App

 

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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