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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!

Prayer!

While we do not enjoy many meals around the table as a family these days - my two oldest children are young adults with careers and college, we do manage to gather once or twice a week.   And to this day, we still rotate the privilege of saying the prayer before the meal which thankfully, has become part of our family tapestry.

As Anne Graham Lotz underscores, prayer is of utmost importance - at the close of the MAYDAY! MAYDAY! Prayer Initiative, Anne noted to participants:

The end of all things is near.  Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you ...

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Island Kielbasa

  • Monday, June 8, 2015
  • Jani Williamson
  • AAA Cafe

Island KielbasaAt a recent potluck at Ambassador, Peggy brought this amazing Crock-Pot dish.  I made a double batch recently for my family and brought the leftovers to share with my co-workers.  We all agreed this would be perfect for Summer BBQ's and can be a side dish to burgers and hotdogs or as a main dish served over rice.  So easy and so good!  Try it for your next BBQ!!  I bet everyone will ask you for the recipe!


ISLAND KIELBASA


Ingredients:

2 pounds Kielbasa sausage, sliced into ½ inch pieces

2 cups ketchup

2 cups brown sugar

1 (15 ounce ...

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Trivia: "SAY THAT AGAIN!"

microphoneGive me the title--and BONUS for the group that made the tune famous :-)

1-Can't trust that day!

2-What you have till daddy takes the T-bird away.

3-Probably how you got me wanting you.

4-He was the meaner than a junkyard dog.

5-Don't play games with my affection ... don't leave me with no direction.

6-Suspended under the twilight canopy, we'll search the sky for a star to guide us.

7-Hello, Loneliness--I think I'm gonna cry.

8-Last night I said these words to my girl.

9-A fine little girl, she waits for me ... said we gotta go ...

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Communism, Cars and Cigars

Cuban CarsCommunists, Cars and Cigars

Those three words can only mean one destination: Cuba! 

As I write, Charles Morris and a team from the Haven Ministries Board are traveling home from that strange island nation. The country is especially alluring for those of us who were alive during the Cuban missile crisis and were keenly aware of the threat just 90 miles off our shore.

For decades, the thought of traveling to Cuba was at the very least dangerous.  Actually, it really was unthinkable.  But today, touristas are being welcomed with open armas.  Bienvenidas!

The light of capitalism is shining brightly ...

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There's Something for Everyone!

Did you happen to hear what listeners heard last month on "FamilyLife Today"?  I made it a point to tune in regularly and was so pleased to find out Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine tackled a myriad of difficult subjects, including one that remains a cultural debate, even among Christians.

Here's a look at a few that captured my attention (with my take-away in italics):

  • What the Bible says about homosexuality ... Hearing Kevin DeYoung's biblical insight into what God's Word says about this subject provided me with clarity on how I'm to respond to close relatives ...
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Women of the Word

I'm currently reading a very inspirational and practical new book called, Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds by Jen Wilkin who is a speaker and teacher of women's Bible studies.  It's a book about equipping women through Bible study.

In my experience as a participant of many Bible study groups through the years, most studies fail to recognize that the Bible is a book about God because the teaching leads us to believe that the Bible is a book about us.  Jen writes . . .

"We think that if ...

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