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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!

New Song "Reach Beyond" with Phil Stacey

Reach Beyond SongPhil Stacey and Chris August have collaborated on the just-released song, "Reach Beyond."  This tune serves as an anthem for all believers who recognize that Jesus reached beyond heaven's glory to this broken world -- and the responsibility we have to reach beyond to others with His message of forgiveness, grace and redemption. 

Reach Beyond missionary/musician Ty Stakes penned the lyrics and when Phil and Chris read them, they were so moved that they decided to bring this song to the Christian radio audience.  Phil offered his voice talent and Chris wrote the music, arranged and produced the song ...

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Love Came Down at Christmas

"What can I give Him, poor as I am?

If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb.

If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part.

Yet what I can I give Him: give my heart."

You may be familiar with these last four lines of the poem, "In the Bleak Midwinter" which has been recorded by various artists, Christian and secular alike, but you may not know that it was written by the nineteenth-century British poet Christina Rossetti.

On a recent BreakPoint® program, Eric Metaxas shared more about Rossetti's background, saying that she was ...

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Trivia: "More Christmas Characters"

You'll Shoot Your Eye OutSO ... can you give me the character by this brief description--and the MOVIE:

1-Late night thirst led to fame

2-Team included poodle, cocker spaniel, St Bernard, collie and dachsund

3-Charming lad with propensity for mischief

4-First job was at Gimbel's

5-Probably became NRA member--good thing he wore glasses!

6-Notoriously known as the Wetbandits (a duo)

7-Obscene weight gain and hair growth

8-Worked for a tightwad

9-Lends a helping hand to old friend thereby proving he is a knight in shining armor

10-Dashingly handsome, foolishly falls for a married woman

 

Think you know these Christmas characters?  Email Peggy to see ...

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Christmas Joy

One of my favorite parts about Christmas are the Christmas cards.   I love receiving them  . . . looking at the family pictures, catching up on lives of friends and loved ones.  I also enjoy reading the holiday sentiments.

Wishes of joy is a common sentiment. 

After noticing a number of cards with virtually the same phrase, "Wishing you peace and joy this Christmas season," my daughter wondered why "Wishing you joy" was used more than "Wishing you happiness."

In the "Daily Light for Daily Living®" feature airing on December 17th, Anne Graham Lotz explains the difference between joy and happiness:

"Happiness ...

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Trivia: "CHARACTERS of CHRISTMAS"

MiracleName the Christmas Classic!

1--A "Dud"; Clergyman; Professor

2--Military Hero; Sisters; Future Sister

3--Scut Farkas; Miss Shields; Singing Chinamen

4--Doris; Susan; Fred; Kris

5--Santa; Santa's Helper; Santa's Helpers Dad

6--Cabbie; Police Officer; Angel

7--Accountant; Disabled Child; Ghost

8--Lou Lou Who; Mayor Maywho; Max

9--Food columnist; Sailor; Architect

10--Violet; Sally; Freida; Lucy

 

Ready to submit your answers?  Email Peggy to see your results!


Peggy Campbell

Ambassador: We Connect.  Ministry and Media.

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The Joyful Message

woman wonderingChristmas music, holiday decorations, and shopping ... it sounds like Christmas is almost here once again!  Don't you just love the Christmas season?

Elizabeth George (A Woman after God's Own Heart) also loves Christmas and all of the festivities that go with it!  But she reminds us that during this time it's easy for our priorities and our focus on the holiday to get out of line with what God wants for us.  

She encourages us not to forget what Christmas is really about -- that we received an incredible perfect gift from God -- his Son, Jesus, and that ...

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