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Life Issues® Institute

Here's the most recent news and updates for this outstanding ministry!

A Crowning Achievement

  • Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sanctity of Life Sunday 2012 - A Crowning Achievement - Brad Mattes

For Sanctity of Life Sunday 2012, we are excited to share with you a brand new radio special from Brad Mattes, speaker on Life Issues®. I'm confident that this heartwarming program will lift your spirits and encourage your heart!

"A Crowing Achievement"

Let me introduce you to Drew Anderson and Toni Alten-Crowe, two
students who have Down syndrome.Drew Anderson and Toni Alten-Crowe

In this special you will hear the story of these two most beloved students and why the students at Loveland High School in Cincinnati, OH voted Drew and Toni to be the prom king and queen!

Unfortunately, not all children with ...

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A Special Thankgiving Letter from Brad Mattes

  • Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Brad MattesOnce a year, a grateful nation celebrates Thanksgiving. In addition to the turkey, ham and pumpkin pie that I'm sure we'll all enjoy this year, I wanted to share with you some things that I'm thankful for!

First (and foremost on my mind), I'm extremely grateful for the successful surgery on my heart this July. The procedure was foremost on my mind because it focused my attention on what I'm most thankful for-eternal life with Jesus.  Because of Him I went into that surgery at total peace, knowing if things took a turn for the ...

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A Second Chance

  • Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Baby's footIf you haven't already heard about Azra Karaduman, let me introduce you to this special young lady. Although she is only-2-weeks old, the internet and news channels can't seem to get enough of her! It was not what she did, however, but her survival that has attracted all the attention.

48-hours after her parent's apartment building was destroyed by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, Azra's survival was unlikely - especially due to the near-freezing conditions! Only 14-days-old, thankfully, Azra was given a second chance at life. Met by applause by the rescue workers, she was immediately taken ...

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It's not just about Steve Jobs . . .

  • Thursday, October 6, 2011

Steve Jobs (photo from Wikipedia)As I'm sure you are already aware, the internet is flooded with articles, photos and other comments about Steve Jobs. Of the millions of comments, I want to talk to you about a comment by Brad Mattes, Director of the Life Issues® Institute, which changed the conversation for me:

"World mourns Steve Jobs who was adopted. Imagine the world's loss if his mother had aborted him! Imagine all the others we've already lost." - @BradMattes

Steve's mother could never have imagined that her son would accomplish all that he did. Had she aborted him the world would ...

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Born Again

  • Friday, September 2, 2011

Brad Mattes - Director of the Life Issues® InstituteVery few of us will ever experience the stopping of our hearts and live to tell the story! Brad Mattes, Director of the Life Issues® Institute, is a rare exception! Although surgeons performed (successfully) major heart surgery on him only a month and a half ago, Brad is already on his feet. In fact, he's already recoded an episode of "Facing Life Head On" and is ahead of schedule for his daily radio feature, "Life Issues®!" Thank you for your prayers!

What I wanted to share with you today is what Brad wrote a few days before the surgery ...

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Heroes in my life

  • Friday, July 15, 2011

Brad MattesWhile watching "I am number four" recently, I was struck by how much I wanted to possess super powers. I want to be the superhero and 'save the day.' Cliché, I know . . . but true! That got me thinking about the real life heroes that I've had (and continue to have) in my life: My father, my grandfather, and of course, my wife.  These are all people who have impacted me in truly special ways.

This year I was given the opportunity to work with another hero of mine. Standing up for the sanctity of human life, Brad Mattes' daily ...

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