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Life Issues® Institute

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

The Line of Compromise

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2012

compromise-laneEvery day I cross Compromise Line.

I actually don't have a choice -- it's a main street in my neighborhood.  I have to cross it to get to the market, schools, bank, free way, etc. 

What about the compromise lines we have the option of not crossing though?

Today (October 16th) is Silent Solidarity.  As Brad Mattes shared on a recent "Life Issues®" program, it's a day when teens across America in nearly nine hundred schools will observe a pro-life day of Silent Solidarity.  They're wearing red arm bands and duct tape over their mouths with the ...

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A Different Kind of Baby Shower

  • Monday, September 17, 2012

I've attended a good number of baby showers through the years -- all in typical traditional fashion: invitations, light lunch, baby games and a glowing mother-to-be.

On an upcoming "Life Issues®" radio program, Brad Mattes shares about a not-so-typical baby shower as September 28th will mark the first-ever National Community Baby Shower!

Last April, the Pro-Life Aggies in Bryan, Texas, hosted a "Community Baby Shower," outside their local Walmart, asking shoppers to purchase diapers, wipes, formula, and baby items to give to the group so they could donate them to a local resource center for young parents. Over $700 ...

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The Passion of Gold Medal Olympians

  • Monday, August 13, 2012

International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge declared the London Olympics over Sunday night.  The United States led the medals table with 104, followed by China with 87 and Russia with 82. London handed the Olympic flag to Rio de Janeiro, the host of the 2016 summer games.

The 2012 Summer Olympics are done, but the passion which the athletes demonstrated will live long in our memories.  The passion of Michael Phelps as he made Olympic history with a career total of 22 medals, Usian Bolt who became the first man to win the 100, 200 and 4X100 relay golds in ...

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  • Tuesday, July 31, 2012

BradMattes-PerspectiveEach of us on the Ambassador team is asked to lead in staff devotions from time-to-time. My turn is next month and I'm preparing a short devotional message on "Perspective" (even as I struggle sometimes to get the right one!)  

Today I received a letter from Brad Mattes that really drove the point home about the importance of how we look at our life experiences.  In reading his reflections about being awarded an Emmy on the same weekend that his son played a significant role in the life of a grieving family, well, let's just say, he sure ...

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And The Emmy Goes To . . .

  • Monday, July 30, 2012

As over 600 radio station partners well know, Brad Mattes and the "Life Issues®" radio team are not only committed to the preservation of life, they are passionate about it.

In addition to the daily one-minute radio reminders about the value of human life, the Life Issues® Institute has a TV outreach - Facing Life Head-On.  And this weekend, Facing Life Head-On was awarded its second Emmy. 

Reflecting outstanding achievement in U.S. television, Facing Life Head-On was awarded an Emmy for the episode, "A Lifetime Sacrifice" which honored our nation's soldiers and families for the lifetime sacrifices they've ...

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Keeping the Torch Lit

  • Monday, July 2, 2012

On May 10, 2012 the flames were ignited in Olympia Greece for the 2012 London Summer Olympics.  Keeping up with the tradition, the flames are always ignited in Olympia where the Olympic games began and will travel through a torch relay to London to arrive for the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Summer Olympics on July 27,2012. The flames will remain lit until they are extinguished at the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 London Summer Olympics on August 12,2012. 

As the world's focus begins to shift to the historic Olympic games -- with an estimated 10,500 ...

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