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Life Issues® Institute

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

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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The Most Important Job

  • Monday, June 11, 2012

Most of us have many "jobs" on a daily basis -- while we have job descriptions, our roles in the work place morph as our vocation and industry evolves.    

Today, Brad Mattes is Executive Director and cofounder of Life Issues® Institute, he is an Emmy award winning host and executive producer of a weekly, pro-life television program, he also hosts "Life Issues®," the daily radio commentary on abortion and related issues and he's a frequent international speaker and lecturer on abortion while he works with other countries to establish a pro-life education and counseling presence.  

Which of the above would ...

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Moms Matter In Life

  • Monday, May 7, 2012

There's a print that hangs in my home at the base of the stairs:  "I hear your footsteps down the hall.  You are home again, and safe.  All the burdens of the day are lightened - and all the night noises are music to my ears."  

My daughter is home from college for the summer.  My other two children are asleep in their beds.  While "all the burdens of the day" are not gone, they are indeed lightened . . . my children are all home and being their mom is my greatest blessing, day or night. 

Every day Brad Mattes brings the ...

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