Here's the most recent news and updates for this outstanding ministry!
- 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 ...Read Full Post »
- 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 ...Read Full Post »
- 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 ...Read Full Post »
- Monday, April 30, 2012
Every week at AWANA, I give our Sparkies an opportunity to close our night in prayer. And every Sunday night, it's the same routine . . . nearly every single hand shoots up in the air! There is no hesitation to pray (and pray out loud!) in this group of 5, 6 and 7 year old boys and girls.
We can learn a lot from children. They remind me that I should be that eager to pray . . . about all things - from the mundane to the significant.
On an upcoming "Life Issues®," Brad Mattes speaks to the effectiveness of prayer as a tool ...Read Full Post »
- Sunday, March 4, 2012
I've been planning the baby shower for a special friend . . . a young lady whom I've had the privilege of discipling since her high school years. Though the pregnancy was unplanned (she is a single gal just out of college), she was looking forward to the arrival of baby Zoe Marie.
I'd just placed the shower invitations in the mail when her dad called. Adaiah was in the hospital. They couldn't find the baby's heartbeat. Nearly 7 months along . . . the baby had died in her womb.
As I write this, I don't know the details ...Read Full Post »
- Wednesday, January 25, 2012
I love how God works! On Friday, January 20, 2012, this year's Sanctity of Human Life Sunday was kick-started with a breathtaking story that was covered by news outlets across the world - the discharging of Melinda Star Guido from the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.
Nicknamed "California's Tiniest Miracle Baby," Melinda was born a tiny preemie of 24 weeks and weighed in at just 9.5 ounces. Thankfully, after more than 16 weeks in neonatal ICU, she was a healthier 4.5 pounds when released from the hospital. The Telegraph found this story so amazing that they titled ...Read Full Post »