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Life Issues® Institute

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

From Ethiopia. . . Salem!

  • Monday, February 25, 2013

With a mutual affection for "life" in Ethiopia, thrilled this month to share reflections from Brad Mattes and our Evelyn Gibson on a country and its people who left life-long imprints on their hearts . . .

Just mention Ethiopia and my heart is transported--joined in spirit with people whose names I know, faces that are familiar, smiles and greetings that have my name on them.

So when my friend Brad Mattes, Executive Director of Life Issues® Institute said to me, "I may be filming segments of our TV program in Ethiopia, what do you think?"--I knew it would change him in ...

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A Choice to Love

  • Monday, December 10, 2012

At Christmas time, our thoughts go quickly to love . . . it's the time of year when we think of those dearest to our hearts. 

Then there are those unexpected loves of our lives . . . the times when we have "A Choice to Love."

"When I look at him, I've never seen anything but the love of my life . . . this beautiful baby that I love so much." Liz Carl, who made an adoption plan after being raped at age 17.

"As a kid, I remember really struggling with this terrible thing that happened to my mom.  I wouldn't want ...

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Two Stories Impacting Countless Lives

  • Tuesday, November 13, 2012

On any given day, we hear stories about peoples' lives . . . common, everyday stories.  Then, there are stories that you can never forget -- like those of Liz Carl and Jason Lovins.  So impacting are their stories that the Sanctity of Life radio special for January 20, 2013 from Life Issues®, "A Choice to Love" will feature both. 

Liz Carl was 17 when she was raped - a senior in high school.  Her journey from seeking an abortion to ultimately deciding to give birth and give her baby up for adoption is a story of vulnerability, transparency and God's blessings.

"I delivered ...

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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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