Life Right Now Podcast 11-22-14

On this week’s show…Adoption Month continues and more:

  • Focus on the 8

    What a great perspective!

  • TISSUE ALERT…Local news anchor from WHO-TV channel 13, Erin Kiernan (@erinkiernan13) joins us to talk about her cutting edge adoption story! Go here to read the blog that we refer to in the interview.
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  • “She said, I heard”…the Abby Johnson piece that we discuss can be found here. Abby_Johnson_headshot.jpg_300_300gray_s_c1
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Life Right Now Podcast 11-15-14

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On this week’s show we continue to celebrate National Adoption Month with:

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  • Jennifer Pitkin, author of Folded: The Forging of an Adoptive Family (which you can purchase on the 22nd and ALL proceeds got to the Baby Box Ministry of Seoul, South Korea), and host of the advanced screening of The Drop Box” movie at the A Night for the Necessary Ones event in Sioux City this Saturday night (November 22nd)!

 

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Life Right Now Podcast 11-08-14

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On this week’s show:

  • Brittany Maynard update…a roller coaster of emotions. Is saying that Mrs. Maynard is courageous saying those folks that didn’t take their life aren’t?
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      Brittany Maynard takes her life: One of the weekend’s saddest events was the self-inflicted death of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year old woman who decided that she would end her battle with terminal cancer via doctor-assisted suicide.

      Maynard originally told PEOPLE she’d chosen Nov. 1 to end her life, but on Thursday she released a new video saying she might not do it that day.

      “I still smile and laugh with my family and friends enough that it doesn’t seem like the right time now,” she said in the video recorded Oct. 13 and 14, “but it will come because I feel myself getting sicker; it’s happening each week.”

      Apparently, she changed her mind again. Here are her last words before she took her own life:

      You can read the rest of Rebekah’s piece on the closure of Brittany’s story (for now) here.

  • Adoption Month continues…
    • Ashley Paulson, from A Story In My Heart, joins us with an update of her story and shares her perspective of the beauty  and, sometimes, difficult process of adoption.

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Life Right Now Podcast 11-1-14

On this week’s show:

  • We talk about Ruth Harbor’s Annual Banquet:
    • First up, key note speaker Mike G. Williams. Very Funny guy! Check out Mike’s ministry at www.cupsofcoldwater.com.Mike G williams
    • Mark McDougal, Director and our new friend, Gloria, a passionate Ruth Harbor alum talk about why THIS is how to Live Out Our ProLife!
  • HUGE ANNOUNCEMENT…from our friend, Rachel Owen, Executive Director at Informed Choice of Iowa!
    • Hint: Charlie is coming!!!

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Life Right Now Podcast 10-25-14

On this week’s show we have special guest, Dr. Teske Drake of Mommies with Hope (www.mommieswithhope.com), talking about her new book (Expecting with Hope), her first book (Hope for Today, Promises for Tomorrow:Finding Light Beyond the Shadow of Miscarriage or Infant Loss), National Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day and Month, and why her story (and the millions like it) matters to Living Out Our Pro-Life.

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Also, please check out the very moving piece written by Jen Green that we mention at www.personhoodiowa.com/personhood-jen-green-hope-loss-red-maple.

 

Tim & Rebekah also talk about the many opportunities you have to support ministries and organizations, especially at this time of year. Please go to www.prolifeeventsiowa.com to learn more.

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Life Right Now Podcast 10-18-14

On this week’s show:

  • A few weeks ago, we were looking for leaders in the battle for life…we may have just found a couple!
    • Jonathan Narcisse, candidate for governor from the Iowa Party joins us to tell us why this is a non-partisan issue and why it’s so important to him and all of us. You can check his website out at http://www.narcisseforgovernor.com/ or call Jonathan directly at 515.770.1218.

    • Shawn Dietz, candidate for Iowa Senate District 27 also joins us to talk about his courageous stand and how it might cost him the election. Hint: it has more to do with his “friends” than enemies. Find out more about Shawn at http://www.dietz4iowa.com/. Find a moving piece Shawn wrote about an interaction he had with a friend that is post-abortive here: http://www.dietz4iowa.com/#!blog-now-i-am-against-it/c1atp
  • Don’t forget about all of the great opportunities for you to “Live Out Your Pro-Life” this week and the coming days: find out how, when,  & where at: www.prolifeeventsiowa.com.
    • THIS WEEK: Join Rebekah & Tim at one of our tables at Informed Choice of Iowa’s banquet in Des Moines on Friday night (24th). Look for ‘Tim Overlin‘ as the table host at either, the Life Right Now or Personhood Iowa table: www.informedchoiceia.org

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Life Right Now Podcast 10-11-14

On this weeks show:

  • Rebekah & Tim discuss the story of Brittany Maynard and the ramifications.
    • Special guest experts join us to give their perspective.
      • Pastor Michael Demastus from Fort Des Moines Church of Christ. www.godsfort.org
      • Melanie Berte-Hickey MPS, LMSW, VP of Mission, Ethics, and Community Benefit at Saint Jude Hospice. www.saintjudehospice.org
    • Kara Tippetts’ beautiful, loving, and truthful response can be found here.
    • The writer, Wesley J Smith, and the resources that Tim refers to on the show…great background and in-depth analysis of this most difficult issue found here.

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Life Right Now Podcast 10-04-14

On this week’s show:

  • No trucker jokes. 😉
  • Update and follow up commentary from our 9/20 show.
    • Tim’s column at Personhood Iowa for your perusal.
        • US Senate debate opinions. Here is the debate, if you so desire (hint: Life discussion is towards the end and the chicken lawsuit is almost last):

    • Plus, bonus “What is Personhood?” refresher from Rebekah.
    • PLEASE contact your representatives! In particular the two vying for US Senate. Let them know how you think they did when discussing the issue of life!
      • Sen. Ernst (http://www.joniforiowa.com/):
        • Contact: For press related inquiries or to contact the campaign, please email info@joniforiowa.com. To send a contribution through the mail, please send checks to: Joni For Iowa PO Box 93441 Des Moines, IA 50393 To contact the campaign by phone, call 515-278-5613.
      • Rep. Braley (http://www.brucebraley.com/):
        • 310 3rd Street SE
          Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
          Phone: 319-364-2288 Email: info@brucebraley.com
  • Tolerance from the “tolerance crowd”…and a worldview wrapped up in 140 characters.
    • Jessa Duggar of 19 Kids and Counting fame causes quite a stir!
      • Below is the Instagram in question and a decidedly different take from the Huffington Post. What do you think?
        I walked through the Holocaust Museum again today… very sobering. Millions of innocents denied the most basic and fundamental of all rights–their right to life. One human destroying the life of another deemed “less than human.” Racism, stemming from the evolutionary idea that man came from something less than human; that some people groups are “more evolved” and others “less evolved.” A denying that our Creator–GOD–made us human from the beginning, all of ONE BLOOD and ONE RACE, descendants of Adam. The belief that some human beings are “not fit to live.” So they’re murdered. Slaughtered. Kids with Down syndrome or other disabilities. The sickly. The elderly. The sanctity of human life varies not in sickness or health, poverty or wealth, elderly or pre-born, little or lots of melanin [making you darker or lighter skinned], or any other factor. “If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not He that pondereth the heart consider it? and He that keepeth thy soul, doth not He know it? and shall not He render to every man according to his works?” (Proverbs 24:10-12) May we never sit idly by and allow such an atrocity to happen again. Not this generation. We must be a voice for those who cannot speak up for themselves. Because EVERY LIFE IS PRECIOUS. #ProLife

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    • ProLife Across America’s billboards continually vandalized. The sad, but not surprising, language of hate:
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    • And right here in our own back yard. Journalism students at Drake University (Rebekah’s Alma mater, BTW) in central Des Moines come face to face with the ugly intolerance of this crowd. Read their own coverage here.
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Life Right Now Podcast 9-27-14

On this week’s show:

  • Special Guest, Rachel Owen Director of Informed Choice of Iowa, joins Rebekah & Tim to talk about a whole host of great news AND some exciting announcements!
    • Nearly 100%?! AWESOME!
    • Charlie is coming to Des Moines! How can you help?
    • Five, count ’em, Five banquets in one week! There should be no excuse to not be able to attend and hear the truly inspirational story of Gail McWilliams! Please click on the banner and sign up…NOW! 🙂

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  • Rebekah teases the sequel to a powerful and award-winning shot film…ReMoved.

Watch the original:

And the funding request for the sequel:

ReMoved Part Two update 2 (shorter) from HESCHLE on Vimeo.

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The Language of Abortion…Confusion

Please take a few moments and watch a brilliant demonstration of the ridiculous language that pro-abortion advocates use…and sadly, sometimes we let them get away with.

 

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