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Marriage Takes Practice

Marriage Takes Practice

My 13-year-old son recently attended a Harlem Globetrotters basketball game with my father as a Christmas gift. He returned from the game eager to share his amazement of the spectacle he had just witnessed. Story after story of the skill and entertainment flowed from his lips. I asked him how he thought the players hadRead more

Does It Bring Joy?

Does It Bring Joy?

These last two months have been a crazy season of sickness for our family. One illness after another keeps taking us down, and usually a few at a time. Things seemed to be looking up until a week ago. Andrew (4) came down with a cough. Then Matthew (6) spiked a fever. Next Chris andRead more

When Jesus is More Patient than Mommy

When Jesus is More Patient than Mommy

Thanksgiving day was a whirlwind with a flurry of cooking, eating, hosting and interacting with family members. As the day began to wind down, I was sitting with my sons reading bedtime stories and praying. At one point I asked the boys to each share something with Jesus they feel thankful for. Andrew (4) immediatelyRead more

Rare Resource Brings Joy to the World

Rare Resource Brings Joy to the World

Life Model Works released a new resource this year, Rare Leadership: 4 Uncommon Habits that Increase Trust, Joy, and Engagement in the People You Lead.  The official launch took place at Annual Gathering 2016 in April and the book’s core teaching was the focal point. The entire conference is available on DVD. Dr. Jim Wilder of LifeRead more

Reset My Normal Negative Perspective on Life in 30-45 Days? Seriously?!

Reset My Normal Negative Perspective on Life in 30-45 Days? Seriously?!

  This is the 4th Blog in the series, “Bringing Joy to the World,” highlighting how Life Model Works has positively impacted individuals, couples, families, churches, communities and the world in 2016!     In 21st century society, things move fast – I can message my friend in Uganda as quickly as if she wereRead more

This Stuff Really Works!

This Stuff Really Works!

This is the 3rd Blog in the series, “Bringing Joy to the World,” highlighting how Life Model Works has positively impacted individuals, couples, families, churches, communities and the world in 2016!   This stuff really works! Initially I assumed that all this “brain science” stuff was just another form of Christian self-help that would likelyRead more

Bringing Joy to the World: Families

Bringing Joy to the World: Families

This is the 2nd Blog in the series, “Bringing Joy to the World,” highlighting how Life Model Works has positively impacted individuals, couples, families, churches, communities and the world in 2016! Duane Sherman is Acquisitions Editor of Strategic Partnerships at Moody Publishers. Today he shares part of his story and how Life Model has affectedRead more

Bringing Joy to the World: Marriages

Bringing Joy to the World: Marriages

Life Model Works has made significant impacts in key relationships this year, and the following testimony is proof that the Life Model brings joy to marriages! ————————————– Feeling trapped, my wife Vicki and I called Life Model counselor Conrad Beaulieu, who explained that progress in our low-joy relationship would require that a mutual friend joinRead more

One Pastor’s Perspective about Starting Joy in Your Neighborhood This Halloween

One Pastor’s Perspective about Starting Joy in Your Neighborhood This Halloween

  First, let’s get this one out of the way for parents. Parents, if you grew up in the United States and so did your parents, maybe even your grandparents, then if you celebrate Halloween as the American traditional holiday it was when you or your parents or your grandparents were kids, you’ve got itRead more

Changing Our Low-Joy Nation

Changing Our Low-Joy Nation

How is your joy level lately? Your gladness quotient? High? How is your shalom going? Everything alright or going to be alright in your world? Are you in synch with God and others? Well then, stay away from media, social media, and conversations with people around you. At least for the next few weeks. WeRead more

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