What is the Life Model?

The Life Model is a unifying approach to the ministries of counseling, recovery, pastoral care, prayer ministry, deliverance, inner healing, child rearing, body life and health. The Life Model is a multigenerational model of redemption and maturity from conception to death. While the Life Model incorporates the best in science and medicine, we were careful […]

Our Capacity for Joy Increases with Age

Let me get this out of the way immediately. This blog post is for those who are older. But if you are younger…it’s a clarion call to a future filled with joy. OK, let’s start with an important fact… We are all going to die. This is going to be joyful? That’s right, no matter what […]

Joy-Plants Becoming an Invasive Species

On the bottom of my website, you will find a statement about my Life Coaching that says I “utilize philosophies from Life Model Works”. You will also discover the concepts of joy and relational skills woven through my entire business. Every client I meet with, every group I run- I am implementing, practicing, and teaching […]

How I Went from "Cradle Christian" to "Woe is Me"

I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts!” (Isaiah 6:5) I feel like I’m going through a mini version of what happened to Isaiah when he saw God […]

Who am I? (Hint: The Answer Should Be Joyful!)

Who am I? It’s not just a question that I need to fill out on an “About Me” page, nor is it an easily answered question. Each one of us is constantly on a journey of discovering who we are. Often, we use what others say (both vocally and through their reactions and behavior) about […]

Avoiding Unforeseen Disasters

Time after time churches, ministries and missions experience unforeseen disasters from the inside out. No one pays attention to the enemy within their gates. Well-meaning but untrained congregants and church boards place highly educated individuals into positions of authority. These men and women are likable. Their sermons are inspiring. Their personalities are alluring. These new […]