Updated: Jun 22
I have had people ask why I chose to become a counselor. Why did I choose to go back to school while my children were babies? Why do I take late night phone calls, schedule appointments at odd hours, and spend my time off praying for my families? The simple answer is love.
In August of 2008 I woke up with urgency with something on my heart. As I prayed through it, I realized that God was beckoning me to go to school to get my degree. It started my journey to becoming a therapist. My heart ached for families who were divided and in crisis. I knew my purpose was to help rebuild families.
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In 2014 I wrote this in my prayer journal and I feel like it articulates my reason for my work:
Love is the center of everything we do. It is the core – the energizer, the nucleus, the power to perform. Without love all ministry is done in vain – it is of the flesh. Works. Dead. Love is the living water that rushes in and heals wounds – the treats the heart, where the core of wounds lie. Love is malleable. It converts from a feeling to a vessel. It is a mode of transportation for healing l it is the substance through which God speaks. Allow love to grow in you, to rule over you and reign in you. Love is cleansing. It drives out contaminants like strife and bitterness. Rebellion flees. Love is a platform for growth. It provides a foundation for hope and peace to grow. It stabilizes faith and trust. Love is communicated in all you do. Tenderness in the eyes. A gentle spoken word. An act of service. Love is a bridge. It connects the strong to the weak. The hurting to the healer. The broken to the source of life. When you keep love at the center, all things are possible. Pieces come together, and good things are accomplished.
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