January 31, 2011....our very first day in business. And now here we are on January 31, 2016. Five years later, nearly 1000 clients later and God has proven to be bigger than all of our dreams with Journey to Hope. We are blessed indeed. Long had been my dream of having a counseling private practice. As I considered the empty spaces of Journey to Hope before there was any furniture, I remember walking the room and praying for any and all who might come. And praying that they would indeed come. On January 31, we opened the doors and our schedule was completely full. This beautiful phenomenon has continued to occur every single week from then until now. The faithfulness of God to us has allowed us to hold hope for others until they can hope again.
It is still my habit as soon as I arrive at the office to pause a moment at each chair and pray over whoever might come in, what they are facing, and for God to be greater in their lives as we journey together. That my words will be His words. Praying with a client is also the way I end each session, asking for God to strengthen and protect them until I see them again. So very thankful to be at the beginning of a new year and I can't wait to see what God will do in all of our lives. Blessings, Susie