Happy happenings here at Seeds!
I am so happy, I just have to share the news! Seeds of Hope Counseling just got bigger! It was part of the plan all along to reach as many families as possible, but now I can do more, I mean --we can do more. I love the sound of that, the we part. It's no longer just me in the office, with the vision and the desire. We has become 3! In a blink, God decided to expand our influence and I am so excited for what this means! It means- more healthy families, more kids finding freedom, more teens knowing their purpose, more seeds being planted! I share my happiness in no boasting way for this has nothing to do with me or what I have done. God deserves the praise and so I am giving it to Him. It's not a coincidence how all this went down either. I know for sure He directed me here. I have clients ask me all the time how I know when things are God's plan or my own. This is very hard at times to discern. Let me just explain the story, so you will also know. Less than a year ago I was still seeing clients out of my home. I was seeing so many clients my neighbors (and boys) were complaining. I held on as long as I could to working at home, but eventually it was obvious I needed to move. God was nudging me forward. In faith, I opened this location in Shrewsbury. Within 2 months, I was full---overfull, maxed to the max with clients to the point of seeing them everyday and night. Thoughts of expansion began, but again I pushed them off. God kept speaking to me. He wanted me to move forward. So I began my search but with reservations. I was unsure if I really wanted this. Things were fine just as they were I thought. Even so, I interviewed many therapists over the next couple of months. None of them felt right. I decided to stop, take a break from interviewing, even took my ad off of Indeed. I prayed for God to show me direction and decided to just let it be. A month later, I received 2 calls in the same week. One from a therapist who heard about me from someone and looked up my website. She asked me if I was still hiring. The second call was from another therapist who learned about Seeds of Hope from someone who interviewed with me earlier that summer. Neither of these inquiries came from the "normal" job finding process. They seemed to be random, just out of the blue. I agreed to meet with them, but still thought I wasn't going to hire anyone just yet. God had other plans. He knew what I was looking for and He dropped it right out of the sky for me. It was so obvious, so easy I didn't even think twice. Without hesitation I hired them both. Amazingly enough (or not so really, why do we always doubt God), both therapists met all of my requirements, or the things I was really wanting (both Moms, both experienced, both older but younger, both Christians with servant hearts, both wanting to work with children, both family oriented, both playful, both wanting to learn more but independent and fully equipped on their own). God gave me everything I prayed for times 2! I still am humbled by this. This wasn't random, I know it was a gift from Him. Happy doesn't really explain the feeling I feel. In awe of His mercy and at peace is more like it. Sometimes you just know its right, because you feel this. Please help me welcome the therapists God has given.....checkout the new, updated website with their info!
Stacey Lewis, MA
Family Therapist. Wife.