“You may go through difficulty, hardship, or trial, but as long as you are anchored to him, you will have hope.” – Dr. Charles Stanley
Here at Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry, our mission is: Building hope and promoting healing and learning through faith-based counseling and support services. One might ask the question “How do I build hope?” For those who believe in God, the Bible tells us that faith comes by hearing the word of God. Why am I mentioning faith? Hebrews 11:1 tell us that faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. So you see, faith and hope goes hand in hand.
For centuries, the anchor has been a symbol of hope and steadfastness. The symbol of an anchor was adopted by early Christians. When they were persecuted and able to find safety and security, they also found hope.
As a licensed therapist, it is my hope that I encourage and help my clients to build their hope—in themselves and in God. For those who choose to have religion or spirituality as a part of their counseling, I provide practical education on ways to build their hope. For clients who do not wish to use religion or spirituality as a part of their counseling, I provide education on meditation, mindfulness and positive affirmations.
At Anchorpoint Counseling Ministry, we have a wide variety of services for children and adults. The whole family can be strengthened and forever changed as a result of our services. But, change starts with hope—the hope for a better day, the hope for a new start and the hope for a better tomorrow.
By: Sinika Calloway, LSW