Challenge coins are often given for special achievements, recognition, or to promote morals and bring unity to a team. Although I am unable to give you my challenge coin in the traditional way, it is important to me that you receive mine. You’ve been on my mind for the last two years because without you I wouldn’t be where I am today. You helped me overcome many obstacles, set boundaries, and fight for myself. Becoming a police officer would not have been possible without all the painful hours you spent with me, challenging me to press in and grow. With you I found the healing I needed to emotionally mature and gain control of my emotions and truly understand forgiveness and the importance it played in my life. Keri, thank you for loving Jesus the way you do and allowing me to witness that love. I will love you forever. You’ll always be a pivotal part of my story.
Samantha (January 2022)
I just wanted you to know I was thinking of you today and just truly thanking God for you. It is such a breath of fresh air to truly find a faithful servant who loves the Lord and leads by example. Thank you for allowing the Lord to use you everyday to heal His people.
Kendra (April 2022)
I was so blessed today, thank you for all your help.
John (June 2022)
I just wanted you to know that you changed my life and the world I live in. I see things in a different and better light, and you taught me coping skills that have helped me through so much! I know the Lord will continue to bless you for all you have done for me and so many others.
Judy (September 2019)
Thank you for being you! I really appreciate your advice and guidance through my circumstances. Thank you for your wisdom and encouragement, all the time and attention that you gave to me, and for your generous heart. Words alone cannot express my gratitude for you helping me through the hardest time in my life.
Jess (March 2019)
I definitely don’t tell you enough how much of a light and a love you have been to my life! I appreciate you deeply!
Charlotte (January 2020)
Thank you! You’ve helped me in so many many ways. Because of you:
I forgive myself, I no longer rely on medication for anxiety, through your encouragement I have a relationship with Christ, I know He loves me, and I find ways to look at the positives in the difficult situations.
Christy (January 2019)
After one session, I feel 1 million times better! God is so good. Thank you for allowing him to use you the way he does!
I very much enjoy our sessions. I always look forward to meeting with you and I didn’t get a chance to tell you that today. Thank you so much for really caring about us and for being such an awesome counselor! We love you.
Heather and Paul
I just wanted you to know that you are really, really, really, good at your job! And you are a really, really, really incredible person! And you are truly a gift from God in my life! Thank you for being obedient through your own pain because you are helping me and so many other do the same through their pain!
It has been quite some time since we last talked, I came to see you,
or I have written you an email.
I thought now was as good of a time as any to tell you thank you.
Thank you for allowing your life to be surrendered to our Lord
and Savior in a way that that brings Him glory.
It has been almost a year now since the messy part of my life began, and I am happy to say
that I feel like I am shinning still because of all the people who were there to love on
me and guide me back to the cross.
11 months ago, I was a mess. Torn apart by the actions of my wife at the time. I didn’t
know how to carry on or feel whole. Then God brought you into my life. He showed me
that love doesn’t need to be self-seeking. That I am cherished because
I am a child of God, not because of the actions that I perform here on earth.
He taught me through you about forgiving, and living my life as a sacrifice for
what he sacrificed for me. Not with selfish ambitions, or with prideful revenge.
I spent hours crying with you, hours thinking about the conversations we had,
and hours trying to forgive. It was such a blessing to have you there as a
friend and a sister trying to help me heal and allowing the spirit to move
in both of our lives. It revolutionized my life for the better and has lead
me to place that I now call home.
Thank you. Thank you for helping me to be able to grasp that God is still God.
That Jesus can use the broken and wounded to serve his people. That no
person should take their self-worth from the situations that they are in
while a part of this world.
Keri, it was truly a pleasure developing a friendship with you. I hope it
was even 1% as impactful on your life as it was on mine. I didn’t think
I would ever get to the place that I am at today, but because of Jesus’
love and blood, I am standing strong and happy today.
Love and blessings,
I feel a heavy hearted burden lifted off my heart! Love you, Keri! I am eternally
grateful for your direction and encouragement and how you have helped my
family. Everyone loves you! I think God has gifted you with so many
talents. You are discerning, relate-able, compassionate, and show grace and
you are REAL! Your heart comes through in every interaction and you always
give credit to the Lord and point others to His love. I think you’re amazing.
Donna and Bob
I have been blessed beyond measure through your counseling ministry!
When I began therapy with you, I did not understand how wounded I was
and the role that I played in the problems from which I was suffering.
Your counseling ministry took a multifaceted approach, using traditional
therapeutic principles, “Theophostic Therapy”, prophetic words of
knowledge and “heavenly downloads” for me that were lead by the Holy Spirit
and prayer with me and for me, that lead to me becoming free from the
toxic behavior that held me captive to what I was going through. Not
only that, counseling through your ministry allowed me to see my spouse
in a Biblical light. I began to understand that my spouse is loved and
cherished by God. My spouse is fearfully and wonderfully made. And most
important, I was reminded that I don’t fight against flesh and blood,
but that I have spiritual weapons that are mighty (through God) for the
pulling down of strongholds. Holy Spirit has given me the power to
capture every thought and make them obedient to Christ.
Thank you for your Christ-centerd counseling ministry. Ii was invaluable
to me! I am so much happier and walking in freedom that I could not
imagine before I engaged in and completed therapy with you.
May God continue to expand and bless “The Mustard Seed” abundantly
beyond what you could have ever dreamed or imagined!
Thank you, Keri, for being such a faithful daughter of the Most High
I was in counseling with Keri for 3 years. I came to Keri because I knew that
I had to finally, after many years of denial and stuffing a lot feelings and emotions,
talk to someone who had a relationship with Jesus!
Keri for me was truly an answer to my prayers!
I was raised in a preachers home. A preacher’s kid who was lonely, very insecure, low
self esteem and just wanted to be loved. My father was emotionally and verbally abusive.
My mom was very passive obedient preacher’s wife. She raised 6 children with some help
from my dad, but very little. And I never felt loved by her either.
Keri helped me to see that I am a Beloved daughter of the most High God.
That my true identity is in Jesus Christ. Satan has fed me a lot of lies about
my identity and especially the lie of thinking that I could be a lesbian because of my up
bringing and not really knowing who I was in Christ.
Keri and I talked about the Lord’s amazing Grace and His love and forgiveness.
So, I am very thankful that through her ministry at The Mustard Seed I am
on a journey that I never thought I would be on. One that I believe I will
be able to minister to others as Keri has ministered to me and still does.
Thank you for letting the Lord and Savior use you as an Earthly vessel: to bring me to freedom. As I was driving home, allowing our session to wash over me, I felt a lifting of weight off my being for the first time in years. Thank you and God Bless you and yours.
Thank you for helping our family. This isn’t much, but I wanted to give you something for what you’ve done. I hope that you have a wonderful week and I thank God every day for you.
With Love and Appreciation,
Thank you for everything you’ve done for me and helped me through. You’ve been the biggest blessing in my life.
Thank you for being such a blessing to me and my family. As discussed in many sessions, I adore you and I’m so glad you have stumbled across my path.
I just wanted to tell you that when I came in yesterday, I was really uptight and kind of down. When I left your office, I actually shed tears in my car. I felt hope for the first time in a long time. THANK YOU! You are doing a great job, and I am thankful God has led us to you.
– Katie and Rich
I just want you to know that I truly thank God for you. Thank you for all you do for HIM! His light and words shine through you. Love in Christ!
I can’t thank you enough for all you have done for Nathan and I. Thank you for praying for us and taking such a personal concern for him. We love you and appreciate you. You have such a loving heart, as Jesus does. Matthew 5:6, Heb 10:24, Luke 10:27.
Thank you for taking care of so many of God’s beloved children! May the blessings return to you a hundred fold!
Thank you for being a VESSEL. Thank you for sacrificing YOUR time & YOUR energy & YOUR prayer, in order to allow God to change OTHERS. There are not many people (particularly counselors), completely yielded to the Holy Spirit. I know you are fallible and I know you’re not perfect. But I also know you spend a LOT of hours relentlessly pursuing God, and that has benefited far more people than you. There’s no change in anyone comparable to the change the Holy Spirit can make. And you facilitate & allow that to happen because of your heart and pursuit of the Lord. Having tried a few other counselors, I can tell you that God has done more through you in a few sessions to directly affect my heart than any other counselor did. And there’s ONE reason for that…..because YOU ARE A VESSEL. You allow yourself to be poured out before Him so He can pour into and through you. You allow the Holy Spirit to speak through you to people when they might not be hearing as directly from Him. Because you allowed the Spirit to speak through you to me, He was able to more directly prompt me towards healing and a deeper communion with Him…and now I’m starting to hear more directly from Him again, myself. I also find myself ministering to other people with little things we’ve discussed…the main one being, ‘What emotion are you feeling, and what is it you’re believing?’ And I’m constantly telling people about you & to go see you (in addition to directing them to God, of course). As I said, not because you’re some ‘god’ or perfect in any way, but because you so relentlessly PURSUE God, that I can be confident that He will work through you in people’s lives! (As long as they’re open, willing & wanting that, too). I know that you probably get attacked like crazy from the enemy because of how many people the Spirit of God can reach through you. But REJOICE, my friend…REJOICE! For our God already has the victory over those attacks, and He will sustain you! And just remember, the eternal value that your are investing in is totally worth the temporary trail. Thank you for the sacrifices you make in your life to allow others to grow. I want to come visit your giant mansion in Heaven.
And…I’m quite sure you will never know (on this earth), just how many people you’ve helped or effected either directly or indirectly. But it’s a lot. Never stop seeking Jesus with the wild abandon that you do. The intimacy & fulfillment that’s found in that…in Him…is like nothing this world will ever offer. It’s worth every minute, every tear, every prayer.
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