November 16, 2022

An antique table sat in the darkened corner deep within the attic of an old, decrepit home until one day it was discovered by someone who had an eye for natural beauty and a craftsman’s hand.  As the master carpenter brought the table into the light, he noticed the deep scars of neglect as well as the worn and faded stain that once made it look priceless. To the average eye, this table didn’t appear to be of any value to anyone.  Yet the master carpenter knew that the real value of the table was priceless.  He tenderly loaded the table bringing it home with him while being mindful of its frail and weak frame.  His intent was to begin the intentional process of restoration. 

We are pliable clay in the masterful hands of the potter

We are too often like this antique table.  We have experienced the deepest and darkest wounds of emotional pain, doubt, sin, and brokenness.  We experience feelings of being forgotten, worthlessness, or even self-hatred.  When anyone looks our way, we believe that all they can see are the scars left by the pains of the past.  We fear that they see the weary and worn-out desperation that we feel.   

But God, who is faithful and good, merciful, and full of grace, sees the real value of his son and daughter.  He draws us back to himself with His Spirit and begins the process of intentional restoration.  What we have neglected, our relationship with Him, He masterfully works to restore fulfilling His promise to finish the work that He has begun in us.  We are pliable clay in the masterful hands of the Potter.  He is crafting and restoring a marvelous, priceless work.  He renews our minds with His tender instruction, opens our eyes to His power and might, and stirs our hearts with conviction and commitment.  All the while, we are being transformed, we are being renewed, we are being restored to an identity, a walk, a life, that is abundantly full in our love for Him and His love for us.

Too often we allow the hurts of the past, the hopes of tomorrow, and the pressures of conformity to be our sole source of identity.  Life is hard.  Its hardships tend to wear on us, causing depression, guilt, shame, anger, fear, hopelessness . . . Brokenness.  We then see ourselves in the light of that brokenness where we tend to look scarred up, useless, and worn out.  But we are not to believe those lies.  In the eyes of our Heavenly Father, we are not useless nor worn out, we are priceless.  In his hands, we are a masterpiece and are to walk restored.

Training and Discipleship

The Cord of 3 training and discipleship program serves the community by offering educational seminars on various mental health and related topics (parenting subjects, coping with loss, warning signs of addiction) as well as conferences, retreats, and seminars for area churches on matters that pertain to God’s design for the family.

Counselor Education & Supervision

Cord of 3’s Counselor education and supervision program is deigned to support interns who are completing their master’s degree, counselors who are working toward licensure, and professionals who are working to integrate their Chritian faith into their clinical practice.

Equine Therapy

Cord of 3’s equine therapy program is designed for individuals ages 7 and up as well as women ages 13+ and families. Equine therapy can help individuals and families overcome challenges, cuiltivate healthy relational skills, build trust, improve interpersonal and behavioral functioning, and create positive self-concept and identity in Christ.

Play God’s Way

A Christ-centered play therapy model to meet teh spiritual, emotional, and mental health needs of children. Through play therapy, children learn to accept responsibility for behavior, engage in healthy coping strategies, acquire problem-solving skills, develop empathy for others, and gain an understanding of identity in mChrist.


Addictions always originate in pain… The question is never ‘why the addiction?,’ but rather ‘why the pain?’” (Dr. Gabor Maté). Counselors can help those struggling with addictions address underlying painful issues and then break the addictive patterns.

Child & Adolescent

Behavioral issues at home or in school often have an underlying cause, such as trauma, depression, anxiety, or other mental health conditions. The experienced staff at Cord of 3 meets each child with love, builds trust, and applies effective treatment that approaches the root cause of the behavior.

Marriage & Family

As in couple’s counseling, family counseling focuses on the relationship and dynamics within the family unit and between the individual members of it. Counselors will help clients identify unhealthy or unhelpful patterns, and to address them by developing healthier communication and conflict resolutions skills, create realistic expectations, and restructure familial roles to benefit everyone. The ultimate goal is to help the family be better able to thrive as a team.


Every person will at some point have at least one potentially traumatic experience, but this doesn’t impact everyone in the same ways. When struggling to process and move on from negative life experiences, therapy offers a powerful method of finding support and healing.


Individual counseling can help overcome the sometimes overwhelming fear and hopelessness by helping you better understand the conditions that led to the emotional brokenness you are experiencing, and applying healthy coping skills against them.