Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers, they succeed. - Proverbs 15:22
The elementary counseling office is a warm and inviting space that has long been covered in active prayer and wise counsel. It feels like the comfort and security of a home away from home.
The source of grace, found in this space, resides in the hearts of the two women that inhabit it: Mrs. Autumn Jackson and Mrs. Trisha Snead.
Mrs. Jackson taught Spanish for 14 years before returning to school and completing her graduate degree in clinical psychology this past May. Like so many of our families and teachers, Mrs. Jackson feels she was called to Landmark and knows the Lord has His hand over Landmark. The work that He has placed on her heart for this season is “unity.” She shares, “I believe the Lord has always intended us to be a bright shining beacon of hope to the greater community. To achieve unity will require all of Landmark’s parts to work collectively and collaboratively together.”
But as it is, God arranged the members in the body, each one of them, as he chose. - 1 Corinthians 12:18
Mrs. Jackson applies God’s truth in her daily life. Her prayer: “I will only move and go, where you call me to go and for your purposes, Lord. You are the one true counselor, and children and families cannot be helped without your wisdom. As Solomon asked for wisdom, Lord, we ask that you give us the wisdom to help heal those hurting and in need. We can’t do this job without you in the driver’s seat, for you are the healing balm for us all.”
Mrs. Snead also embodies what it means to be a Landmark War Eagle. She chooses to serve others daily as she volunteers her professional credentials and first-hand experience as the mother of one of our senior students. Both women generously support our teachers’ work and partner with families to encourage students and build up the Landmark community through efforts focusing on collaboration and open discussion, dialogue, and mutual learning and support.
We all need to feel seen, validated, and affirmed for the parts we play in the body of Christ. Through the presence of these two servant leaders, we can offer tangible reassurance and a reminder to our parents: your children are seen, safe, affirmed, loved - and we are in this together.