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Angel Counseling Life Station

http://www.angelcounseling.info

http://www.facebook.com/AngelCounseling

Angel Counseling Life Station is a place where individuals may come for pastoral counseling.  We provide individual pastoral counseling sessions, also, couples counseling, generational deliverance counseling and any other specific biblical based counseling that may be needed or desired.

Owner/Business Partner Linda Stanhope – 717-638-8703, linda.angelcounseling@gmail.com

Business Partner-Julie Lawson –   julie.angelarmor@gmail.com

Linda and Julie are both certified pastoral counselors through Emerge Counseling Services/Ministries in Akron Ohio. Linda has served as a pastoral counselor at Freedom Christian Counseling Services housed at Freedom Valley Church, Gettysburg Pennsylvania for the past 6 years and has an Associate’s Degree in Human Services, Harrisburg Area Community College 2007.

From Linda’s personal Facebook page: I meet with clients who are searching for ways they can bridge the gap between living in this world and everything it brings, and understanding who they are in Christ. I encourage others to search the Lord and learn of His ways. We, together walk through their hurts and disappointments toward a place that brings not only peace, but understanding and fulfillment in their calling. As my clients have ventured out and placed themselves on the road that leads to life and that abundant life for which Jesus paid the price, I respectfully and prayerfully help lead them toward that goal. It is only with His guidance that this is accomplished. I remain in His service.

Angel Counseling is a part of the Angel Armor Business Network. Angel Armor is an Inspirational Jewelry company founded by Julie Lawson in 2011. Julie and Linda work together at the jewelry company creating original and uniquely beautiful pieces.  The story of the beginnings of the company can be found online at http://www.angelarmor.com   the website offers an online store where the jewelry may be purchased. There is also a blog page. Each blog entry is an offering to our friends and customers to get to know us a little better and also be encouraged. Take a look and please share your thoughts in the comments area.

Our ultimate goal is to find a facility to house our Life Station; a place where folks may come and enjoy a cup of coffee and some “me” time, to relax or just to sit and chat with friends who will also be stopping by. We will be offering a homey friendly environment in which to take a break for a few minutes just to reflect, read or listen to music. Whatever is needed for you to refuel and continue on your day.  We will also regularly offer workshops and “how to” classes.  Currently, we are holding counseling sessions at Linda’s church just north of Gettysburg. For information please call! We will be happy to talk with you!

Thank you so much!  Linda (white shirt) and Julie(blue dress)    l (70)

 

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Renewal, rebirth, redeemed, re-positioned, rebuild, reconciled, etc. etc. etc.

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Today is the first day of Spring!!! Yippee! We are coming into my favorite time of year! Signs of renewal and rebirth are soon going to be seen everywhere! As I drive through the apple orchards here in south  central Pennsylvania with my 4 year  old grandson, we rehearse the stages the apple trees go through during each season. All winter long we have seen the bare branches of the numerous trees that line row after row over the rolling hills. We talk about the next step, buds, that will be coming soon, and the next step which will bring the beautiful blossoms and then the leaves and so forth until those trees are full of ripe red apples that will be picked when the air is again cool and the ground begins to get frosty.

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Like the trees and plants that are getting ready for rebirth, we too have the great opportunity to make some new plans for our own lives. Rebirth and renewal and all the other words that begin with the prefix re come with our re-lationship with God. Jesus is the redeemer, the one who brings us to a place of realigning ourselves, spirit first, then soul (mind will emotions) and then body.

What a great opportunity to be re-positioned to the One who created us! In his letter to the Romans chapter 12, Paul says: Therefore, I urge you, brothers in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God-this is your spiritual act of worship. 2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Sometimes, we need to re-do the patterns in our lives that we ourselves have set. Changing habits, or ways of thinking is not always easy, but none the less, when we do, we then line up with what God says and find the road, be it rocky or smooth, a road that leads us forward.

How about you? Are you considering some re’s in your life? At Angel Counseling, we understand what this means. If you would like to talk about some of the things that you are facing and changing, we are here to help you. Feel free to send us an email or comment.  We would love to hear from you.

The Journey

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As we take a step into the journey called LIFE we can be overtaken by some of the things we see, do and feel. Not only are we influenced by events that happen to us, but the things that go on around us impact us as well. So many emotions and thoughts swirl about in our minds. Opinions are formed and truths are set in place.

The world in which we live can be a difficult place to separate what we perceive as truth from what the truth may in reality be. One person’s way of thinking may differ from ours simply because of our experiences. What we like or dislike for example. Where we want to live or the foods we want to eat, how we want to raise our children or take care of our own wants and needs for example.

The reality is that God has given us so much. The world can be a big scary place, but it is also His creation. He gave us His Word so that we can be guided and kept on track while living life. Life is what He has given us. Living life to the fullest is His desire for us. Have we gotten a bit off track? Well, to say the least, we do not live in paradise any more! But, we can take a look at where we are, what we think and who we are portraying ourselves to be. There are wonderful truths that can often seem hidden from us that can bring us to a place of  living in that fullness. And yes, despite the things that we have seen or experienced that have somehow twisted our view of others and ourselves, He still calls us Overcomers!

Wow, overcome! Live life to the fullest! Exactly! It is time to take a look and really see just what it is that may be holding us back from this life of the Overcomer. That may be a challenge, but it is worthwhile, not only for us but for those in our lives who see us each and every day. Those who we influence by how we are living. Is it time? Let’s step over into that place where we allow the God of the Universe to influence us.

Are there places you have stepped into that have moved you toward being that Overcomer? If so, we would love to hear about it. Do you consider yourself an Overcomer now? What does that mean to you?  Or maybe you are one who sees that goal way over in the distance. Would you like to move in a little closer? If so, we invite you to join us on the Journey.

Next time, The God of the Re!