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#Season of giving (Week 2)

November 8, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” – Prov. 11:25 The focus this month is on the Salvation Army and the charitable work they do as part of its ministry. Founded in 1865 by William Booth, the Salvation Army continues to… [Read More]

#Season of giving (Week 1)

November 1, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” – Prov. 11:25 This is the season of thanksgiving and giving. Since a thankful, grateful heart gives, you will be encouraged this month to find opportunities to give to others. Giving to others isn’t… [Read More]

Avoiding burnout: Warning signals (Conclusion)

October 25, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “…he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.” – Ps. 23:2b-3, NIV This series began reminding our readers that in today’s contemporary society, people are doing more and giving more of themselves than ever before. Burnout is real. Merriam-Webster defines “burnout” as “exhaustion… [Read More]

Avoiding burnout: Warning signals (Week 3)

October 18, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “…he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.” – Ps. 23:2b-3, NIV In continuation of the series “Avoiding Burnout,” it is important to know the signs to look for, the warning lights that signal burnout. In an article titled: Warning Signals You Can’t… [Read More]

Avoiding burnout (Week 2)

October 11, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “…he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.” – Ps. 23:2b-3, NIV This month this column is focusing on the topic of burnout for two reasons: First, to clarify the aspects of burnout and identify its work-related implications, including, but not limited to… [Read More]

Avoiding burnout (Week 1)

October 4, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “…he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.” Ps. 23:2b-3, NIV ‘I’m so burned out!’ ‘I need a vacation!’ ‘This stress is wearing me out!’ These and similar comments are often voiced by those who are stressed out and are close to burnout…. [Read More]

Fall is Here! #ANewSeason: Self-Care (Conclusion)

September 27, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.” – (Eccl. 3:1) Camille B. Lester is this week’s featured guest columnist. She wears many hats; she is a board-certified counselor/therapist, doctoral student, educator, and the esteemed daughter of Rev. Judith T…. [Read More]

Fall is coming! #ANewSeason: Week 3 – eat healthy!

September 13, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “Aprils have never meant much to me, autumn seem that season of beginning…” -Truman Capote This month’s series focus is on wiping the axiomatic slate clean and starting #ANew- Season by taking advantage of the opportunity to start afresh. The last two weeks, this writer… [Read More]

Fall is Coming! #ANewSeason: Week 2 – Exercise! (cont’d)

September 6, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “Autumn is the season of change.” -Chinese proverb Fall starts a new season as well as an opportunity for new beginnings. This month, this column is taking a look at ways to start afresh this new season by adding healthy habits to your regular schedule…. [Read More]

Fall is Coming! #ANewSeason: Week 1 – Exercise!

August 31, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” -F. Scott Fitzgerald On September 22, 2018, the fall season begins. Summer will be gone, the weather will begin to change, and a new fall television lineup will emerge. With any new season… [Read More]