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The loneliness epidemic (Week 3)

March 14, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “If your life is empty, fill it with Christ.” – Woodrow Kroll The subject of loneliness was once a relatively ignored subject; now in recent years, this subject has clearly become one of the most important subjects of interest and concern in our society today…. [Read More]

Correction: Zion Hill MBC celebrates women for Black History Month

March 14, 2019

On Sunday, February 24, 2019, Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church hosted its annual Black History program at the church, 1825 W. Hampton Ave. This year’s Black History Program theme was “Celebrating Women,” and featured a special tribute to music icon Aretha Franklin. As part of the event four outstanding women and church members were honored… [Read More]

The loneliness epidemic (Week 2)

March 7, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.” – Psalm 25:6 Loneliness has been around since the time of human existence; however, lately research has soured on the issue of loneliness and thus has increased the attention on this… [Read More]

The loneliness epidemic (Week 1)

February 28, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th In 2010, AARP published a report Loneliness Among Older Adults: A National Survey of Adults 45+ showing that a little over one-third (35 percent) of the 3,000 survey respondents were categorized as lonely reporting significant bouts of loneliness. The study also found that lonely respondents… [Read More]

Black History Month: Joining the fight for social justice (Conclusion)

February 21, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Last year on April 4, 2018 marked the 50th year anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination…. [Read More]

Black History Month: Joining the fight for social justice – Human Trafficking (Week 3)

February 14, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human trafficking, a trade in humans most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor or commercial… [Read More]

Black History Month: Joining the fight for social justice – Homelessness (Week 2)

February 7, 2019

“Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Homelessness in communities across America is a problem most people are aware exists but few actually experience it firsthand. Housing is the key, according to the National Alliance… [Read More]

Black History Month: Joining the fight for social justice (Week 1)

January 31, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Churches have long since acknowledged their role as being social activists as recognized in Scripture, which calls every… [Read More]

A New Year’s resolution: Bible study (Week 5)

January 24, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “…but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31 Whenever we enter into a New Year, there is normally the… [Read More]

A New Year’s resolution: Bible study (Week 4)

January 17, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11 There are many suggestions given at this time of the year in order… [Read More]