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Good stewards – Recycling for sustainability (Week 1)

June 28, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “God spoke: “Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature. So, they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the cattle, And, yes, Earth itself…” – Gen. 1:26 (MSG) God is the owner… [Read More]

Total forgiveness: Forgiving self (Conclusion)

June 21, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th This writer served as the final conference presenter during the Spiritual Enrichment Women’s Retreat in May 2018 sponsored by the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Milwaukee. The topic was: “The Journey to Self-Forgiveness” intended to encourage participants to forgive themselves. Self-forgiveness has been described as the… [Read More]

Total forgiveness: Don’t blame God (Week 3)

June 14, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th This month, this column is looking at “Forgiveness” and especially emphasizing a Spiritual Enrichment Women’s Retreat sponsored by the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Milwaukee. The overall theme was: “Godly Women Forgive Totally.” Tammy Porter, the retreat’s coordinator, expounded about why some people blame God for… [Read More]

Total Forgiveness (Week 2)

June 7, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “Everyone thinks forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they need to forgive!” – C.S. Lewis As noted last week, this month this column is looking at “Forgiveness” highlighting a Spiritual Enrichment Women’s Retreat sponsored by Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Milwaukee. The overall theme was: “Godly… [Read More]

Total Forgiveness (Week 1)

May 31, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “To err is human, but to forgive is divine.” – Alexander Pope Last month an informative and relevant women’s retreat was sponsored by the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Rev. Louis E. Sibley, Pastor. The conference was held at Green Lake Conference Center using a theme… [Read More]

Mothers – A special gift from God (Conclusion)

May 23, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th In 1 Thessalonians 2:7, Paul used mothers to describe God’s love for Israel. “But we were gentle among you, like a nursing mother, as one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you.” Paul was describing the gentle, comforting nature of mothers. Paul made… [Read More]

Mothers – A special gift from God (Week three)

May 17, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908 when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in West Virginia. She then began a campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognized holiday in the United States. Jarvis’ holiday has since been adopted by other countries and… [Read More]

Mothers – A special gift from God (Week two)

May 10, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th This month we are celebrating motherhood. Mothers do not come in a “onesize/ fit all” package, but every mother is special in her own right. In continuation of this month’s celebration of motherhood, the following are “10 Reasons Why Mothers Are Important” published in Psychology… [Read More]

Mothers – A special gift from God (Week One)

May 3, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother” – (John 19:25a) Last month believers were reminded how Jesus hung impaled on the Cross with life slowly oozing out of His body, and how His mother stood nearby watching. To different people in the Gospel account… [Read More]

National Autism Awareness Month (Conclusion)

April 26, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th This month, this column has placed the spotlight on autism to raise awareness. There is nothing more frustrating to a parent than when they get ‘the evil eye’ when their child has an emotional meltdown or outburst in public. It is often not due to… [Read More]