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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]

Titus 2: Bridging the ‘Generational Gap’ (Conclusion)

August 23, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th This month, this column has served as a recap of a Mother’s Board Luncheon sponsored by the Progressive Baptist Church, Milwaukee, the Rev. Walter J. Lanier, Pastor. Progressive placed a focus on a much-needed solutions for a problem plaguing many churches, and that is bridging… [Read More]

Titus 2 Mentoring (Week 2)

August 10, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th This month this column is highlighting a Mother’s Board Luncheon sponsored by the Progressive Baptist Church (Milwaukee). Their emphasis was Titus 2 Mentoring and Bridging the Generational Gap. This week, tips will be provided for the Older Woman (mentor) and then to the Younger Woman… [Read More]