Counseling Corner Archives

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]

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]

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 2)

January 10, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; His mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” – Lamentations 3:22-23 In the midst of making your New Year’s resolutions, let me suggest that at the top of your… [Read More]

2018 Year In Review

November 29, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th 2018 has been a WOW! kind of year. Regardless of what side of the table you sit on, we can agree at least on one thing: 2018 has been an interesting, exciting, challenging and somewhat chaotic year. While it is easy to focus on the… [Read More]

#Season of giving (Week 3)

November 15, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th The Salvation Army includes social justice as part of its ministry work. God’s people have also recognized their responsibility toward social ministry. We are to care for others because Jesus directed us to do so. Some of the ways we can engage in the works… [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 (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]