Counseling Corner Archives

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]

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]

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]

National Autism Awareness Month (Week Four)

April 19, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th April is National Autism Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 1 percent of the world population has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (CDC, 2014) and the prevalence in the United States is estimated at 1 in 68 births. (CDC, 2014). There is… [Read More]

National Autism Awareness Month (Week Three)

April 12, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th This writer mentioned in the initial article of this series that the motivation for this series came from a co-worker whose grandson was diagnosed with autism. When my co-worker spoke with her daughter regarding her grandson’s perceived developmental delays, she immediately began looking for answers… [Read More]

National Autism Awareness Month (Week Two)

April 5, 2018

The Counseling Corner Every family should be allowed to attend the good old favorite pastime, the movies. Thanks to AMC and Marcus Theatres, children and adults living with autism and other special needs, have the ability to enjoy a movie night, too, with the availability of sensory friendly films. AMC Theaters AMC has partnered with… [Read More]

National Autism Awareness Month (Week One)

March 29, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th For the month of April, this writer will bring awareness to autism. Recently a co-worker shared with me that her grandson had been recently diagnosed with autism. Her grandson is 2-1/2 years old, but my co-worker admitted she noticed developmental delays beginning much earlier. She… [Read More]

Following Jesus on the mountain and in the valley (Week 2)

March 27, 2013

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.MIN. M.TH Have you experienced the glory and presence of the Lord on one hand, only to have to battle sin, brokenness, disappointment, discouragement, challenges, loneliness, pain, fear, anxiety, and worry on the other? At those times you may find yourself questioning the validity of the work… [Read More]