Judith T. Lester Archives

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]

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]

A New Year’s resolution: Bible study (Week 1)

January 3, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th Wikipedia® defines New Year’s Resolution as a tradition in which a person resolves to change an undesired trait or behavior to accomplish a personal goal or otherwise improve their life. If you yearn for a closer relationship with God and you want to tap into… [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 4)

November 22, 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 The Salvation Army is a worldwide and charitable organization and an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible, its ministry is motivated by 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 2)

November 8, 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 The focus this month is on the Salvation Army and the charitable work they do as part of its ministry. Founded in 1865 by William Booth, the Salvation Army continues to… [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 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]