Rev. Judith T. Lester Archives

National “Get Caught Reading” Month (Week 2)

May 9, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” – Ernest Hemingway The Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) is the largest school district in Wisconsin. MPS is a publicly elected school board providing direction and oversight with a superintendent leading the administration. MPS has launched an… [Read More]

National “Get Caught Reading” Month (Week 1)

May 2, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Reading is one of the essential foundations of amassing knowledge. While research has found that there has been an increase in the variety of ways people… [Read More]

Meditations for the Easter Season (Conclusion)

April 25, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” – 1 Peter 1:3 This Week’s Meditation: Our Living Hope… [Read More]

Meditations for the Easter Season (Week 3)

April 18, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’” – Luke… [Read More]

Meditations for the Easter Season (Week 2)

April 11, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” – Matthew 26:39 This Week’s Meditation: Jesus In the… [Read More]

Meditations for the Easter Season (Week 1)

April 4, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “But God demonstrates His love for us by the fact that the Messiah died for us while we were still sinners.” – Romans 5:8 April 21, 2019 is Resurrection Sunday (Easter). During this final month of Lent, let’s take a journey together in prayer through… [Read More]

The loneliness epidemic (Week 4)

March 28, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” – Psalm 23:4 Are you lonely? Loneliness, according to Britannica, is a “distressing experience that occurs when a person’s… [Read More]

The loneliness epidemic (Week 4)

March 21, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.” ― Mother Teresa The Apostle Paul and loneliness “For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. I have fought the good fight,… [Read More]

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 2)

March 7, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.” – Psalm 25:6 Loneliness has been around since the time of human existence; however, lately research has soured on the issue of loneliness and thus has increased the attention on this… [Read More]