Rev. Judith T. Lester Archives

Good stewards – Recycling for sustainability (Week 4)

July 19, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “Prosper! Reproduce! Fill Earth! Take charge! Be responsible for fish in the sea and birds in the air, for every living thing that moves on the face of Earth….” Gen. 1:28 (MSG) Did you know that every day we are leaving our human footprint upon… [Read More]

Good stewards – Recycling for sustainability (Week 3)

July 12, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “God spoke: “Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature. So, they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the cattle, And, yes, Earth itself…’” – Gen. 1:26 (MSG) One of the purposes… [Read More]

Good stewards – Recycling for sustainability (Week 2)

July 5, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “God spoke: “Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature. So, they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the cattle, And, yes, Earth itself…” – Gen. 1:26 (MSG) At Creation, and in… [Read More]

Good stewards – Recycling for sustainability (Week 1)

June 28, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “God spoke: “Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature. So, they can be responsible for the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the cattle, And, yes, Earth itself…” – Gen. 1:26 (MSG) God is the owner… [Read More]

Total forgiveness: Forgiving self (Conclusion)

June 21, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th This writer served as the final conference presenter during the Spiritual Enrichment Women’s Retreat in May 2018 sponsored by the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Milwaukee. The topic was: “The Journey to Self-Forgiveness” intended to encourage participants to forgive themselves. Self-forgiveness has been described as the… [Read More]

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]

Total Forgiveness (Week 2)

June 7, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “Everyone thinks forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they need to forgive!” – C.S. Lewis As noted last week, this month this column is looking at “Forgiveness” highlighting a Spiritual Enrichment Women’s Retreat sponsored by Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Milwaukee. The overall theme was: “Godly… [Read More]

Total Forgiveness (Week 1)

May 31, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “To err is human, but to forgive is divine.” – Alexander Pope Last month an informative and relevant women’s retreat was sponsored by the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Rev. Louis E. Sibley, Pastor. The conference was held at Green Lake Conference Center using a theme… [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]