Rev. Judith T. Lester Archives

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]

Mothers – A special gift from God (Week two)

May 10, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th This month we are celebrating motherhood. Mothers do not come in a “onesize/ fit all” package, but every mother is special in her own right. In continuation of this month’s celebration of motherhood, the following are “10 Reasons Why Mothers Are Important” published in Psychology… [Read More]

Mothers – A special gift from God (Week One)

May 3, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother” – (John 19:25a) Last month believers were reminded how Jesus hung impaled on the Cross with life slowly oozing out of His body, and how His mother stood nearby watching. To different people in the Gospel account… [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]

Women’s History Month (Conclusion)

March 22, 2018

“Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.” – Oprah Winfrey March is Women’s History Month. This month this column has been recognizing the achievements of women throughout history. When one remembers the many accomplishments of women, one is inspired by Amelia Earhart. Amelia Earhart (1897-c.1939) Earhart was an American aviator who set many… [Read More]

Women’s History Month (Week Three)

March 15, 2018

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.” – Susan B. Anthony March is Women’s History Month. Wikipedia defines Women’s History Month as an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. There… [Read More]