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The loneliness epidemic (Week 1)

February 28, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th In 2010, AARP published a report Loneliness Among Older Adults: A National Survey of Adults 45+ showing that a little over one-third (35 percent) of the 3,000 survey respondents were categorized as lonely reporting significant bouts of loneliness. The study also found that lonely respondents… [Read More]

Black History Month: Joining the fight for social justice (Conclusion)

February 21, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Last year on April 4, 2018 marked the 50th year anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination…. [Read More]

Black History Month: Joining the fight for social justice – Human Trafficking (Week 3)

February 14, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Human trafficking, a trade in humans most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor or commercial… [Read More]

Black History Month: Joining the fight for social justice – Homelessness (Week 2)

February 7, 2019

“Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Homelessness in communities across America is a problem most people are aware exists but few actually experience it firsthand. Housing is the key, according to the National Alliance… [Read More]

Black History Month: Joining the fight for social justice (Week 1)

January 31, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Churches have long since acknowledged their role as being social activists as recognized in Scripture, which calls every… [Read More]

A New Year’s resolution: Bible study (Week 5)

January 24, 2019

The Counseling Corner By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “…but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31 Whenever we enter into a New Year, there is normally the… [Read More]

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]

‘I Have A Dream’ – address at The March on Washington, D.C. on August 28, 1963

January 17, 2019

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope… [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]