Perspective Archives

You can’t win like that

May 16, 2019

“I can’t do a lot of the extra stuff that I would like to do for my kids or with my kids because I just can’t afford to. No vacations. There’s not too much going to the movies or little outings. Even getting school uniforms together is expensive. Sometimes they have to wear stuff from… [Read More]

Open letter from The Wisconsin General Baptist State Convention

October 18, 2018

17 In the following directives I have no praise for you, for your meetings do more harm than good. – 1 Corinthians 11: 17 NN On Wednesday, August 1, 2018, several Black pastors were invited to the White House by President Trump to sit at his table for the President’s “Meeting with Inner City Pastors.”… [Read More]

It’s back to school time! College students (Week 2)

August 12, 2016

There are many parents who are sending their student off to college for the first time. Going from high school to college is a huge transition. It’s epic in a child’s life! A child is moving from the comfort of their parent’s home to move into a dorm in some cases in a different city,… [Read More]

A celebration of Motherhood (Conclusion)

June 2, 2016

By Rev. Judith T. Lester, B.Min. M.Th “Honor your father and mother that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.” – Exodus 20:12 God gives us mother as a gift and God commands that we revere them just as we are careful to obey all of… [Read More]

Building strong children today for a strong nation tomorrow

May 25, 2016

“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” –Frederick Douglass Pediatricians aren’t usually day-to-day policy makers but policy decisions affect the work they do every day as frontline caregivers for our nation’s children. That’s why I was extremely pleased the official journal of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) recently devoted an… [Read More]

A celebration of Motherhood (Part 3)

May 20, 2016

“My son, keep your father’s commandments, and forsake not your mother’s teachings. Bind them on your heart always; tie them around your neck. When you walk, they will lead you; when you lie down, they will watch over you; and when you awake, they will talk with you.” – Proverbs 6:20-22 All month this column… [Read More]

A celebration of Motherhood (Part 2)

May 13, 2016

“Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord, and the fruit of the womb is his reward.” – Psalm 127:3 This month the Counseling Corner is sharing responses from mothers to the question: “What Have Been Your Greatest Joys of Motherhood?” When sending out the call for submissions, little did this writer expect the vast… [Read More]

A celebration of Motherhood (Part 1)

May 6, 2016

“Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise – that it may go well with you and that you may have a long life.” – Ephesians 6:1-3  Welcome to the Month of May! Last month, this writer sent a call out to mothers to submit their thoughts on the statement:… [Read More]

The Mother factor

May 6, 2016

By: Frank James Special to the Milwaukee Times There are many factors that go into shaping a per- son. There is race, family and even weight. Experts often refer  to  genetics  as  the defining role in shaping a per- son. There is one key factor that is often downplayed, the mother. The role a mother… [Read More]

Closing the gaps

May 6, 2016

It was the Irish playwright and Nobel Prize recipient in literature, George Bernard Shaw (1865-1950) who said, “Some men see things and say ‘Why?’ But I dream of things that never were and say ‘why not’?” This is a quote that is reflective and celebrates visionary and idealistic thinking. With this thought in mind, there… [Read More]