Judith T. Lester Archives

Modeling God’s love during Valentine’s month and beyond! (Conclusion)

February 20, 2020

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” – John 13:34-35 Every February, Valentine’s Day is celebrated; however, it reaches its climax once the… [Read More]

Modeling God’s love during Valentine’s month and beyond! (Week 3)

February 13, 2020

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16 What is God’s love? God’s love can be best expressed by the Greek word, agapao. Agapao love is determined love. It is love in action! God’s… [Read More]

Modeling God’s love during Valentine’s month and beyond! (Week 2)

February 6, 2020

“…love Him with all of your heart, with all of your understanding and with all of your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” – Mark 12:33 According to Hallmark, approximately 145 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged industry-wide (which does not include packaged kids’… [Read More]

Modeling God’s love during Valentine’s month and beyond! (Week 1)

January 30, 2020

“Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good.” – Romans 12:9 (NLT) February is the month that Valentine’s Day is celebrated and February 14th is always celebrated as Valentine’s Day. But where did the concept come from and when did we begin celebrating Valentine’s… [Read More]

Real talk about the REAL ID (Week 4)

January 23, 2020

GET YOUR REAL ID DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2020 On October 1, 2020 every person must obtain a Real ID if they are planning to fly within the United States, visit a military base or other federal building. Having a REAL ID, the Homeland Security Compliant ID will allow you access to the government offices and… [Read More]

Real talk about the REAL ID (Week 3)

January 16, 2020

GET YOUR REAL ID DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2020 Even though the mandatory REAL ID is not required until October 1, 2020, you can begin upgrading to the REAL ID or requesting the REAL ID when renewing your driver’s license now. According to the Department of Homeland Security, REAL ID compliant cards are generally marked with… [Read More]

Real talk about the REAL ID (Week 2)

January 9, 2020

GET YOUR REAL ID DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2020 On October 1, 2020, persons who plan to travel domestically as well as enter government buildings, will need a REAL ID. Several questions were asked and answered by the Department of Homeland Security regarding the new compliant ID. This week in continuation of our series on Real… [Read More]

Real talk about the REAL ID (Week 1)

January 2, 2020

GET YOUR REAL ID DEADLINE: OCTOBER 1, 2020 On October 1, 2020 every person over the age of 18 must obtain a REAL ID or another acceptable form of ID if they are planning to fly within the United States, visit a military base or other secure federal facility. Having a REAL ID, the Homeland… [Read More]

Year-in-review

December 4, 2019

“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times…” – Charles Dickens Literary enthusiasts remember the famous opening line of Charles Dickens in A Tale of Two Cities. I will borrow from Dickens’ classic line as we close out 2019. In 2019 we have seen some good. This was the first time… [Read More]

Maintaining a thankful heart in the midst of trying times (Week 4)

November 20, 2019

This month, in recognition of the National Day of Thanksgiving, we have been encouraging our readers to have a thankful heart regardless of their circumstances. This series has been dedicated to two dear friends, identified only as “S & D” who are both dealing with a health crisis involving their husbands. In the conclusion of… [Read More]