Judith T. Lester Archives

Maintaining a thankful heart in the midst of trying times (Week 3)

November 14, 2019

“My mouth will speak in praise of the Lord, let every creature praise His holy name for ever and ever.” – Psalm 145:21 Even in the difficult times, give God thanks! I realize someone may be reading this and saying within themselves, ‘come on Reverend — how can I thank God for what I’m going… [Read More]

Maintaining a thankful heart in the midst of trying times (Week 2)

November 7, 2019

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His love endures forever.” – Psalm 136:1 This month, in recognition of the National Day of Thanksgiving, we are encouraging you to be thankful even in the midst of trying, difficult times. This series is dedicated to two dear friends, simply identified as “S & D,”… [Read More]

Maintaining a thankful heart in the midst of trying times (Week 1)

October 31, 2019

“Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” – Ephesians 5:20 During the month of November, we celebrate the national holiday, “Thanksgiving.” It’s that time of the year when many Americans set aside a few moments to reflect on the blessings of God. However, somehow, Thanksgiving… [Read More]

Intimate Partner Violence Month: : Breaking the Cycle of Abuse (Week 4)

October 23, 2019

This month we have tackled a very difficult and painful subject – intimate partner violence/abuse. Adult domestic violence is one of the most serious public health and criminal justice issues facing society today. • About 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men report having experienced severe physical violence from an intimate partner in… [Read More]

Intimate Partner Violence Month: Teen dating violence (Week 3)

October 16, 2019

October is Intimate Partner Awareness Month (also known as Domestic Violence). This week this column will address a related topic: Teen Dating Violence. Dating violence is widespread with serious longterm and short-term effects. Many teens do not report it because they are afraid to tell friends and family. A 2018 National Survey by the Centers… [Read More]

Intimate Partner Violence Month: Domestic violence against men (Week 2)

October 10, 2019

Domestic violence — also known as domestic abuse, battering or intimate partner violence — occurs between people in an intimate relationship. Domestic violence against men can take many forms, including emotional, sexual and physical abuse and threats of abuse. It can happen in heterosexual or same sex relationships. It might not be easy to recognize… [Read More]

Intimate Partner Violence Month (Week 1)

October 3, 2019

October is Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month (a/k/a Domestic Violence Abuse) According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (“NCADV”) on average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the U.S. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. The NCADV further notes that… [Read More]

#BabySafetyMonth – Conclusion

September 26, 2019

National Baby Safety Month was founded by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) in 1983. According to the National Day Calendar, “originally known as ‘Expectant Mother’s Day’, over the years the celebration has grown into a full month of information, education and focus on infant safety.” Every September, Baby Safety Month is observed. There are… [Read More]

#BabySafetyMonth – Week 3

September 19, 2019

During National Baby Safety Month, we will be highlighting a few items that have been recalled within the last 60 days. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, items are recalled for a number of reasons, but basically, a recalled product has been deemed no longer safe. For more information on recalls, go the… [Read More]

#BabySafetyMonth – Week 2

September 12, 2019

When should you babyproof your home and what hazards should you look for? The Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA) offers these basic safety tips. For more information visit JPMA at https://babysafetyzone.org/safety-tips#InTheCar. JPMA notes the best time to babyproof your home is early in your pregnancy before you register so you can include needed safety items… [Read More]