Rev. Judith T. Lester Archives

A New Year: Spiritual Journaling (part 2)

January 13, 2022

Journaling is a spiritual discipline where one writes down their prayer requests, answered prayers, thankfulness, joy, thoughts, notes, insights, daily struggles, spiritual victories, encounters with God, etc., whether during or after Bible Study or during personal devotional time. Many also journal when they are listening to a sermon and they experience a powerful “Aha” moment…. [Read More]

A New Year – A New Perspective

January 6, 2022

Happy New Year! While many make a list of resolutions to adopt in the New Year; often 2-3 weeks into the New Year, those resolutions fall by the wayside. Instead of making a list of resolutions that may be hard to keep, let’s focus on what God has planned for you. Jeremiah says, “For I… [Read More]


December 9, 2021

2021 has been an extremely challenging and trying year. Let’s briefly look back over our year. A Look Back The COVID-19 virus infections reached staggering levels in countries around the globe, while waning in others; and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) informed Americans the Delta variant created a new threat. If you are not… [Read More]

#GivingTuesday (Conclusion)

December 2, 2021

National Day of Giving #Giving Tuesday is a time to give! November 30, 2021 What is the history of #GivingTuesday? Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 to encourage people to do good. Giving Tuesday was born and incubated at the 92nd Street Y and its Belfer Center for Innovation & Social Impact in New York… [Read More]

Happy Thanksgiving

November 25, 2021

Thanksgiving Day November 25, 2021 Thanksgiving Day is a federal holiday in the United States and is celebrated the last Thursday during the month in November every year. The Milwaukee Times Weekly Newspaper sends Thanksgiving Day wishes to you and yours. May you enjoy family, friends, the good things of life and may you be… [Read More]

Honoring our veterans and military personnel (Part 2)

November 18, 2021

Veteran’s Day November 11, 2021 Many of our veterans have returned home from war with scars, injuries and are having a very difficult time. The price for freedom costs. The greatest thing we can do this Veterans Day and the upcoming holiday season is to not serve ourselves, but volunteer our services or donate on… [Read More]

Honoring our veterans and military personnel (Part I)

November 11, 2021

Veterans Day – November 11, 2021 On November 11, 2021 our nation will honor the men and women who have served and are serving our country. How did Veterans Day come about? The U.S. Library of Congress indicates: The Allied powers signed a ceasefire agreement with Germany at Compiegne, France, at 11:00 a.m. on November… [Read More]

October Awareness Month (Week 5)

November 4, 2021

#BlackPoetryDay (Part II) Last week, we encouraged everyone to celebrate #BlackPoetryDay during the month of October. Check out a book from the library or read to your children. Black poets include: Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Gwendolyn Brooks, Lucille Clifton, Jessie Redmon Fauset, Langston Hughes, Margaret Walker, Phillis Wheatley, W.E.B. DuBois and many many others, including… [Read More]

October Awareness Month (Week 4)

October 28, 2021

#BlackPoetryDay (Part I) October 17, 2021 Did you know #BlackPoetryDay is celebrated October 17? According to National Day Calendar, Black Poetry Day was established in 1985 honoring the birth of the first Black poet published in the U.S., Jupiter Hammon, who was born in Long Island, New York on October 17, 1711. Hammon is considered… [Read More]

October Awareness Month (Week 3)

October 21, 2021

Indigenous People’s Day October 11, 2021 According to Wikipedia(1), Indigenous People’s Day is a holiday that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. “The movement to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day or Native American Day has gained momentum and spread to states, cities and towns across the United… [Read More]