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By On April 4th, 2017

Apologetic Gambling

  Author: Lydia D’Ross, Brookhaven Hospital, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain   According to Rehab International, research reveals that in America, approximately 2.5 million adults suffer from compulsive gambling, about 3 million are considered problem gamblers, around 15 million adults are under the risk of becoming problem gamblers, and 148 million fall under the “low risk…

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By On November 11th, 2016

Surrender Your Darkness To God

Each and every one of us has things to work out. Scripture says in Philippians 2:12  “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,…”  What Apostle  Paul  meant, in order to work…

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By On August 26th, 2016

RENEWAL Devotional: I AM the Door

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital In the book of Exodus, God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” God is the I AM of your need. There are 365 names of God and they all point to the great I AM. God said to Moses…

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By On June 4th, 2016

Ending Stigma Around Mental Illness In The Church

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital The church can be the answer for mental illness through education, training and simple community support. Many churches do not understand mental illness and have contributed to stigma around mental illness and individuals dealing with symptoms of mental illness. Prayer is…

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By On April 2nd, 2016

Spiritual Road to Recovery

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplin for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital According to research by Project MATCH, a program of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism “spiritually focused addiction treatment programs have resulted in up to 10 percent greater abstinence rates than other forms of treatment.” Spirituality reflects a belief…

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By On March 19th, 2016

Faith-Based Approach to Sexual Abuse Prevention

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital No faith community is free from the risk of children being harmed by sexual abuse. Faith based organizations have a wonderful opportunity to serve in their community, and to provide services to prevent, recognize and respond to child sexual abuse. As…

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By On March 12th, 2016

Faith-based Approach to Substance Abuse Counseling

There is a growing interest in faith-based approaches to the treatment of substance abuse, and their implications for health and well-being (Fetzer Institute, 1999). Castelli (1997) defines faith-based organizations to include congregations as well as national networks such as Catholic Charities or the YMCA. This follows from the fact that many programs, although not associated…

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By On February 27th, 2016

You can be rejected but not ruined!

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital Many of us have gone through periods in our lives when we have felt rejected.  When you experience rejection, you might try to overcompensate in an attempt to be accepted. This is because we have not learned to overcome rejection. Rejection…

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