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By On August 20th, 2016

RENEWAL Devotional: Praying for Our Children

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital The next few weeks can be a bit overwhelming for children and parents as both can feel anxiety as the new school year begins. As a parent, we can help our children start their day with a great breakfast meal, but…

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By On July 29th, 2016

RENEWAL Devotional: Moving Things Out of Your Way

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital If you are like me, you like to conduct personal assessments every year. I analyze what I need to move out of the way, whether it is a personal friend, spring clearing the clutter, or committees I serve on that no…

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By On March 11th, 2016

RENEWAL Devotional: From Panic to Peace

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital Have you ever felt an overwhelming sensation in areas of your life that have become so stressful that they’ve overtaken your thoughts and emotions? It feels like you are powerless over your circumstances. Your physical body might respond by making it…

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By On December 26th, 2015

Religion, Spirituality and Health Care

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital Spiritual care involves serving the whole-person, the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects. When you see life, you see it in all of these dimensions. You cannot treat one without the other components. The core of spiritual healing is acceptance and coming…

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By On August 6th, 2015

Can Prayer Help Reshape Your Brain?

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital Have you ever felt down or just felt the need to pray?  When you finish praying, did you feel like the burden was lifted off of your heart? Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist at the University of Pennsylvania, has been scanning the…

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By On May 22nd, 2015

RENEWAL Devotional: Get off the Merry-Go Round!

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital Last week we learned why we need to pray. This week we will learn how to pray effectively to overcome emotional obstacles that can prevent us from receiving our emotional healing. First you need to know that we are all human.…

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By On May 15th, 2015

RENEWAL Devotional: The Benefits of Prayer

Written by Lydia D’Ross, ordained minister and outreach chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital For the next couple of weeks, we will be exploring different ways people pray to our heavenly father. There is no wrong way of praying. The best kind of prayer is praying from the heart and utilizing scripture to support your…

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By On July 17th, 2012

Research Validates a Need for Christian Care

For 30 years, Harvard scientist Herbert Benson, MD, has been studying the power of prayer. He hypothesizes that the healing effects of prayer are linked to repetition of words and sounds. “For Buddhists, prayer is meditation. For Catholics, it’s the rosary. For Jews, it’s called dovening. For Protestants, it’s centering prayer. Every single religion has…

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