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By On July 28th, 2017

Biblical Counseling: Helping Others

Author: Dr. Lydia D’Ross, Brookhaven Hospital, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain From Genesis to Revelation, we can read examples of individuals that have faced crises. The Bible does not have a scripture that actually has the word “crisis” in it, but the intensity of crises mentioned in biblical history determines the outcome.   Sometimes it is a…

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By On August 27th, 2016

Spiritual Care in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital As a chaplain member of the Disaster Spiritual Care team, I know that many folks are unaware of the mental health services available. Environmental stress, like in the most recent disaster in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has affected the lives of many.…

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By On June 30th, 2016

Spiritual Care for Veterans

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) has acknowledged the necessity of making spiritual and pastoral care available to veterans. Mental health practitioners are the key to incorporating spirituality into the mental healthcare of veterans, as well as collaborating with VHA chaplains. This…

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By On June 18th, 2016

Caring For The Soul

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital In the wake of the Orlando massacre our nation mourns with the loved ones of victims and those who survived the attack. Our church communities need to be prepared for emergencies and also to care for those affected by these tragedies.…

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By On January 30th, 2016

Spiritual Care Approaches in Death and Dying

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital Recently, I took a course in Spiritual Care delivery services in death and dying through the Cancer Treatment Centers of America Chaplaincy program. I took this course for personal growth as I’ve had too many loved ones die of terminal illness.…

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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 November 27th, 2015

The Use of Art Therapy in Spiritual Care

I remember taking an Art Therapy course during my undergraduate program a few years ago.  It was a powerful experience for me, and I personally experienced emotional healing that took place as we used art as a form of therapy. Sometimes when we cannot verbalize our emotions, we can express them through music and in…

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By On September 25th, 2014

RENEWAL Devotional: Communication Breakdown

Written by: Rev. Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain, licensed and ordained minister I’d like for you to ask yourself a question: “am I harsh or critical toward my spouse?” Or, instead, are you speaking words of encouragement, life and love? God cares about how we talk to each other. I Peter 3:8-10 says: “Finally, be…

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