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By On February 27th, 2017

Love: The Most Powerful Emotion

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital God is the designer and creator of love. It is an emotion that is in all of us. Whether we choose to express love or not, love is still in us. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is a story of tragic romance.…

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By On February 26th, 2017

RENEWAL Devotional: Adventures of Faith

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital Life is full of adventures. Sometimes we don’t see life’s opportunities as adventures of faith. Each step we take in life is a step of faith. Just a tiny step of faith can lead us to great victories in life. Isaiah…

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By On September 24th, 2016

RENEWAL Devotional: Be Quick To Repent

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Chaplain and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital What does repentance mean? In the book of Romans it says “…And this righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no distinction, 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of…

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By On September 9th, 2016

RENEWAL Devotional: No Room For Pride

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world…, and the pride of life–is not of the Father…

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By On July 16th, 2015

Spirituality and Addiction Recovery

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital According to the National Center on Addiciton and Substance Abuse at Columbia University’s research study on Sprituality and Addiction, “80 percent of Americans believe in God or some other greater power.” (Feb 26th, 2014)  The study further showed that “87 percent…

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By On July 8th, 2015

The Semicolon Movement: Your Story Continues

The semicolon is a punctuation mark that indicates there is more that is yet to unfold.  Why are photos of people with semicolon tattoos popping up on social media?  It is part of a movement to inspire individuals struggling with depression, suicidal thoughts or loss, addiction and self-injury to let the rest of their story…

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By On January 16th, 2015

RENEWAL Devotional: Dealing with Discouragement

Written by: Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain and ordained minister Where does the root of discouragement come from? Everyone experiences it at some point, even those of us in the ministry. You may have felt discouraged from time to time and you may be feeling discouraged right now. Some of us have already broken…

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By On December 11th, 2014

Family Safety Center: A Place of Refuge

Written by: Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain and ordained minister Recently I toured the Family Safety Center’s new building, and met experts who provide unique services for families and victims of domestic violence, neglect or child abuse.  The facility has such warmth with games for children and a family friendly atmosphere that welcomes anyone…

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By On November 7th, 2014

RENEWAL Devotional: Kick the Habit

Written by: Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain and ordained minister “When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider:  God has made the one as well as the other.  Therefore, a man cannot discover anything about his future.”    Ecclesiastes 7:14 We can never predict what our future holds. We need only…

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By On October 30th, 2014

From Point A to Point B: Healing and Maturity of Soul

Written by: Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain and ordained minister Do you ever plan something, and wonder how to get from point A to point B?  Sometimes it takes a bit of research, planning, or talking to someone about it. We all need healing and maturity of soul.  As we begin to learn to…

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