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By On January 16th, 2016

It Can Be Lonely Behind the Pulpit

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital Mental health professionals will encounter clergy among the clients they treat within their practice. The pressure from society in meeting the needs of their congregation as well as feeling inadequate can overwhelm a minster. Some ministers suppress their feelings and do…

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By On November 14th, 2014

Separation from God Can Lead to Body Neglect

Written by: Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain and ordained minister You are on your way to church arguing with your spouse, cussing, yelling and doing everything the Word of God says not to do.  You park your car, open the door, and you’re all smiles and saints. Some say, you can’t act the same…

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By On October 8th, 2014

RENEWAL Devotional: Go After God’s Heart

  Written by: Rev. Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain, licensed and ordained minister Pain and suffering are sometimes accompanied by guilt which may lead us to feel that God has turned away and no longer cares. But this is a far from the truth, for God is always eager to offer forgiveness and to accept us…

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By On September 26th, 2014

Domestic Violence: The Lord Hears Your Cries

Rev. Lydia D’Ross is the Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain for Brookhaven Hospital and a licensed and ordained minister. Historically, the church has had difficulty addressing domestic violence or sexual abuse issues within the walls of the church.  If a woman indicates her husband is mistreating or abusing her, an untrained pastor might tell her that…

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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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