Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

By On December 14th, 2016

Overcoming Holiday Stress

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital Holidays are fun times, but it can also be a trigger for holiday depression. Typically, the biggest cause of holiday stress is the family. For some, it is end of year taxes, obligations, loneliness or complicated family relationships. For some, feelings…


By On December 23rd, 2015

RENEWAL Devotional: Emanuel! God Is With Us

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Chaplain and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital Emanuel is one of the names of God, which means God is with us. Mathew 1:22-23 (AMP) says, “All this took place that it might be fulfilled which the Lord had spoken through the prophet, behold, the virgin shall become pregnant…


By On December 23rd, 2014

Beyond Belief: Faith in Everyday Practice

There are very few truly non-believing people in the world.  This is a belief that I hold, and I don’t know if it is right or wrong.  What I do know is that out of all the people who have told me they are atheists, or even agnostic, I haven’t believed one.  I think they…


By On December 12th, 2014

RENEWAL Devotional: Hope for the Holidays

Written by: Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain and ordained minister “May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you.”  Psalm 33-22 This scripture helps us start the day with a thankful heart, because we’re reminded that we don’t have anything without Him.  For some people, the…


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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