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By On February 3rd, 2017

RENEWAL Devotional: Gods’ Favor on You

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital Scripture says in Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord…It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” Whatever job God has assigned us to do, He wants us to serve Him…

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By On January 3rd, 2017

Overcoming Procrastination in the New Year

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital What does procrastination actually mean? At times, we know that we are all guilty of it.  Romans 8:7 says, “The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so.”…

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By On May 13th, 2016

RENEWAL Devotional: Do Not Be Afraid

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital Don Joseph Goewey, author of “The End of Stress: Four Steps to Rewire Your Brain,” says a”worried mind means a chronically stressed brain, and chronic stress generates serious problems.”  The study shows that 85% of the time, those things we worry…

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By On February 6th, 2016

Jesus’ Teachings on Anger

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital Jesus understood anger. Jesus was criticized, bullied, and mistreated. He taught us how to deal with our anger, especially when we have relationship conflicts. In Matthew, Jesus tells us, “anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment.…

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By On June 6th, 2015

The Fruit of Gentleness

 Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital There are nine defined fruits of the spirit that Galatians teaches us, and today we are going to be talking about the fruit of gentleness. (Galatians 5:22) Colossians 3:12 says “Clothe yourselves with…gentleness.”  The grace of gentleness is a true Christian…

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By On January 22nd, 2015

Negative Fruits have Roots: The Importance of Forgiveness

 Written by: Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain and ordained minister Forgiveness is the decision to release someone from the obligation that resulted what they injured you.  This is, like many worthwhile endeavors in life, easier said than done.  Refusing to forgive oneself or someone else is often what keeps us in a stuck place…

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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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