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By On October 2nd, 2016

Keeping Clergy’s Mentally Healthy

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital Clergy’s work 24/7 hours a week. Few take even one day off a week, and, even when they do, they will likely still get calls from the church. Day in and day out is spent responding to congregation members and board…

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By On September 11th, 2016

Pursue Peace Through Forgiveness

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital Life is hard. We hear that all time. We are sometimes hurt by relational injuries to the point where we hold unforgiveness in our heart for a long time. As a result of holding onto resentment, physical sickness can develop. Some…

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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 August 26th, 2016

RENEWAL Devotional: I AM the Door

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital In the book of Exodus, God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” God is the I AM of your need. There are 365 names of God and they all point to the great I AM. God said to Moses…

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By On July 30th, 2016

Spirituality and Physical Health

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital Studies show that faith can help to promote good physical  health and fight disease.  1 Corinthians 6:19 says, “Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by…

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By On July 8th, 2016

RENEWAL Devotional: Do You Need A Re-Launch?

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital People go in different directions for different reasons. They have disagreements, divorce or can even have a spiritual divorce in which they experience a separation from God. Why do we need re-launching? Situations come up in life. Even businesses have learned…

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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 June 4th, 2016

Ending Stigma Around Mental Illness In The Church

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital The church can be the answer for mental illness through education, training and simple community support. Many churches do not understand mental illness and have contributed to stigma around mental illness and individuals dealing with symptoms of mental illness. Prayer is…

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By On February 27th, 2016

You can be rejected but not ruined!

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital Many of us have gone through periods in our lives when we have felt rejected.  When you experience rejection, you might try to overcompensate in an attempt to be accepted. This is because we have not learned to overcome rejection. Rejection…

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