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Posts Tagged ‘Encouragement’

By On March 16th, 2017

RENEWAL Devotional: Talking to Yourself can be Helpful

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital I often said to my son, “Stop talking to yourself!” However, he was actually reminding himself of something or reasoning through problems out loud. Talking to yourself is not the same as praying out loud, so that you can feel better…

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By On August 5th, 2016

RENEWAL Devotional: Preparing Yourself for Change

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital It’s time to be flexible. Anxiety can come upon us when it comes to change. Change is a natural part of life, though, as the Bible mentions the changing of the seasons. It is the message of Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, “To every…

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By On February 7th, 2015

The God of All Comfort

Written by: Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain and ordained minister Recently, a tragedy hit our family, and we lost a great man of God due to cancer. As pastors, we are so dedicated to comforting others.  However, we forget that we too need to be comforted when tragedy hits our own homestead.  Not all…

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By On January 30th, 2015

RENEWAL Devotional: Why Does God Care About Me?

Written by: Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain and ordained minister In our work at Brookhaven we meet people who are struggling with their life problems and looking for assistance and guidance with changing their lives. Often they feel alone and think that God has abandoned them or isn’t interested in their lives. Sometimes their…

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