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By On July 10th, 2017

Resilient: War Against Your Mind

Author: Rev Lydia D’Ross, Brookhaven Hospital, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain Romans 12:1-2 says ” .. I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive…” Everything we stream in our conscious comes through the entry of what we see, feel or touch. A person affiliated with…

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By On November 11th, 2016

Surrender Your Darkness To God

Each and every one of us has things to work out. Scripture says in Philippians 2:12  “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling,…”  What Apostle  Paul  meant, in order to work…

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By On March 11th, 2016

RENEWAL Devotional: From Panic to Peace

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital Have you ever felt an overwhelming sensation in areas of your life that have become so stressful that they’ve overtaken your thoughts and emotions? It feels like you are powerless over your circumstances. Your physical body might respond by making it…

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By On January 22nd, 2016

RENEWAL Devotional: Peace Beyond Understanding

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital Philippians 4:7 “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” The peace of God which surpasses all understanding comes from trusting God. God’s peace is not a human form peace,…

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By On November 6th, 2015

RENEWAL Devotional: Avoid the Blame Game

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital In difficult times when we’re hurting but can’t figure out why, we often feel confused and frustrated. Sometimes we blame others for our mistakes when we should really point the back at us.  At times, we can feel like we are…

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By On June 13th, 2015

Why are so many pastors dying by suicide?

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital In less than two months, three pastors have died by suicide.  Former US Surgeon General, David Satcher, has stated that “Suicide is the most preventable cause of death.”  It is up to all of us to help prevent someone from taking…

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By On January 23rd, 2015

RENEWAL Devotional: Learning to Let Go

We’ve probably all heard the saying, “Let go and let God.”  This can be very difficult for those of us who try to control everything in our lives.  Learning to let go and allow your day to unfold will lead to more peace of mind.  The first time I was told, “You gain control when…

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By On January 2nd, 2015

RENEWAL Devotional: Welcoming 2015

Written by: Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain and ordained minister As we say goodbye to the year 2014 we might reflect on last year’s resolutions that we might not have really accomplished.  How do we set goals for 2015 while struggling with feelings of guilt over unfulfilled resolutions of the past? We can all…

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By On June 16th, 2014

Five Steps to Cope with Discouragement

  Even the strongest and most faith-filled people feel discouraged at one point in their lives. Here are five helpful tips to cope with discouragement. 1)      Acknowledge the fact that you feel discouraged Then you will be in a position to take action against the negative emotion.  Stop thinking that staunch Christians are the ones…

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