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By On July 28th, 2017

Biblical Counseling: Helping Others

Author: Dr. Lydia D’Ross, Brookhaven Hospital, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain From Genesis to Revelation, we can read examples of individuals that have faced crises. The Bible does not have a scripture that actually has the word “crisis” in it, but the intensity of crises mentioned in biblical history determines the outcome.   Sometimes it is a…

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By On December 28th, 2016

Eating Disorders: A Faith-based Approach towards Recovery

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital In Thessalonians, Apostle Paul prayed, “May God himself, the God of Peace, sanctify you through and through.”  May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ; The one who calls you is faithful and He will…

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By On December 17th, 2016

Mental Health Check List

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital Do you have a mental health check list for Christmas? It is so important that we take care of ourselves during this holiday season. We can become easily fatigued. We are so busy taking care of everyone else, and we can…

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By On May 31st, 2016

RENEWAL Devotional: Examine Your Heart

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital One of my favorite mediation scriptures is found in Psalms 26:2, “Examine me, O LORD, and test me!” Evaluate my inner thoughts and motives! [New Living Translation] God tests our heart to see where our true motives are. Are we serving Him,…

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By On November 27th, 2015

The Use of Art Therapy in Spiritual Care

I remember taking an Art Therapy course during my undergraduate program a few years ago.  It was a powerful experience for me, and I personally experienced emotional healing that took place as we used art as a form of therapy. Sometimes when we cannot verbalize our emotions, we can express them through music and in…

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By On October 24th, 2015

Mental Health Ministry and Faith

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital Stigma surrounds mental health in some of our church denominations. Yet, in the midst of our congregation, there are people suffering from some sort of mental health crisis.  If you ever wondered, why a member constantly wants your attention, it might…

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By On August 29th, 2015

The Spirit of Violence

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital We have had several incidents of violence in Oklahoma, and, more broadly, in our country recently.  Of course, there is no simple cause, but rather a combination of factors leading to what seems to be an increase in violent incidents.  Can…

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By On July 24th, 2015

RENEWAL Devotional: Bring Respect Back Into Your Marriage

  Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital In every marriage, there will always be some sort of conflict, and this is pretty normal. The conflict can be interpreted as a negative  or it can play a positive role in the marriage. When addressing conflict in any relationship,…

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By On June 26th, 2015

RENEWAL Devotional: Caught in the Storm

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort…

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