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By On June 18th, 2015

The Fruit of Goodness

Written by Lydia D’Ross, Ordained Minister and Outreach Chaplain for Renewal at Brookhaven Hospital In what ways is goodness a fruit of the Holy Spirit?  Goodness is a discernment between the flesh and the spirit.  In other words, the spiritual fruit of goodness enables sinful man to do good and to be good. If you…

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By On March 17th, 2015

Looking at the Roots of Our Problem

Written by: Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain and ordained minister For the next several weeks, we will be looking at the cycle of domestic violence.  If left untreated, the roots of the problem will continue on for generations. We will discuss the myth of that the Bible condones domestic violence. We will also explore…

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By On February 14th, 2015

The God kind of Love this Valentine’s Day

Written by: Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain and ordained minister John 3:16 “For God so loved the world [you] that he gave his only begotten son…” Romantic love and God’s love are distinctly different, but every genuine love is a form of self-giving.  Love is not a thing to be exchanged, but a gift…

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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 February 6th, 2015

RENEWAL Devotional: Keep the Flame Burning

Written by: Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain and ordained minister Keep the flame burning applies not only to our intimate relationships, but also to our personal relationship with our heavenly Father.  The book of Songs of Solomon shares the love affair King Solomon had with his wives.  The book is a very passionate love…

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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 December 6th, 2014

Times Are Tough: Pastors May Feel Overwhelmed

 Written by: Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain and ordained minister It seems at times that our community is bursting at the seams with need.  In many situations, the church becomes an individual’s best chance at receiving help and support.  Pastors get hit hard during these tough times.  You don’t have enough staff, volunteers or…

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By On November 14th, 2014

RENEWAL Devotional: Moving Forward After Tragedy

Written by: Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain and ordained minister The tragedies we face in life sometimes deter us from moving forward. Just this past week, the body of Christ lost one of the greatest leaders in the world, Dr. Myles Munroe. The news media all around the globe has covered the horrible plane…

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By On October 24th, 2014

RENEWAL Devotional: A Cup of Coffee with God

Written by: Lydia D’Ross, Renewal Program Outreach Chaplain and ordained minister My days just don’t seem right if I don’t take the time in the morning to have my cup of coffee. Do you ever wake up some mornings and say “I really could use a good cup of coffee today”? God says the same…

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By On September 10th, 2014

Renewal Devotional: Leaving the Pain Behind You

Written by: Lydia D’Ross, MPA, licensed and ordained minister, Outreach Chaplain for RENEWAL at Brookhaven Hospital One of the hardest emotional struggles people have is forgiveness and forgiving themselves. According to John 1:9 ,“…believe that you receive forgiveness.” Some say “You don’t understand what so and so did to me.” Some even say “I will…

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