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In a Relationship: More with Us by Lisa Detres

Have you ever felt outnumbered? I love reading the Bible stories about how God sustained His people in miraculous ways. These stories are meant to encourage us because the same God is still on His throne. Today, I read in 2 Kings about the prophet Elisha, the successor to my favorite prophet Elijah. In light of the current state of …Continue reading →

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In a Relationship: This is the Year by Lisa Detres

What was the best thing that happened to you in 2016? What do you feel was the worst thing that happened this year? I hear people saying what a terrible year 2016 has been and they are happy to see it go. For some people who lost loved ones, I can understand. For many, the antagonistic political climate seemed to …Continue reading →

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In a Relationship: Fear Not by Lisa Detres

What is your greatest fear? If government, terrorism, finances, or illness/death of a loved one came to mind, you are not alone. According to a recent survey conducted by Chapman University, America’s fears focus on these things (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/10/12/survey-top-10-things-americans-fear-most/91934874/). As I read through the first six books of the Old Testament, it turns out that the Children of Israel held some …Continue reading →

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In a Relationship: Shoe Solution by Lisa Detres

Have you ever had a problem that you put off seeking help? Most of us do that at one point or another. When you finally did ask for help, did you find that the solution was new shoes? We women might consider this an answer to prayer, and in my case recently, it was. I will spare you the diagnosis …Continue reading →

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In a Relationship: Halt! by Lisa Detres

Have you ever felt like the whole world came to a halt? Certain life events like the death of a loved one can make it feel this way. For a short time, or perhaps longer, you might feel like you are inside a slow motion bubble while the world whizzes on by in what seems like an alternate reality. After …Continue reading →

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In a Relationship: Light Shines in Darkness by Lisa Detres

Do you ever feel overpowered by the evil around you? I felt the spiritual oppression recently in Baltimore when I travelled there for a family gathering. The weather was beautiful, being reunited with family was a blessing, and the occasion to travel was for a happy occasion. In spite of all that, I could not shake the oppressive darkness that …Continue reading →

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In a Relationship: What Did You Do in Uganda? by Lisa Detres

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. (James 1:27, NIV) Somebody asked me that question a week after we returned and of all things, I stammered to find a quick answer. Part of my tied tongue was due …Continue reading →

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In a Relationship: Coming Home Part 2 by Lisa Detres

There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. (Ephesians 4:4-6, NIV) In my last post, I described some contrasts between Ugandan life and the US. Today I will give some comparisons …Continue reading →

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In a Relationship: Coming Home by Lisa Detres

In the next few posts, I will share some of the similarities and contrasts between what I saw in southeastern Uganda and what exists in the US today. First some contrasts: Not Ashamed: Followers of Jesus in Uganda are open and joyful about their faith. Business names reflect the faith of their owners. For instance, there was a hair salon …Continue reading →

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In a Relationship: Together-Half a World Away by Lisa Detres

After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. (Revelation 7:9, NIV) When you are away from your home church, do you seek out other churches to visit on Sunday? When many Christians go on vacation, they …Continue reading →

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