Lisa Detres

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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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In a Relationship: No Offense by Lisa Detres

And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me. (Matthew 11:6, NKJV) How long has it been since you were last offended by someone or something? We live in a culture of offense, to such an extent that people are afraid to even talk to each other for fear of offending them. My theory is that this culture …Continue reading →

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In a Relationship: I Love to Fly by Lisa Detres

How do you feel about riding in airplanes? Some people are afraid to fly, but I love the exhilaration of liftoff. It is so liberating to know that there is no turning back as the plane lifts up into the sky. I don’t need whatever I forgot to pack, and what lies before me awaits my arrival. As I prepared …Continue reading →

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In a Relationship: He Said to Go! by Lisa Detres

Forty days after Jesus rose from the dead, He told His followers, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20, NIV) …Continue reading →

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In a Relationship: United or Divided? by Lisa Detres

How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! (Psalm 133:1, NIV) How have you responded to the past few weeks of social unrest? It has taken some time for me to wrap my head around the issues and consider all sides of the matter. I know that my opinions, whatever they are, will be welcomed …Continue reading →

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In a Relationship: Got the Blues by Lisa Detres

You, God, are my God, earnestly I seek you; I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water. (Psalm 63:1, NIV) What do you do when you are feeling down? Do you become grumpy, taking it out on those around you? Do you withdraw into your own space, …Continue reading →

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In a Relationship: The Harmonica by Lisa Detres

As was going through some things the other day, I came across a small plastic harmonica. Most people would have thrown it away years ago, but this is special. My youngest son gave it to me when he was a little boy and asked me to keep it with me always. It was in my purse for about five years …Continue reading →

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In a Relationship: No Room for Error by Lisa Detres

How many times in a day do you hear forecasts, predictions and prophecies? From the weather, to political movements, and celestial events; it seems like everything comes with some sort of commentary on future happenings. How can we sort through all the forward-facing predictions with any confidence, especially when they often contradict each other and rarely come to pass? There …Continue reading →

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In a Relationship: Living Without Walls Review

I had the pleasure of serving with Julie O’Neill at the Central Oregon Writers Guild while she was in the process of editing her book and searching for a publisher. I also had the unique honor of participating in a critique of one the chapters of the book and I knew then that this book would inspire readers to overcome …Continue reading →

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In a Relationship: Prayer – An Hour of Power by Lisa Detres

“The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” (James 5:16b, NIV) When was the last time you prayed for an hour straight? With elementary school children? Our Junior Worship lesson last Sunday was about prayer so instead of talking about it, we first read the Lord’s Prayer in Matthew 6:9-13 and then prayed through each element as Jesus …Continue reading →

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