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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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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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