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Traci
Hopkins, MI
A country girl goes to church.
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As a beginner, an explanation of The Divine Hours, how it's biblical, and what I'm experiencing as I practice this spiritual discipline. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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A poem about butting in when people of the church leave. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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How one little girl finds her way to faith in the midst of a childhood of fear. Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Can your husband's faith look different and still be a solid faith? Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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A book review roundup of nonfiction, fiction, memoir and poetry books. Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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For the last several years, I've taken a journey. God has left me in one faith tradition, but shown me the beauty of inviting believers from other Christian faith traditions to influence me. I've received ashes on my forehead with the Catholics. I've prayed with the Orthodox. I've participated in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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A look at five ways reading the Bible chronologically has helped me grow in my faith. Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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This one has its own special kind of sting. We’re told to expect changes as our marriages grow in years. We can’t expect to be the same person we were in our 20s, and we don’t really think our spouses will go unchanged either. But you never expected his faith... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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A poem about caring for a daughter in a mother's absence. Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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It's the top read posts at Traces of Faith for 2017, and the stories behind them. Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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A New Years Prayer for Believers. Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Take the 2018 challenge and try a new to you spiritual practice. Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2017 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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The meaning behind the twelve days of Christmas. Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2017 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Advent guest post about running after Jesus. Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2017 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Advent guest post about joining traditions as a married couple. Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2017 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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If longing for church reform in the way of unity makes me a reformer like Martin Luther, so be it. Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2017 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Advent guest post about doing daily gift exchanges. Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2017 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Advent guest post offering meaning behind the candles of an advent wreath. Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2017 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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A poem about the loneliness and grief we can encounter over the holidays. Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2017 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Practicing Advent as a family, with ideas for printouts. Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2017 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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A guest writer shares about her experiences learning about the church calendar as an adult, includes an Advent devotional. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Book reviews, including fiction, nonfiction, Advent kids books. Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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How the church calendar can help us focus on Christ at Christmastime. Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2017 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}