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Traci
Hopkins, MI
A country girl goes to church.
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What the songs we sing as we rock our children show us about ourselves. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Sometimes I miss the days when I could boldly proclaim one brand of Christianity, and understood it to be right. When one church felt like a forever home. It’s a wild, bumpy ride learning from all these traditions. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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One reader recalls the journey she took through the various departments of her hometown library. Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Book review of ten books in a wide variety of genres. Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Encouraging believers to take their faith from all good to the best it can be. Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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How discovering liturgy and using tangible objects like prayer beads has transformed the prayer life of one Protestant. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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When it comes to Bible stories, these aren't the big ones you grow up learning about in Sunday School. What if these obscure women of the Bible starting attending the local church? Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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The prayers of one mama for her future son-in-law. Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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What an art class project told high school girls about their beauty and worth. Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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As Christians, how should we respond to the controversy at Willow Creek? Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Three books to help parents teach children about religious concepts that can be hard to understand. Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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A step by step account of my Divine Liturgy experience with the Russian Orthodox. Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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A Protestant's first-time experience visiting a Russian Orthodox Church for Divine Liturgy. Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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A look at what being a Reformer might look like in the modern-day church. Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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When it comes to learning about the Christian tradition from other believers, what are we afraid of? Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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What one father learned about switching up parenting styles for different children. Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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The importance of slowing down, not just on the Sabbath, but in our daily lives as Jesus calls us to live in his presence. Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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A deeper look at the reasons we took our child to church. Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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But when a storm hits and emotions flare, we’ll remind ourselves that we are on a love mission. We’ll lean in for His still, small voice and look for ways to partner with His redeeming hands in our home. Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Making it easier to for believers in different traditions to have a conversation about church. Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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When it comes to church... Do you want to build bridges, rather than burn them? Are you hungering for more of Jesus than one local church offers? Have you found fellowship among a variety of believers? We're forming a community that explores these ideas together. We love the church, and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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A review of ten books in various genres. Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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I've taken to visiting churches. Not because I'm church shopping. I have no interest in church hopping. Here's what I've found. Jesus shows up in the midst of all our Christian traditions. Yes, even in those that aren't yours. Recently, I attended Divine Liturgy at a Russian Orthodox Church. That's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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A detailed account of a middle-aged married couple going on a date night. Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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The intentional act of doing simple things around the house can remind us to settle our minds and spirit. Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}