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Traci
Hopkins, MI
A country girl goes to church.
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A list of resources for church history beginners. Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Some reflections on a visit to my hometown in rural Missouri. Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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When I lived in the Middle East I shared several iftar meals like this one with friends. Iftar in Arabic literally means, “break the fast...” I don’t just go to learn about their faith; I go to learn about my own. Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Reflections on a wedding reception that pointed to a heavenly feast someday. Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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It's one of several must-do things every time I go back to the town of my childhood. Chillicothe isn't special to everyone, but it sure is special to me. Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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My daughter has many other women who mother her, though. They teach her things and instill qualities in her I cannot offer on my own. I willingly share the spotlight with them. Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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A book review roundup of thirteen books in various genres. Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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A poem on the first night of my daughter's school play. Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Thirteen devotionals, studies, and faith-based books to help your teen live a godly lifestyle. Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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An Evangelical Protestant considers the act of being blessed by a Priest during the Eucharist. Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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I wanted her to be somewhere where the people wave as you drive by, not because they know you necessarily, but because you’re both from here. Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Considering the role I would have played at the foot of the cross. Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Guest article about a personal experience with the Chrism oils consecrated during Mandy Thursday of Holy Week. Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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We need to write in such a way that our real-life relationships stay healthy. Oh, the temptation is there to write in such a way as to promote self, or to attract new followers. But such writing does not honor God. If I do a little mud-smearing, the post is more likely to go viral. Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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An alternative book list for women who want to better themselves by reading books that incorporate storytelling and Scripture. Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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A guest post from a friend whose debut book, Under the Dancing Tree, is out now. Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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An Evangelical begins exploring other Christian traditions and it leaves her longing for fellowship with all believers. Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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An Evangelical visits an Antiochian Orthodox Forgiveness Vespers for the first time. Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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What is Lent? A simple explanation. Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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An Evangelical shares her story about observing the church calendar's Advent season for the first time. Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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A blogger offers a fact sheet about her book manuscript, "A Church Story: How One Protestant Developed A Spiritual Hunger for Matzoh Bread and Holy Water." Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Book review of ten books in a variety of genres. Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Adding a spiritual reflection piece to Lent by telling stories about hymns. Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Five things James wants to teach us about an active faith. Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Why it's important for Christian writers to build a platform. Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}