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Traci
Hopkins, MI
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For those of us trying in one way or another to lead people through this pandemic, we’ve never done this before. Spiritual leaders, you are walking us through the valley of the shadow of death. Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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It was never Jesus's intention to leave the children out. The red-letter words are similar in each Gospel rendering. "Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." (Matthew 19:14) Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2020 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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For a limited time, Operations Blessing is offering donors this beautiful cookbook, Recipes From Around the World. Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2020 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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We've set upon a whole year of intentional spiritual development. A big part of that is helping our daughter realize she plays a small part in a great big world. Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2020 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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I've used the Christian Standard Bible (CSB) for more than five years now. I've also appreciated my own copy of the She Reads Truth Bible. Reading from a different translation gives me new insight into familiar passages. What a thrill then to have an opportunity to review the #HeReadsTruth version... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2020 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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The journey of a Bible study teacher for women's ministry leaders. Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2020 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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A whole year of intentional spiritual development. Our kickoff event was an Empower Ceremony last Friday. In case you're wondering, YES, you can host your own! Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2020 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Through a variety of activities, trips, books, conversations, etc. the author takes her daughter through a yearlong rite of passage into spiritual adulthood. Does this mean we consider our daughters at twelve and thirteen adult sisters in Christ? NO! It does mean we are intentionally turning a corner. Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2020 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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My daughter was learning a valuable lesson about sticking-with-it-ness. That was all the motivation I needed to keep pursuing my dream. Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2020 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Word art printable of New Testament church women available for purchase. Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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My Top 10 Book list for 2019. Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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In a few short weeks the church will turn to Advent. A new year up on us. New things to long for. Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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An interview: Her ecumenical exploration first attracted my attention when I started following her Twitter feed. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
Welcome to blog land! I learned a ton about you in just this first post.
Toggle Commented Oct 31, 2019 on First Post Ever! at Amy Lewis
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While the in-gathering of Sukkot may begin with the Jews, it doesn't end with us, as we read every year the morning of Sukkot, "All who survive of all those nations that came up against Jerusalem shall make a pilgrimage year by year to bow to the King LORD of Hosts and to celebrate the Feast of Sukkot." (Zechariah 14:16) Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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At the end of our 10-day period of reflection, we celebrate Yom Kippur, which is generally considered to be the most important holiday in the Jewish faith. Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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A review of twelve books in a variety of genres. Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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A Christian writer shares information about the writing process, blogging and her first book coming out Spring 2020. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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An Evangelical shares her experiences worshiping in four different church settings. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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A mother considers all the stages of parenting where she lets go of her daughter a little more. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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As I reflect on what we did have as a community and a church in those days, maybe we did have traditions after all. Traditions that formed me, inspired my devotion and instilled in me Scripture that I still know. The generosity of potlucks and the reverence of making Sunday unlike any other day of the week. Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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While I can often focus on myself, it is the methodical liturgical practices that force me to hope in Jesus. Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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An evangelical with no experience using a prayer book explains some of what she appreciates about the Book of Common Prayer. Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Mom found a relationship with Jesus Christ because of that sweet Sunday School teacher, and I have been the beneficiary of that decision all my life. Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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So, the day came in 1965 when Ms. Rose and Momma prayed through. Momma turned from her wicked ways and found Jesus. My oh my what happened in our home was better than any sitcom. Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}