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Traci
Hopkins, MI
A country girl goes to church.
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A brief introduction to the Orthodox church from an Evangelical. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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If you'll learn from them, and have healthy, healing conversations with devout believers who practice their faith differently than you, I think you'll want to try some of these practices. Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Remembering eleven good years of life on my daughter's birthday. Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Find something new-to-you to try on this list of 50 spiritual practices. Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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The Top 5 posts from Traces of Faith blog in 2018. Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Take a few minutes to step away this Christmas, and dwell with Jesus. Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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A booklist of 12 books about the intersection of faith and daily life. Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Focusing on the first Christmas story helps the troubles in our own stories fade away. Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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A pastor shares her story about finding a growing, thriving faith after a childhood of abuse. Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Ancient practices intended to slow us down and usher us into holy places. It doesn't matter if it's Catholic, Orthodox, Lutheran, or Anglican. Not if it leads us to Jesus. Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Over the years, I've done a bit of public speaking. In 2018, that's picked up some, so I thought I'd add the additional resource to my blog. I'm a writer who teaches Bible study, and I love to talk about these things. My favorite format is leading a group of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Memories of family gatherings at Christmastime. Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Advent Seven - Encouragement In Your Inbox. Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Just in time for Christmas, a roundup of book reviews. Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Let’s really think on how blessed we are and share our stories. That's a Thanksgiving well spent. Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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A Year's Worth of Faith-Giving Prizes, to encourage believers in their everyday faith. Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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It's possible to be busy, and at peace. Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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If you or someone you know struggle with depression, ask Jesus into your heart. Ask Him to show you the root, the cause of the darkness swallowing you. Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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But if our focus, the place where we let our minds dwell, was on praiseworthy things, how would things be different? Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Mix hope in with a little bit of spiritual elbow grease, and the divine workings of a mighty God, and excellent things are sure to follow. Both now, and someday in heaven. Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Imitate, and watch carefully those who are living this way, but realize none of us is doing it perfectly. Dwell on the admirable qualities that look and sound and smell and feel and taste like Christ. Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Sometimes the best sermons aren’t formally prepared. In this Christian life, we often learn more from a person's actions than his words. Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Considering what is lovely about the fall season in rural Michigan. Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Offering our daughter a pure religion experience; Communion, loving orphans and widows. Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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Part three in the Dwell series, focusing on Philippians 4:8. Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2018 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}