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Traci
Hopkins, MI
Gather: Let's Talk About Church
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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}
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A look at young adult Christians on the verge of finding their own faith as a young family. Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2019 at Traces Of Faith {Traci Rhoades}
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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}