I’m Traci and I’m glad you’re here. We have formed a community; a group of believers who love Jesus and want to see him glorified in our own lives and in our local churches. This is our collective heartbeat.
Maybe you grew up Southern Baptist (like me) but then you tried a Pentecostal church in college. You married a Catholic, and as a compromise, your family worships in the Anglican tradition. Or any of a hundred other faith scenarios where God shows himself to be more than we could ever ask or imagine. Together, we’re realizing when God called us to be one church, he meant that.
There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call—one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. Ephesians 4:4-6
So we sit on wooden church pews in the biggest, most glorious cathedral you can imagine, and we tell stories. We remember hymnals and Sunday School, Confirmation Classes and church camp. We learn about Prayer Ropes and real wine for Communion, contemplative prayer and also potluck recipes and unprogrammed meetings. Everything we learn reminds us, to the depths of our soul, there’s more of Jesus to be found, and we are blessed with a whole lifetime, all of eternity really, to learn from one another!
How do we do this? First, we lay our differences down at the foot of the cross. We pick up our Bibles and turn our eyes to Jesus. Then, we do the work, even if it gets uncomfortable. One of the highest compliments I ever receive about my writing are when people tell me I’ve made them think.
On my personal Facebook page, I ask a lot of questions about church. For example: How many denominations have you been a part of in an active way? I lead a Facebook private group that reads through the Bible chronologically every year. A number of Christian traditions are represented in this group. Here are a few blog posts I’ve written, which resonate with folks who love the church:
Also, I’ve written a book. In A Church Story: How One Protestant Girl Developed a Spiritual Hunger for Matzoh Bread and Holy Water, I tell my own church story, along with those of others. The proposal and completed manuscript are making the rounds with publishers. It’s prayed over every day.
Oh, I hope you're in! It’s my prayer believers would realize it’s not enough to just meet Jesus. He is worth knowing more and more and more!
More About Me
After growing up in a small town in northern Missouri, I now live in rural Michigan with my husband our and our beautiful-inside-and-out daughter. We're a short drive from the beach and Lake Michigan. At home, we grow things like pigs and tomatoes and chickens and apples. Reading and writing are my passion. I also enjoy cooking, supporting small town businesses, and all. things. Bible. study. I’ll write about this other stuff too from time to time, but my heart, my greatest passion, is Christ’s church.
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