Flowing Faith

February 27, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Light at the End of the Tunnel

We all know times when we have felt like being in a cold, moldy, dark tunnel. It feels that in that place in time there is no way out. But with the words of Anne Lammott “hope begins in the … Continue reading

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February 25, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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But God Can!

Anytime you start doubting, go back to your Bible. Anytime your feelings tell you that there is no way out, take your Bible out. Anytime you want to be assured by God’s amazing love check out some of the Bible … Continue reading

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February 22, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Christ in the Center

This famous altarpiece from Wittenberg shows us how to live, breath, preach, and teach. The main thing is to keep Christ in the center. The Holy Spirit moves everyone: male and female, young and old. Jesus is the word of … Continue reading

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February 20, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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How to Handle Disappointments

Disappointments are part of life. There will always be some sort of disappointments along the way. If we expect no hardships we will always be disappointed and might even become bitter. The trick here is to learn what to do … Continue reading

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February 18, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Is Holiness Old-Fashioned?

What do you think? Is holiness old-fashioned? Fasting during the Lent is (for most Christians) a voluntary thing. But too often we think all the discipline and growing in grace is optional, too. Even if you are not interested in … Continue reading

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February 15, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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The Best Gift Is to Be Present

This time of year is a very fun but busy time in our household: a couple of birthdays plus Valentine’s Day. As I have been thinking about gifts I’ve come to this conclusion: The best gift to yourself, to others, … Continue reading

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February 13, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Lent Is a Blessing

It’s Ash Wednesday. Time to remember that we are dust. Time to turn back to God and eternal things. Time to let go and let God cleanse our inner beings. Soak me in your laundry and I’ll come out clean, … Continue reading

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February 11, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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How to Experience the Sweetness of God

Have you ever experienced the sweetness of God? Because that is the essence of God. We only get little glimpses of it at this side of eternity but it’s real. It’s real, sweet, and wonderful. Knowing God is to know … Continue reading

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February 8, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Layers of Trusting God

Faith is about putting our trust in God. For a long time I thought it was just about putting my salvation in the hands of God. But it’s about putting my whole life – everything in me- in God’s hands. … Continue reading

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February 6, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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How to Let Go of Bad Habits

Do you know how to let go of bad habits? From my own experience I know that self-help does not work, right? So what to do? Are we doomed? I was contemplating it and Augustine of Hippo (354 – 430) … Continue reading

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