Flowing Faith

May 31, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Is This All There Is?

Once I overheard a discussion between two successful young professionals on a train. It sounded like they had graduated together from a graduate school a while back with big dreams. And they had gone and achieved them all right. A … Continue reading

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May 27, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Robust Peace of God

Robust peace might sound a bit odd first. That’s because we’ve learned to think of peace as of lack of something. Peace is a lack of hurry or lack of pestering people. The peace the world ever is able to … Continue reading

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May 24, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Spiritual Strength Training, Anyone?

Why on earth would we need spiritual strength training? The Merriam-Webster dictionary tells us that few definitions of strength are capacity for exertion or endurance, power to resist force, and power of resisting attack. These are all qualities needed in spiritual life. … Continue reading

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May 22, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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The Vine and the Branches

The metaphor of the vine and the branches is very powerful. It emphasizes the importance of being organically connected to God. It reminds us that our aliveness is totally dependent on God’s grace. It gives us a chance to be … Continue reading

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May 20, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Prayer Is Practical

Last week our seven year old son said something after the Lord’s Prayer that I have been thinking ever since. It was nothing earth-shattering but profoundly true nonetheless. He said that the Lord’s Prayer was a practical prayer. Indeed! I … Continue reading

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May 17, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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The Big Five of the Holy Spirit

What’s the big deal of the Holy Spirit? Why do we need the Holy Ghost? Why should we be excited about the Spirit of God? I’ve collected here my big five reasons why the Holy Spirit is an essential part … Continue reading

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May 15, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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The Living Word

Today I found a Bible verse that felt brand new to me. I’ve read the Bible and especially the New Testament many times. Still I find something new all the time. It is because the Bible is the Living Word … Continue reading

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May 13, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Strength in Weakness

Where are you? Are you ashamed, addicted, alienated? Or are you trapped, anxious or defeated? Or powerless, hopeless or frustrated? I have good news for you. You don’t have to be stuck in the mud. You can be accepted, valued … Continue reading

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May 10, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Be Fruitful for Christ

I’ve never felt comfortable writing a Mother’s Day post. And even this is mostly an unlikely one. I have a wonderful mom (love you!) and I love being a mom. But my heart goes out for anyone who would (have) … Continue reading

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