Flowing Faith

October 28, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Forgiveness as a Daily Occurrence

What matters in faith journey is what we do when we fall short. Do we deny our shortcomings and start pretending to be what we are not? Or do we run to Jesus? Why is this so important? Because if … Continue reading

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October 25, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Be Church Together

The writing prompt today from Five Minutes Friday was ‘together’. My immediate association was Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s wonderful but challenging book Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Faith in Community. Bonhoeffer teaches us how to be church together, how to live … Continue reading

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October 23, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Healing Balm Called Grace

Do you need healing balm? Lucky you, there’s plenty of it available. It’s called grace. It is meant for all people. And there are no other qualifications than sinfulness. Hence, I think, we all qualify. There’s no one without sin. … Continue reading

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October 21, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Give Us Today What We Need

Do you pray daily? Or do you save it for special occasions? Jesus taught us to ask for daily bread. He told us to ask daily for anything we need, nothing more, nothing less. God is our heavenly father who … Continue reading

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October 18, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Building Our Lives on God

How to build our lives on God? That’s the question. By following the example of Christ is the quick answer. But let’s try to find some blueprints for building our lives on God. The sixth chapter of the letter to … Continue reading

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October 16, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Grace-Driven People Are Broken

Are you broken? What do you think? Could there be any beauty in brokenness? Yes, there can be. Especially if we surrender all the pieces to God. He is ready to create something new out of the messes of our … Continue reading

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October 11, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Hoping Against Hope

Do you know it is possible to hope even when there is no hope? I was stunned by this discovery as I was once again reading the fourth chapter of the letter to Romans. That’s where Paul reminds us of … Continue reading

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October 9, 2013
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Holier than Jesus?

Are you trying to be holier than Jesus? A shocking question, isn’t it? But – Lord, have mercy – unfortunately a valid one. With the words of Brennan Manning “Christians have an unfortunate tendency to be preoccupied with the trivial”. … Continue reading

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