Flowing Faith

March 31, 2014
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Getting Rid of All Ill Will

Did you know that the first half of the lent is already over? Less than 20 days for Easter! Let’s continue to ready our hearts, minds, and souls for Jesus. Today I want to talk about something we very easily … Continue reading

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March 28, 2014
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Blessings Come Through Wounds

Do you know why we try so hard to hide our wounds? It almost feels like being vulnerable and real would be the end of the world. Like the real life would be only reserved for beautiful, perfect and unbroken. … Continue reading

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March 26, 2014
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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The Aroma of Christ

Do you know that you convey a message of eternal life or death without saying a word? I know, quite a responsibility. But our part is just to cling to Jesus. He takes care of the rest. How does that … Continue reading

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March 24, 2014
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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The Goal of Spiritual Growth

What do you think is the goal of spiritual growth? Is it mastering spiritual practices? Or something much simpler? Your answer to this question tells the health of your spiritual life. Sometimes we do get carried away with our own … Continue reading

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March 21, 2014
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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How to Keep Joy

Do you know how to keep joy? How to be always joyful? Happiness seems to come and go. In order to be happy we want more of things that used to make us happy. More stuff, more experiences, more fun. … Continue reading

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March 19, 2014
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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The Desire to Be Like Everyone Else

It seems like this same old problem has been around since forever: people want to be like everyone else. The root cause for disobedience is the desire to be accepted and admired by others. Just like the Israelites were hoping … Continue reading

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March 17, 2014
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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The Shamrock and the Holy Trinity

I’ve always loved the Finnish flag – a blue cross on white – because it so boldly states our faith in the risen Christ. But I also love the Irish shamrock. According to St. Patrick’s Day lore, Patrick used the … Continue reading

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March 14, 2014
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Gaining the World Is So Not Worth It

Do you try to gain the esteem of the world? Are you concerned what others think of you? Would you like to please crowds? I think we all would like to be well liked. But how far are you willing … Continue reading

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March 12, 2014
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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God Is Good All the Time

Isn’t it amazing how God blesses us for merely following his guidance? You see, I felt God nudging me to do this random “Message in a Bottle” giveaway so I put it in the motion awhile back. Little did I … Continue reading

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March 10, 2014
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Turn to God and Live!

Life does not have to be same old, same old over and over again. Your past can be buried and you can start anew and stop repeating the same old, same old over and over again.  But if the wicked … Continue reading

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