Welcome to Flowing Faith! I’m so glad you stopped by! My name is Mari-Anna (Frangén) Stålnacke and I am a writer/speaker/teacher. I hold a Doctor of Theology degree in Religious Education from the University of Helsinki. I have taught at the university level in both the United States (Concordia College, Moorhead, MN) and Finland (the University of Helsinki and the University of Jyväskylä). Now I live in Finland with my husband and our two children.
I write on things related to Christian spirituality, Christian living, spiritual formation, growing in faith or what it is to be a follower of Christ in today’s world. I aim to encourage my fellow pilgrims on their journey of faith. If you are or want to be a follower of Christ this blog is for you.
“I said to the almond tree: ‘Speak to me of God’ and the almond tree blossomed.” (Nikos Kazantzakis,“The Fratricides”,1964) My calling is to blossom and bear fruit by talking of God so that everyone might know the love of God, receive the grace of Christ and live in the presence of the Holy Spirit.
I will be writing less at Flowing Faith in the coming months because I need more time to write a book manuscript. I am hoping and praying that I could finish it over the summer months but we will see. My posting schedule will be Tuesday-Friday from now on. I will be looking forward to interacting with you then. Also, I welcome your prayers for the project and anything and everything that surrounds it. Thank you very much for your understanding.
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Abundant blessings to you! I would love to hear from you!