Flowing Faith

July 7, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Sundays for Worship and Play Only

I reserve Sundays for play and worship only. I try to avoid doing anything useful (like doing laundry or mowing the lawn). When you first start doing this, it might feel a bit annoying that you can’t deal with the … Continue reading

July 4, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Are You Ready to Give up Everything to Follow Jesus?

Do you love God more than anything? And do you surrender to Jesus daily? Your will, your strength, your heart, your mind, your body, your soul, your spirit, your everything? That is a tall order, isn’t it? Are you truly … Continue reading

June 30, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Spiritual Blessings in Christ

We all love blessings, right? The more the better, I think. A blessing is a favor of God and a life full of blessings is the best kind of life, isn’t it? But don’t fool yourself. God’s blessings are most … Continue reading

June 27, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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The Spiritual Gift of Martyrdom

For a long time, whenever I was reading a list of spiritual gifts, the spiritual gift of martyrdom – the divine enablement to undergo suffering for the faith even to death – puzzled me. Of course, even then I knew … Continue reading

May 5, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Letting Go of Shoulds

Do you have a lot of “shoulds” in your life? You should this and that and every other thing. The first step of letting go of shoulds is to change your vocabulary. Replace all the “shoulds” with “it’d be great … Continue reading

April 26, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Two Blessings for Every Believer (from just one Bible verse)

I openly admit that I love reading the Bible, I believe it’s the living Word of God. People often tell me that they don’t have time to read the Bible. But I think anyone can commit to reading a verse (or two) … Continue reading

April 24, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Strong in Christ

It is quite a faith journey to learn to celebrate your weaknesses. Celebrating is not our first response to our weaknesses. But that’s what the saints who have gone before us have taught us. First, the apostle Paul and then … Continue reading

April 19, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Rolled Away for You

The resurrection story never gets old: it holds the miracle of salvation. I love hearing it again and again, according to Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and all them in different translations. Because there is always something to catch my attention anew, … Continue reading

April 17, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Resurrection Makes All the Difference

Resurrection makes all the difference, folks. Without the resurrection, we’d be without hope. Life would be just life, no hope for broken hearted. No hope for sick and unhappy. And, certainly, no hope for sinners. Blessedly, God knew better. He … Continue reading

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