Flowing Faith

April 3, 2018
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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What Happens After Easter

I don’t use any Bible reading plans. My plan is simply to read a chapter or two or three both in the Old and New Testaments every day (and, no, I don’t manage to do it every day). Once I’ve read … Continue reading

March 30, 2018
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Such Love for Us

Good Friday, Holy Friday, Long Friday – whatever you call the day Jesus was crucified – leaves me always in reverent awe. Somebody died for a wretch like me. Not just any death but crucifixion, brutal torture from start to … Continue reading

March 20, 2018
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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From Emptiness to Fulfillment

If you look for fulfillment in yourself, eventually you will be disappointed. And that’s the opposite of what the popular kids in the world tell you. Somehow we are to find ourselves by looking into our hearts. That’s not how … Continue reading

March 2, 2018
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Grace in Practice

We can waste so much time on regretting things or wishing things were different. Or we might live in continual shame that incapacitates us, keeps us from becoming what we were meant to be. So if you’ve ever heard of … Continue reading

February 27, 2018
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Little Is Much when Jesus Is in It

Sometimes we frown on our lives because they are too plain or small to our liking. Like big and bold would somehow be the only acceptable way to live. I disagree. One’s rowdiness, or even successfulness, does not necessarily produce … Continue reading

February 13, 2018
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Fasting and Feasting

The first day of Lent and Valentine’s Day do not collide that often. It creates an interesting situation this year. Valentine’s Day is full of chocolate and feasting. Ash Wednesday invites us to repentance and fasting. How can we combine … Continue reading

February 9, 2018
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Grace from Start to Finish

Sometimes we forget how big of a gift and privilege grace really is. We easily take it granted because it was given freely to us. And we forget how amazing it is that God – who is holy and almighty … Continue reading

February 6, 2018
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Whoever Has Jesus Has Life

Sometimes you hear people saying there’s no way of knowing that we really need Jesus for eternal life. They don’t believe that whoever has Jesus has life because it does not make sense to them. But to me, it does … Continue reading

February 2, 2018
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Amen to that!

What does Amen mean? Is it just a way to end a prayer or does it mean something more? Amen means ‘so be it’ or ‘truly’ and it is very appropriate to end one’s prayer with an Amen. But it … Continue reading

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