Flowing Faith

October 3, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Under the Shield of Grace

A few days ago, I was reading an older translation of the Finnish Bible and encountered something beautiful in the last verse of Psalm 5. It declares ‘You will cover them with grace like a shield’. My heart rejoiced to … Continue reading

September 15, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Who Does Support You?

When things go south who or what does support you? Having a support system is one of those things in life that make a huge difference. There are times when we need support. When we are down or weary, we need … Continue reading

September 1, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Called to Love Our Neighbors

Christian faith needs to be personal but it’s not meant to isolate us from others. We are members of the body of Christ, not our own entities. As J.B. Phillips points out “Christianity is not a religion at all but … 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 12, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Do You Wash Your Hands like Pilate?

Today, I was contemplating on the text on Pilate washing his hands for responsibility of Jesus’ death. I understand his dilemma: the crowd wanting Jesus dead and Pilate wanting to keep his job while (he and) his wife not finding Jesus … Continue reading

January 18, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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God Is Awesome

Do you think God is awesome? Good for you. You’ve found the beginning of wisdom. Sadly, the world these days does not think that God has anything to do with wisdom. But they don’t know anything about real life. They … Continue reading

September 30, 2016
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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God Collects Special Things

Do you collect something? I collect angels and cobalt blue glass. Usually we collect something that is precious to us. I love angels and feel that cobalt blue is the colour of my soul. Do you know that God collects … Continue reading

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August 29, 2016
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Eternally Changeless God

Such human qualities as absent mindness or forgetfulness do not apply to God. Neither is he getting tired or weakening or ageing. God is on his top form as much today as he was when he created the world. Our … Continue reading

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August 12, 2016
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Raise Me Up, Lord!

Are you in need of a boost? Too worried of this or that? Or maybe just plain exhausted after trying everything and still nothing seems to work out? This post is a gentle reminder for you to rest in God’s … Continue reading

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June 10, 2016
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Become Everything God Created You to Be

Do you have difficulties believing that God really loves you? Don’t let that kind of doubts eat you up. Take God and his promises seriously. Because he is really serious about loving and caring for you. When you doubt God, … Continue reading

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