Flowing Faith

December 12, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Somewhere in Your Silent Night

I don’t know about you but I feel I am so far behind in my Christmas preparations. I don’t even dare to tell my American friends how behind I am. It’s not the first time either. The first year I … Continue reading

October 24, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Find Fullness of Joy by Being in God’s Presence

Sometimes Christians seek God for the gifts and blessings God gives to his children. But God is so much more than his lavish gifts. Sometimes we get way more excited about doing things for God than being with God. Yet … Continue reading

October 20, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Discover More of God

Would you like to discover more of God? Good for you. My number one recommendation for you is to spend more time with God and he will reveal more of himself to you. The more time you spend with God, … Continue reading

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

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