Flowing Faith

February 3, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Live and Breathe God

I have this habit of falling in love with words, especially with words from the Word. Today the sentence I say over and over again is from Psalm 32: I live and breathe God” (Psalm 34:2, MSG,*). I want to live … Continue reading

January 27, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Releasing Control to God

This world seems to think being in control is the best thing ever or, at least, something everyone should strive to have. But I dare to disagree. Being in control is not my goal, releasing control to God is. Some … Continue reading

January 11, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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The Resolution Psalm

People have shared great New Year resolutions with me. But none of them are like this psalm I read the other day. How can one psalm capture the heart of Christian living so well? The college professor part of me … Continue reading

October 21, 2016
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Claim Your Spot in God’s Presence

Today’s word for the Five Minute Friday blog challenge is park. I love parks but I don’t want to write about parks. Instead, I want to urge you to position yourself in God’s presence. Once you’ve learned to establish yourself … Continue reading

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October 14, 2016
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Mail from God

Would you like to receive mail from God? I would love that. A fax every morning? Or few text messages during the day? A snail mail letter once a week? An email at the end of the day? Wouldn’t that … Continue reading

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September 16, 2016
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Invitation to Listen

How do you communicate with God? Most often people say “through prayer”. And that’s great. Just don’t forget prayer is a two-way conversation. Prayer is not just about you telling God what’s wrong with your life. Prayer is also about … Continue reading

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September 5, 2016
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Dependence on God

How is your day going? How do you stay alert to God and what he is doing in your life? We can’t let routines overtake the preciousness of life or busyness trump the sacredness of life. We truly need to … Continue reading

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August 31, 2016
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Alive and Active

I have two Eugene Peterson quotes to challenge you today if you’re getting too comfortable in your life. Sure, Jesus came to comfort the afflicted. But he also came to afflict the comfortable. God wants you to be alive and … Continue reading

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July 29, 2016
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Treasures Hidden in Jesus

Too often these days the name of Jesus does not evoke reverence and awe in us. We take Jesus granted or don’t recognise the amazing things Jesus really brings into our lives. We are ignorant of treasures hidden in Jesus. … Continue reading

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July 22, 2016
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Help Is Near

Are you in need of help? But are you too embarrassed or too proud to ask for help? Or do you think no one can ever understand what you’re going through so why bother? I hear you. Being vulnerable and … Continue reading

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