Flowing Faith

October 31, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Luther Nailed It

Today it has been exactly 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of Wittenberg church. He did not know his actions would change history but they did. Luther just wanted to remind people of what … 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 19, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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God Wants You to Be Happy with Him

Do you want to be happy? I think we all do. Too often people think that God would not want them to be happy. Like God’s goal would be to make you unhappy. That doesn’t ring true, does it? Quite … Continue reading

August 4, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Christianity as Grace

When you’re exhausted you don’t want to be pushed and told to try even harder. Especially when we are down we need grace. Jesus is calling to him all who are weary. He will not urge us to try harder, … 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 13, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Rely on God and His Grace

Today I am in awe of God once again. I just realized God does not rely on me. What a relief! He knows me and my abilities…and how much I am lacking. Instead, God relies on grace. And so should I … 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 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

April 7, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Jesus Is More than Enough

Some encounters have left me a bit dumbfounded lately. I’ve met some friends and acquaintances who are Christians and they told me they’ve been looking for answers for their problems from New Age or mindfulness or something else but not … Continue reading

March 20, 2017
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Draw Near to God

Because of Jesus we can walk right up to God. Without Jesus we do not have an access to God. But because Jesus died on the cross and was raised on the third day, we can approach God without hesitation. … Continue reading

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