Flowing Faith

January 23, 2018
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Based on Faith

Too often I meet Christians who have not embraced fully the freedom Christ offers to us. Lovely Christian people who are paralyzed by fear of possibly doing something that would keep them away from heaven. Like God’s grace would not … Continue reading

June 29, 2016
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Towards Spiritual Maturity

Would you like to become spiritually mature? I bet you do. I have very good news and very bad news. Let’s tackle the bad first. There are no shortcuts available. There’s no magic pill to take away the spiritual fat. … Continue reading

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October 30, 2015
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Wholeness Is Possible

Lately, I have been contemplating on wholeness. It seems to be the goal for every person on earth. According to Victor Frankl meaninglessness in our lives is a hole, an emptiness, in our lives. Whenever there is a vacuum we … Continue reading

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September 7, 2015
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Spiritual Wardrobe

Grace invites us to try on a new kind of wardrobe. One that God has chosen for us: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Did you just audibly sigh? Don’t worry, I know. The godly, spiritual wardrobe doesn’t quite fit! … Continue reading

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January 13, 2014
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Called to Be Saints

Do you know that you’re called to be a saint? For real. Right now and right here. How do I know? I read it in my Bible. I am currently reading through the Bible in the New Revised Standard Version. … Continue reading

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October 24, 2012
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Sanctification Explained for Nerds

When we are reconciled to God through Christ, we are made new. Suddenly, by grace, the beta version of us is launched. The old (alpha) life is gone, a new (beta) life bubbles inside of us. But, as you know, … Continue reading

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April 17, 2012
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Pre-Approved for God

The sad truth is that we can’t get ourselves pre-qualified for God. We sure are a bunch of sinners and we can’t save ourselves. But the happy news is Christ has already gotten all of us pre-approved on the cross! … Continue reading

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March 28, 2012
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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How to Stay on the Altar

As we approach the Holy week my mind has started swirling around the sacrifice of Jesus. I am in awe of vastness of God’s love. And then I think if God loved us so immensely … how should we respond … Continue reading

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February 20, 2012
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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No Need to Fake It!

Somehow we humans want to be better than we are. We’d like to be perfect. But we are not. There’s no one without fault. “There’s not one totally good person on earth, Not one who is truly pure and sinless.” … Continue reading

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