Flowing Faith

March 27, 2018
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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We Are Healed in Jesus

Sometimes we might wonder whether God can understand what’s going on in our lives. You know, how awful it feels to get rejected or be shunned from the coffee table discussions at work. How could God understand what it feels … Continue reading

February 16, 2018
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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How to Be Prepared for Tough Times

Often we have big why questions when horrible things happen. But that question does not help us to deal with disasters. Because we can’t understand why certain things happen. Some of the evil things are caused by humans, directly or … Continue reading

April 18, 2016
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Blaming God ?

Are you blaming God for your difficulties? Or are you angry at God for letting you suffer? I have news for you. It’s natural but not Biblical to think life, even for a follower of Christ, should be smooth sailing. … Continue reading

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March 25, 2016
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Do Not Skip Good Friday

Are you tempted to skip Good Friday and hop straight over to Easter? I hear you. I think it’d be great to pretend that all the cruel things on Good Friday did not happen. And, especially, denying our part in … Continue reading

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December 15, 2014
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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How Can We Be Merry?

The world news seem to be getting more horrific all the time. Kidnappings, massacres, wars, murders, accidents. It all feels terrible, especially in the season of love and peace. How can we be merry? How can we rejoice when the … Continue reading

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November 7, 2012
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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When Life Is Heavy and Hard to Take

I am utterly thankful that the Bible includes Lamentations. Just as life in general spiritual life is not always sunshine and smooth sailing. When life is heavy and hard to take, you don’t need to hide from God. Actually, that … Continue reading

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April 3, 2012
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Sacrificial Living, Anyone?

What is sacrificial living anyway? Why should we live that way? And what’s in it for me? Let’s find out. Jesus showed us by his example what it is to live sacrificially and we are called to be like him. … Continue reading

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October 28, 2011
by Mari-Anna Stålnacke @flowingfaith
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Discipleship Beyond Comprehension

It’s great that we trust God. But we are also called to follow Christ. We can’t omit the cross and Christ. Dietrich Bonhoeffer states “Christianity without discipleship is Christianity without Christ.” As followers of Jesus we can’t dictate our own … Continue reading

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