Christina Stolaas


06

Nov 2012

You Get a New Name!

by Christina Stolaas Have you ever read something that resonates so loudly within your heart that it just stops you in your tracks? This morning I’m having one of those moments where I feel compelled to sit down and pour my heart out. Though the pace and schedule for today is hectic, I absolutely cannot continue through the motions of the day without capturing a snapshot of...

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30

Oct 2012

“I AM” is Here

by Christina Stolaas Note from Anne: We don’t normally post several times a day on Know Your Value, but in light of the catastrophic damages that hit the east coast yesterday when Hurricane Sandy arrived, it seemed necessary to add in a bit of extra encouragement. I love the verse from Isaiah that our guest blogger, Christina Stolaas, writes about in this post. I hope...

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22

Oct 2012

Don’t Just Facebook Jesus

by Christina Stolaas As I’m reading through the gospels for the first time in years, something is gnawing in my spirt. As I turn page after page, each chapter documents the historical moments of Jesus life on earth, His spoken words a bright glaring red. But the quiet discontent in my heart has left a thought for me to ponder. Am I reading, studying, underlining...

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13

Aug 2012

Olympic Spirit: Giving God the Glory

by Christina Stolaas [photo credit] The Olympic spirit is still undoubtedly in the air. The display of athleticism, dedication, and athletic heart screamed so loudly from the tv screen these past several weeks that it it provoked our hearts with overwhelming pride. Our elite athletes sacrificed much to get to the games and our country has stood proudly in support. We cheered with them. Hoped...

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19

Jul 2012

God, The Original Dentist

by Christina Stolaas [photo credit] A few weeks ago I had my semi-annual trip the dentist for a teeth cleaning. I have no fear of dentists, but, there are certainly other ways I’d rather use my time and money. With that being said, I make going regularly a priority because I love the feeling of deeply cleaned pearly white teeth. I realize that neglecting to...

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06

Jul 2012

If Sin Is Like A Rotten Banana

by Christina Stolaas [photo credit] Most Christians know the Sunday school answer to dealing with temptation, the bible instructs us to flee. But let’s be real for a minute, sin is often astonishingly attractive in this fallen world we live in. My anger feels justified. My gossip tendency is disguised as informative or obligatory. My selfishness is coated with reasoning and labeled as self preservation...

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15

Jun 2012

Sour Turned Sweet: Learning to Love Father’s Day

by Christina Stolaas [photo credit] I am widely known for my sweet tooth and my lack of self-control when it comes to eating– thus my love for kids candy should not comes as a surprise to anyone. One candy I love is sour patch kids. Sour. Sweet. Chewy. Uniquely shaped. Delicious! This post isn’t about candy though. It is, however, about something sour. Fathers Day...

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27

Apr 2012

Waves of Mercy

by Christina Stolaas This week I got an opportunity to spend some time in one of my favorite places for spring break: the beach. No scene in my mind is as peaceful as blue skies, the glorious warmth of sun rays, sparkling soft white sand and bluish -green waves rhymetically hitting the shore. I love to run, so the opportunity to get away from the...

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21

Mar 2012

He Will Finish You

by Christina Stolaas [photo credit] I’ve never considered myself a perfectionist by nature. However, as I grow closer to Jesus my failures seem to persistently antagonize me. Despite how many “things I do right”– the actions I focus and internalize on are my shortcomings. My weaknesses! The inconvenient truth is the closer I get to Jesus—the more of them I count. Not patient enough. Easily...

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