Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Month: December 2016 (page 1 of 2)

Forgive us Lord!

what if hurt was not intended? what if all was a mistake – a part of being human? how to mend? how to set things right? come before the Healer. “Forgive us Lord!”

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Forgiven, yet…

the bad forgiven, though pain remains forgiven, yet healing doesn’t come memories linger how to end? Jesus?

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Loved

…a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him.  Luke 10:33-34 The […]

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This must be confusing

Dear readers: You must wonder about the Day by Day comments I sometimes post – the true, sometimes negative, experiences of one dealing with illnesses like mine. What do they have to do with the positive nature of the Devotionals? Is it the same person writing? Yes, they are both written by me. The Devotionals […]

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Misunderstood

How frustrating to have things you need to explain and you can’t find the words. You’re just not able, mind not working clearly. The result? Misunderstanding. Too often, an undeserved bad reputation follows. You’re never forgiven. Always thought badly of.

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Because He lives

BECAUSE HE LIVES  “If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives […]

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Amazing!

It’s so totally amazing how an absolutely dreadful day of suffering on the sofa – a 4 out of 10 Christmas Eve – can be followed by an absolutely wonderful 8 out of 10 Christmas Day! This is not to be taken for granted. Must thank God for it and – in doing so – […]

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Oh to be an island!

One of the worst things about depression is to see how your partner is affected. It’s the way it gets him down as well. You end up feeling guilty. So now you have depression and guilt. It’s a double whammy. It would be nice to just be able to pull inward, letting no one bother […]

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A visit with Jesus

Jesus reached the spot where Zacchaeus was. He looked up and said, “Zacchaeus, come down at once. I must stay at your house today.” So Zacchaeus came down at once and welcomed Him gladly. Luke 19:5-6 On Thursday I took a taxi ride for the first time in eight months, first time since I moved. […]

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A new life

Overwhelmed daily by traumatic memories from yesterday? You’re living in the past. Wash the past away with the present reality. Create a new tomorrow with memories made today.

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