Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Month: December 2016 (page 2 of 2)

Christmas peace

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the […]


Finding healing

Can I share a little smidgeon of a truth with you that I’ve discovered? I’ve known it for a long time, but sometimes such truths become more clear than they’ve ever been before. I’ve come to see how very true it is that when we help others we are most likely to find healing. What […]


Lost no more

When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume. As she stood […]


Mary’s treasure

  But the angel said to [the shepherds], “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. When they had seen [Jesus], they spread the word concerning […]


I love you

I’ve been up since 2am, not so unusual for me. But what did set the last twelve hours apart from the norm was the misery that filled me, together with some very ugly thoughts. My good friend called and, sometime during our conversation, I couldn’t resist saying “I love you.” And how good that made […]


Jesus: His love and humility

If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. Philippians 2:1-2 A few years ago an Iranian man told […]


I need to talk

I have a big problem. I have a need to talk – far too much. My husband gets tired of me, my friends get tired of me. I’ll have to take care that even my counselor doesn’t get tired of me. I talk to God by writing prayers in my journal – often several times […]

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