Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Month: July 2018

Becoming a child again

“Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:3 I enjoy little children, the young ones that don’t care how they look to others. They’re real, just the way God made them to be. They live and love with everything they have […]

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If you can keep your head

  This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. 1 John 3:16   You’ll remember the poem If by Rudyard Kipling. I’ve referred to it a number of times. In 1965, a doctor in […]

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Connections

As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. Psalm 42:1-2   Since sending last Monday’s email, I kept thinking of the lines I wrote: “By connecting with my Lord above, I feel connected with the earth under my […]

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My prayer to you, my Lord

  It’s you alone I fear and no one else. It’s you alone I need. In you I find my strength, my courage and my power. I love you, God, and thank you for your love. May your will be done in heaven and on earth. Always. marja

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Bursting heart

  But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 1 Peter 4:13   I’ve been writing much here about how stigma has been affecting me. My story. My pain. But I realize everyone has a story. Everyone has experienced some form […]

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Humble before God

  Are your hearts tender and compassionate? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.   Philippians […]

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In the light

  But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. 1 John 1:7   The Bible uses light as a metaphor for honesty because you can truly see and examine things in the […]

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