Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Category: Day by Day (page 1 of 6)

The bitter pain of loss

    THE BITTER PAIN OF LOSS   Do you ever find a place within yourself where bitterness has overtaken the love for God, your Lord, who used to have first spot?   Have you ever wished you could forgive past hurts? But when remorse isn’t shown, it isn’t impossible, no matter how you try. […]

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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 […]

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Fellowship with God groups – Update

The founding Fellowship group consisting of six ladies will be having its third meeting on Wednesday, October 4th. As I’ve been going through the study guide during our meetings, I was easily able to see where improvements could be made. So, I’m finding myself carrying on with the development of study guide 1 – an […]

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A time for everything

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, Ecclesiastes 3:1, 4 I know. I wasn’t going to write here. Too busy writing study guides. But things come up and sometimes […]

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Fellowship with God group set to start

The study guides are ready to go, six individuals signed up (room for two more), and on Wednesday, September 20th the first meeting will be held at Marja’s house. Fellowship with God is a study for individuals suffering from the effects of mental health issues, trauma, emotional pain, and other possible distresses that make a […]

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Fellowship with God group starting

Are you longing for a closer walk with God? Then you might be interested in joining Fellowship with God, a small group of no more than six people. This study is especially designed to help those with mental health issues, emotional problems, trauma, and any other possible distresses that affect the mind and make a […]

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Article re marja’s ministry

  On Thursday, Church for Vancouver posted this article about my newly released gift books and other things in the works: http://churchforvancouver.ca/devotionals-offer-hope-to-those-with-mental-illness/ The writer mentions something new I’m working on with the help of a few others. It’s a home-style small group I call Fellowship with God. We’re hoping that following this study will help […]

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I’m launching three gift books

Hello everyone. I’m pleased to announce the publication of three new gift books filled with my devotionals and photographs. I am finding they make great gifts for the people in my life who need encouragement, friends who are not doing well for a variety of reasons – especially friends in hospital. I hope some of […]

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Shame

This morning I awoke not wanting to get up, which is hugely unlike me. I was literally moaning with bad feelings – ashamed of having this illness that far too often make me act unnaturally. I’m not ashamed of the illness, but about what it makes me do at times. And I feel such pain […]

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Am I crazy?

  Do you know how God controls the clouds     and makes his lightning flash? Do you know how the clouds hang poised,     those wonders of him who has perfect knowledge? Job 37:15-16 When joy overwhelms you and there’s no one with whom you can share it, what do you do with it? When you can’t […]

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