Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: Easter

“Come and have breakfast”

When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread. Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.” So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many […]


Living in freedom

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  142  (March 16, 2008) When I think back to my Living Room devotional on Friday, I can see that I must have confused some issues. I was trying to talk about the importance of love in our lives – both receiving and giving love – and how those can help us cope […]


Pockets of heaven

  Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.  He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. Luke 24:45-47   […]


Cherry blossoms

See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone.  Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land. Song of Songs 2:11-12   Just outside our building is a walkway lined with ornamental cherry trees. What a joy it was this spring […]


They know not what they do

I’ve been thinking – I could say almost endlessly – about forgiveness. Have I already talked to you about that here before? Am I getting tiresome to listen to? I know some people in my offline life must be. Stigma is such an ugly thing, making otherwise perfectly good “normal” people consider those who are […]


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