Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: God

Only God is perfect

   “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven….Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Matthew 5:43-45, 48   Controlled by an inner […]

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Pretended faith

  The more I think of it, the more I know. I would much rather have friends who don’t believe in God than friends who pretend they do. marja

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Intimacy with God

  The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, He will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17   A long time ago, as I was reading Traveling Light by Max Lucado, I noted how he said […]

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God with us at living room

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  78  (June 22, 2007) Things have come together. I no longer feel so dizzy and stressed. And I’m sure it’s all because we had a Living Room meeting this afternoon. How therapeutic that group is for me, even if I am the leader – probably because I am the leader! I get […]

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Living with borderline: part 6 – searching for light

  A sinful woman in the town learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house. So she brought an alabaster jar of perfume and stood behind Jesus at his feet, crying. She began to wash his feet with her tears, and she dried them with her hair, kissing them many times and rubbing them […]

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My only constant: from a borderline’s diary

  “There is no one like you, Lord, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.” 1 Chronicles 17:20   I awoke this morning, softly crying like a child, wondering how I would carry on. Greece only a couple of weeks away – the holiday we had promised […]

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Is there a God?

  For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So, they have no excuse for not knowing God. Romans 1:20 NLT   God is spirit, one you cannot see or touch physically. But […]

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Nonreligious gratitude?

My mental health worker told me that I should keep a gratitude journal, at the end of each day listing all the good things that have happened to me. I told her, “But I already do that. I thank God every day for what He has given me and what He has done for me.” […]

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