Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: prison

Will you forget us forever?

  Adapted from a Living Room interactive devotional How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me? Look on me and answer, […]

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Part 13 – Nelson Mandela (cont’d)

  Nelson Mandela studied at the University of Fort Hare and the University of Witwatersrand in 1939 and 1943-49, focusing on law. He soon became active in the anti-apartheid movement, joining the African National Congress in 1942. For twenty years, Mandela directed peaceful, nonviolent acts of defiance against South Africa’s government and its racist policies. […]

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Singing when you don’t feel like it

  The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten with rods. After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell […]

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Message from prison

  And I want you to know, my dear brothers and sisters, that everything that has happened to me here has helped to spread the Good News. For everyone here, including the whole palace guard, knows that I am in chains because of Christ. And because of my imprisonment, most of the believers here have gained […]

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