Marja Bergen

author, mental health advocate, follower of Christ

Month: April 2017

Am I crazy?

  First published in April 2017   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 […]

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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 […]

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Better than new

“See, I am making all things new!” Revelation 21:5 TLB Kintsugi is a Japanese art form in which broken pottery is restored, not by hiding the places where repairs are made, but by sealing the cracks with lacquer mixed with expensive gold. A vase thus repaired becomes more beautiful, more valuable, and more unique than […]

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Why is it so hard?

Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.  Jeremiah 29:12   This daisy, bent down by rain drops, looks sad – but I think it’s beautiful at the same time. There’s a beauty when we’re open about our feelings – especially when we talk with […]

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