Marja Bergen

author, mental health advocate, follower of Christ

Month: November 2021

There is no pit so deep

April 2014   In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.                                                                                                           John 1:4-5   In her book The Hiding Place Corrie ten Boom tells the true story from the Second World War when she and her family […]

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Making room for Christmas in 2013 and 2021

  While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.                                       Luke 2:6-7   We’re all familiar with this story. We know […]

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Better than new

  I have a friend who once wrote a beautiful poem about a broken vase. It held a lot of meaning for her. And this morning I remembered this story told me by another friend. It held a lot of meaning for me. Somehow I feel these stories are connected. I bring this to you […]

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A courageous journey

Adapted from November 2015   Have I not commanded you? “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9   Villages in the Greek islands are built on hills, meaning that many streets are steep. Stairways are unavoidable […]

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