Marja Bergen

author, mental health advocate, follower of Christ

Month: November 2021

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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