Marja Bergen

author, mental health advocate, follower of Christ

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Righteous indignation

February 2020   David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you […]

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Are you wondering?

JUSTICE FOR ALL: WHERE IS IT? Is it really and truly coming? What’s the hold-up? Yes, it is coming. Of course. And the publisher says it will be ready for publication towards the end of August. I’ve been quite disappointed with the lengthiness of the process. Have already got a lot of promotional material out […]

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Do you have the courage?

  “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean. In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside […]

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Who am I?

But Moses said to God, “Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh…?” (Exodus 3:11) …  “…I am slow of speech and tongue.” The Lord said to him, “Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or mute? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go; […]

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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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Do you have such courage? – A life worth living – Part 51

I think all of the individuals we’ve looked at so far have stood up to be counted for some kind of cause, without fear of the consequences. Remember Oskar Schindler and how he risked his life, and spent his fortune helping Jews survive the threat of death camps? And what about Gandhi and his radical […]

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Malala Yousafzai – A life worth living – Part 25

MALALA YOUSAFZAI (1997 – ) [1] [2] Malala was born in Mingora, Pakistan, located in the country’s Swat Valley. She became an advocate for girls’ education when she herself was still a child. She attended a school that her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, had founded. In September 2008, after the Taliban began attacking girls’ schools in […]

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Following with courage

April 2019 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of the bones of the dead and everything unclean. In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the […]

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What if…? – A life worth living, part 24

WHAT IF…? What if you had lived in those days before women had the right to vote—those days when women were not admitted to colleges. When they could not make speeches in public. What if you were considered of lesser worth to men in terms of reasoning ability? What would it have been like to […]

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Part 10 – Everything changed

  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17   There came a time when three events magically occurred, all pretty well together. I’ve always marvelled how it happened this way—all around my fortieth year. Important changes came into my life, […]

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