Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

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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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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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…And yet, David found strength

First published in February 2017 So David and his men wept aloud until they had no strength left to weep….David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. …But David found strength in the Lord his God. 1 Samuel 30:4,6 […]

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His eye in on the sparrow

This is not exactly a sparrow. Nevertheless, this daisy also seems insignificant. Yet God notices it.   Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you […]

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Would you dare?

  …a Pharisee invited him to eat with him; so he went in and reclined at the table. But the Pharisee was surprised when he noticed that Jesus did not first wash before the meal. Then the Lord said to him, “Now then, you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside […]

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Following Jesus – courageously

  To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. 1 Peter 2:21   Do you love Jesus enough to follow him – wherever he might lead you? Do you have the courage? If we look into New Testament accounts, we’ll see that […]

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Following with 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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Courageously following Jesus

  To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. 1 Peter 2:21   Do you love Jesus enough to follow him – wherever he might lead you? Do you have the courage? If we look into New Testament accounts, we’ll see that […]

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My prayer to you, my Lord

  It’s you alone I fear and no one else. It’s you alone I need. In you I find my strength, my courage and my power. I love you, God, and thank you for your love. May your will be done in heaven and on earth. Always. marja

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