Marja Bergen

author, mental health advocate, follower of Christ

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Could Job Help Being Job?

Anyone who withholds kindness from a friend     forsakes the fear of the Almighty. Job 6:14 It’s all about love, isn’t it? It’s about forgiving others for who they are and what they’ve grown to be. It’s how we follow God. Can anyone who’s hurt by others help it when they’re no longer able to be […]

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Faith – from mind to heart

April 2019 Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1 NLT In your mind you know there is a God. You’ve read about him and heard people tell about him. And yet you cannot truly sense his reality. There must be more. Jonathan […]

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Part 3 – A voice calling – Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln (1809 -1865) One of America’s greatest politicians and most respected and beloved personalities, Abraham Lincoln, was the sixteenth president of the United States from 1861 to 1865. His story is a remarkable one. He was born into a humble family with illiterate parents. He had hardly any formal education, spending less than 12 […]

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Social distancing and loneliness

  Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. Lamentations 3:22-23   Many of us are feeling pain right now, whether it be physical or emotional. Pain of our own or the pain of others. We need each others’ […]

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Waiting patiently

I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise […]

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How strong is your faith?

  “All this I have told you so that you will not fall away. They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God. They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me.” […]

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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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Pretended faith

  The more I think of it, the more I know. I would much rather have friends who don’t believe in God than friends who pretend they do. marja

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Faith – from mind to heart

  Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1 NLT   In your mind you know there is a God. You’ve read about him and heard people tell about him. And yet you cannot truly sense his reality. There must be more. Jonathan […]

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They thought I was a priest (2019)

(From my journal October 2013) On October 7, 2013 I was admitted to CRESST where I was to stay for three weeks. It was my first time at a psychiatric treatment facility in fifteen years. The biggest reason I was there was to adjust my strange sleeping patterns. They were thought to be bringing on […]

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