Marja Bergen

author, mental health advocate, follower of Christ

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Discover Peace

Adapted from a 2014 Living Room interactive devotional You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Isaiah 26:3 ESV We hear a lot about finding peace in God. But how can we live in peace in the lives we live today? All of us are longing […]

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Sunshine

   

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God’s gifts for you

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When words fail…

 

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All things new

  Behold, I am making all things new. Revelation 21:5   There are times when one needs to shift gears, when the words no longer come from God. when flowers would be safer. Sometimes we need to turn to flowers. marja    

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God doesn’t make junk

   He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. Ecclesiastes 3:11   I like photographing flowers when they’re past their prime. To me they’re every bit as important as fresh flowers. If we […]

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Re-building

  Rudyard Kipling wrote a poem – IF – that has been important to me since the age of nineteen when I was admitted to Riverview Hospital. Such encouragement! Almost as good as the Bible. Especially since I hadn’t become a Christian yet. The lines that stood out for me this morning were these: If […]

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That which is real (2019)

In the previous post I wrote, “If a picture expresses something real, something we go through occasionally, then it’s just as important to photograph as perfection. I believe in the candid, the authentic, truth. I want real.” If you’re familiar with both my writing and photography you’ll know how serious I am about this. When […]

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Flowers amid the pain

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8   Uh oh! Just realized while editing this, that I’m on the same old topic again – my old hurts. I’m very sorry. […]

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The awe and wonder of God

  Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to little children.” Matthew 11:25 ​The words awe, and wonder are magical words. When I reflect on them, my mind immediately goes to young children. They must be the […]

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