Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: hunger

A God-shaped void

  A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume. As she stood behind him at his feet weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears. Then she wiped them with her hair, […]

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Are you hungry?

  Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. John 6:35   Many people would think I was daft if I said that I like the word “hungry” and that it has positive connotations for me. But […]

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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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A God shaped void

  What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ. Philippians 3:8   The other night I had a most uncomfortable feeling, one I’ve frequently experienced in the […]

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Never hungry again

“I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.” John 6:35 A few days ago, my Fellowship with God group studied the story of Elijah and how God fed him at a very low point of his life. I’d […]

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