Marja Bergen

author, mental health advocate, follower of Christ

Tag: rudyard kipling

Part 2 – Good things in bad places

Crease Clinic When times are good, be happy;     but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one     as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover     anything about their future. Ecclesiastes  7:14   We will start this story with the time I got sick in 1965 and was sent from the […]



  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 […]


“If you can keep your head”

…but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31 “If you can keep your head when all about you, are losing theirs and blaming it on you…” I read the […]


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