Marja Bergen

author, mental health advocate, follower of Christ

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In our own household

Then Jesus told him, “I entered this world to render judgment—to give sight to the blind and to show those who think they see that they are blind.” John 9:39 NLT In effect, Jesus said, “I have come. I have come to give life, to give light, to bring peace, to seek and to save,” […]

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When no one believes you

There is an insidious form of stigma that’s common in the lives of people with mental illness. It’s caused by mistreatment that’s real but not obvious, and so, when complaints are made, they’re not believed. The victims’ ability tell the truth about a situation, is all too often questioned. That’s unfair and a great injustice. […]

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Does truth stop being truth?

  But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God. John 3:21   Does truth stop being truth when no one wants to hear it or believe it? Who chooses what is truth? There’s […]

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BPD – like a child – not hiding the truth

What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs. Luke 12:3  I’ve been called a child, because I say everything that comes to mind. Transparent, not hiding anything. I suppose that’s what has […]

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Because He lives

To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32 I awoke from a nap on Monday with the words, “The truth will set you free” on my mind. And […]

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Ashamed no longer

When we tell the truth, a truth that needs to be known but that no one wants to hear, we’ll most likely lose friends—possibly a lot of friends. We’ll be ostracized. That’s what happened to Jesus. And that’s what happens to people who call out for Jesus’s truth to be heard today. With pain I […]

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Why don’t you believe me?

  “ If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me? ” John 8:46   Can you “hear” the frustration in Jesus’ voice? He is speaking to the Jews who had for too long been tricked by believing the lies that appealed to their pride and ego. They were no longer capable of […]

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The way to truth

How do  we allow God to lead us? It is to allow things to happen under the power and spirit of God – without a conscious will of your own, but under the guidance and will of the Almighty. It’s the way to truth. Contriving is the opposite. Contriving is to make things happen according […]

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Why don’t you believe me?

  “Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say.” “Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe me? Whoever belongs to God hears what […]

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Last blooms

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  261  (December 6, 2009) I love the look of frost on flowers – on any kind of vegetation actually. These are the last flowers in our garden. The last bit of colour, except for the hollyberries on the holly tree. Winter is really here. It’s cold and there’s talk of snow in […]

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