Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: anger

My anger develops (2019)

In the last post I wrote: Today I was once more drawn into a place that felt ugly. I had talked to a friend about something she really needed to know. She didn’t take it well and dumped a vehement response on me. I think I have lost a friend. I’m not used to being […]

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A friend’s anger

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  248  (September 7, 2009) Today I was, once more, drawn into a place that felt ugly. A problem with a friend to whom I had lovingly talked about something she really needed to know. She didn’t take it well and dumped a vehement response to it on me. I think I have […]

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Am I the “normal” me today? (2019)

As in the post I wrote in 2009, I wonder: Am I like the person I used to be? I do think I’m starting to get there and what a wondrous thing that is. Is this for real and will it continue? In November 12th last year, I lay in an emergency room bed, waiting […]

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Comment on in the company of Jesus (2019)

Copying from the previous post: “I do feel Jesus close and feel Him closer in the sharing of Him with others.” I’m very close to Jesus at times, especially when I’m in pain. I feel him close when I write about him too. But I think I feel him closest when I’m sharing him with […]

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Comment on Christian condemnation (for me in 2019)

In the previous post I wrote: “Eradicating stigma is a fight, but as Christians we need to use love as our weapon of choice, not attacking with cutting words that will hurt. Even when people hurt us, we should try not to hurt back.” Unfortunately I haven’t been able to hold to what I said […]

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Darkness before living room

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  173  (June 26, 2008) Tomorrow is Living Room day, but I don’t feel ready. Something happened tonight that threw a block of darkness in my way, making it hard to feel at peace. A friend misunderstood me and over-reacted, getting quite angry with me. I care about this person, so it’s hard […]

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What a friend!

  Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. John 15:13-14 On Sunday we sang an old hymn at church, one I remember from long ago. In all the past thirty years of going to church I can’t […]

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