Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: David

Pastor comes onboard – excerpt 3

  I WILL NOT HIDE – Excerpt 3 The faith-based peer support group called Living Room went into the planning stage. It was an exciting time, but not without its anxieties. I’ll never forget one meeting I had with the pastor shortly after I heard the call to start a faith-based group. I told him […]

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What is your goliath?

  “All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.” 1 Samuel 17:47   When I was founding the Living Room ministry in 2006, probably my greatest inspiration was David, […]

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“Anger” at living room

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  96  (September 1, 2007) No, we didn’t get angry at our Living Room group yesterday. We only discussed anger. Anger with God in particular. The discussion started with the question, “Do you ever feel angry or frustrated with God for your suffering with mood disorder?” Some people did feel that way and […]

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Depression yet again…really?

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  50  (March 3, 2007) When everything is going well, as it usually does for me nowadays, it’s hard to believe that I could ever become depressed again. Yet, it can happen, and does happen. And here I am, depressed again. Signs began appearing a couple weeks ago. I was easily moved to […]

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Even those you least expect

I know my transgressions, and my sin is always before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned and done what is evil in your sight; Psalm 51:3-4   Unthinkable! An atrocious crime, committed by a man after God’s own heart, no less. David, the great leader of the Old Testament, the author of many […]

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Righteous indignation

    David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down […]

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