Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

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His relentless pursuit

  And as we live with Christ, our love grows more perfect and complete; so we will not be ashamed and embarrassed at the day of judgment, but can face him with confidence and joy because he loves us and we love him too. We need have no fear of someone who loves us perfectly; […]

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God pursues you

​​ In his book Soul Cravings, Erwin McManus talks about how awful it feels when we love someone but our love is not returned. “…if God’s love is immeasurable and unending, as the Hebrews describe Him, how deep and profound must be His sense of sorrow and rejection. If anyone knows the pain of a […]

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Faith – from mind to heart

  Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1 NLT   In your mind you know there is a God. You’ve read about him and heard people tell about him. And yet you cannot truly sense his reality. There must be more. Jonathan […]

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Oh no! I forgot about love!

    Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7   After I had sent out Monday’s devotional on FOLLOWING JESUS, I realized – to my great embarrassment – that I had missed talking about the best […]

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Crucified

  I know I wasn’t going to write any more of my story. I claimed that I had recovered. However, traumatic memories don’t go away so easily. Writing whenever I felt bad was helpful. But yesterday bad memories – especially one – came back, leaving me weeping in church. And I had nowhere to go […]

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The email that unstuck me

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  202  (November 9, 2008) I don’t know if all this is going to sound silly to you, but my final escape from my last depression came so clearly and so dramatically after I sent an email to over forty Living Room members last Sunday morning. Such power there was in that! I […]

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In the company of Jesus – cont’d

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  198  (October 25, 2008) I’m feeling much better this morning. Living Room always does that for me. It’s healing. Yesterday we talked about being in the company of Jesus and what that means. Is being in company with Jesus enough? Or do we need people around us to show us Jesus’ love […]

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Comment on a life of love (2019)

In the previous post I quoted from 1 John 4:17 in the Message: “God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us.” That helps me see why Living Room used to do me so much good. It also helps me see […]

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Experiencing God’s love

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  162  (May 31, 2008) I’m reading a wonderful book, Blue Like Jazz, by Donald Miller. The subtitle is “Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality.”  Such a revolutionary, honest piece of writing! Such a refreshing look at the Christian faith. Miller quotes a friend who said, “…to be in a relationship with God is […]

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God’s love heals

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  161  (May 22, 2008) My biggest aim as a facilitator of the Living Room mood disorders support group is to help participants learn about and experience the love of God. It’s when hurting people understand how much God loves them that healing can best occur. I know this, because this has been […]

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