Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

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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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Faith and mental health

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES 4  (September 9, 2006) I have lived with bipolar disorder as a person who didn’t believe in God. And I’ve lived with bipolar illness as someone who learned to have faith in Jesus Christ. And, though my faith did not “heal” me, I have become a stronger person because of it. Trusting […]

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Returning home

  “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him… But the father said to his servants, `Quick!  Bring the best robe and put it on him.  Put a ring on […]

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Searching in the wrong places

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 Have you ever searched for love and found yourself in the wrong place? You looked where you thought God might live – where you thought you might find his warmth. How you longed for someone kind to know […]

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He watches over us

I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches […]

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You must have loved us

  How you must have loved us, Lord. Giving all you had, yet seldom thanked. Misunderstood, though meaning well.   Did you continue suffering after the cross? Bearing the pain of rejection from those to whom you had given yourself in love?   Love given, but scorned. Forgiveness given but refused. And so, you continue […]

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He loves us!

  See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 John 3:1 Sometimes we really do need to be reminded, don’t we? May God’s blessings be with you all this week. marja

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