Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: God’s presence

Collaborating with God

  I’ve always wanted to live in God’s presence – aware of Him moment by moment. But the world’s many distractions make it hard. The devotional I’ve been reading in the morning has some neat thoughts about this. Living in God’s presence is like collaborating with Him. The work we do becomes infused with His […]

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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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Living room keeps us well

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  111  (November 10, 2007) Yesterday was another Living Room meeting. And it is truly amazing how I come away from those meetings feeling a wonderful, quiet joy – a rejuvenation. When I started facilitating Living Room I had never expected these deep feelings of peace – this holy joy – would be […]

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Closer to God through thankfulness

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  104  (October 13, 2007) The ladies’ group I attend is examining prayer. We want to learn how to pray better. I know there’s no right or wrong way to pray – after all, it’s only talking to God. Being yourself with him is the most important thing. But I do have trouble, […]

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