Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: hope

And yet…

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  277  (April 20, 2010) Psalms 42 and 43 which we studied at our last Living Room Bible study sure hit home for those of us there. We could relate to the psalmists’ laments. We could relate for the thirsting after God expressed in the opening verses: “As the deer pants for streams […]

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A friend’s window of hope

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  207  (November 22, 2019) My depression is dragging on, but in a roller coaster fashion – some days really bad, some not so bad. What occurs to me is that I’m actually in a position to learn a lot right now. I’ve been wanting to write about how a person can best […]

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Comment on waiting patiently (2019)

In the previous post you read the following:  Unfortunately, being patient and hopeful is pretty difficult during times of depression. It’s the nature of depression to take away hope. And we often don’t feel God’s presence at times like that either, so it becomes hard to trust Him. Fear takes over. It’s good at times […]

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Comments on God’s will & prayer (2018)

At the time I was founding and building Living Room, my morning quiet times were two hours long. I spent that time reading my Bible, meditating, praying and journaling. It was a rich time with God. I felt close to him and it showed in the courage and strength I was able to bring forth. […]

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Living to make a difference

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  38  (January 1, 2007) Yesterday our pastor started a series called The Dash in Between. (You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. James 4:14) I’d like to share with you some of the key points, hoping that you will be inspired as I was. Now this […]

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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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