Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: joy

After the launch – such happiness!

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  180  (July 21, 2008) What do you do when you’re so happy that, waking up at 3:30 in the morning, you can’t get back to sleep again? This happened yesterday morning. I was too happy to sleep. I felt like there was something I should do with such happiness. Dance or something. […]

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The joy of living room

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  136  (February 28, 2008) In her blog, Nancie, my friend from long ago, talks about the joy CH Spurgeon’s wife, Susannah Thompson, found in her ministry. A semi-invalid, confined to her home, she found something she could do to benefit others – something that benefited herself as well. Please check out her […]

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Awakening: living with borderline

  Oh Lord! I need to write some happy things. Is there no happiness at all in BPD? I have forgotten. Don’t even know anymore. But there must be. I remember my times with bouquets – exploring the groupings of flowers with my camera. I remember not being able to stop, taking picture after picture. […]

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Flowers amid the pain

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:8   Uh oh! Just realized while editing this, that I’m on the same old topic again – my old hurts. I’m very sorry. […]

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Awakening – living with borderline

  Oh Lord! I need to write some happy things. Is there no happiness at all in BPD? I have forgotten. Don’t even know anymore. But there must be. I remember my times with bouquets – exploring the groupings of flowers with my camera. I remember not being able to stop, taking picture after picture. […]

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Excluded

  Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. Luke 6:22-23   “Leap for joy?” This is something I would never have […]

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Joy?

  For to us a child is born,     to us a son is given,     and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called     Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,     Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6   Is Christmas a joyous time of year for you? The nostalgic side of us tends to […]

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To be a child

  Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed his hands on them and blessed them. “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God […]

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For no apparent reason

  You turned my wailing into dancing;   you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent.   O Lord my God, I will give you thanks forever. Psalm 30: 11-12 Isn’t it strange and amazing how the greatest joy a person can have […]

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Am I crazy?

  Do you know how God controls the clouds     and makes his lightning flash? Do you know how the clouds hang poised,     those wonders of him who has perfect knowledge? Job 37:15-16 When joy overwhelms you and there’s no one with whom you can share it, what do you do with it? When you can’t […]

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