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 […]


Comment on in the company of Jesus (2019)

Copying from the previous post: “I do feel Jesus close and feel Him closer in the sharing of Him with others.” I’m very close to Jesus at times, especially when I’m in pain. I feel him close when I write about him too. But I think I feel him closest when I’m sharing him with […]


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 […]


A life of love

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  196  (October 11, 2008) Living Room was wonderful yesterday, yet I was worried about myself going into it. Wondered if I could lead the way I needed to. Life has been so very complex, especially with my mother sick. We found out she’d had a heart attack. She will be in hospital […]


Difficulties coping

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  195  (October 7, 2008) I feel a bit like a nun – have felt like that for quite awhile now – tied to the work I do, paying little attention to the world around me. I never watch TV. Don’t keep track of the news – not via radio, TV, or newspaper. […]


Getting on track

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  184  (August 25, 2008) Yesterday morning I had a great two hour quiet time, journaling, writing yesterday’s post, and emailing a friend. Prayer was a big part of it. By the end of that time I felt quite a bit better. One blogging friend listed several things I needed to do to […]


Comment on friends (2019)

The person in the previous post is one of many individuals I befriended while leading Living Room for nine years. I often wonder how they are. I grieve having had to step down from my Living Room group three or so years ago. But loss of the group is not all I grieve. I very […]


After living room

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  174  (June 27, 2008) I went into Living Room today with a lot of prayer, trying to clear the clouds hanging over me. The prayers did help. The meeting felt a bit stunted, though. I thought the topic for discussion that I brought was a good one. However, the eighteen sitting around […]


Receiving love

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  165  (June 5, 2008) Further gleanings from Don Miller’s Blue Like Jazz: Miller says, “…I have come to understand that strength, inner strength, comes from receiving love as much as it comes from giving it. I think apart from the idea that I am a sinner and God forgives me, this is […]


No alienation at living room

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  153  (April 21, 2008) Our discussion about alienation made me think of Living Room and how that’s one place where I don’t think anyone feels out of place or on the outside looking in. In searching the web on this topic I found out that self-help groups are excellent places to overcome […]

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