Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: loss

Are you aware?

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  253  (October 1, 2009) There’s something else I learned from the suicide loss group that I want to share. In fact, I feel like broadcasting it everywhere. I don’t think any of us realize just how much we’re loved. And especially not when we’re depressed and our perspective is off. Even when […]

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Loss of friendship (2019)

I have a friend who was very important to me, in many ways. This friend helped shape me into the person I’ve become, guiding me, mentoring me spiritually, giving me comfort when I needed it. I never had anyone I admired so greatly nor felt closer to. How sad it was when changes happened to […]

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The holes in our heart

Even my close friend, someone I trusted, one who shared my bread, has turned against me Psalm 41:9   I’ve been thinking of the elderly lady I met in the hospital recently. She was only a few years shy of a hundred but proud of her independence. Yet, as we talked, she shed a few […]

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Comments on receiving love (2019)

I have spoken much in the blog posts from these early years about the warmth and care shown to me by church friends. They helped me experience what God was like through the love they gave me. Through them I was able to truly “feel” God’s love. You have seen my happiness expressed throughout my […]

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Comment on work I can do (2019)

Yes, I was deeply grateful for my Living Room ministry and for being useful in this way. Grateful to have work I was able to do. But when I lost it due to ill health, I suffered greatly. Not just from my illness – greater than I’d ever experienced in the past – but from […]

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Lament

LAMENT grieve, weep regret. As brothers we lament A fellowship, mourning the same loss. marja From Lamentations 3:21-23 “Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love  we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”    

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Haven’t you heard?

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Isaiah 40:28-29   What an emotional […]

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The bitter pain of loss

    THE BITTER PAIN OF LOSS   Do you ever find a place within yourself where bitterness has overtaken the love for God, your Lord, who used to have first spot?   Have you ever wished you could forgive past hurts? But when remorse isn’t shown, it isn’t possible, no matter how you try. […]

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