Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: motivation

Never give up

    The word of the Lord came to me saying,                “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you,                 before you were born, I set you apart;                 I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” “Alas, Sovereign Lord,” I said, I do not know how to speak, I […]

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We’re not cats

  And we urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone. 1 Thessalonians 5:14   A few minutes ago, I watched my cat as she lay in a shaft of warm sunshine washing herself. It occurred to me how we humans […]

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Bedrock under my feet

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  258 (November 21, 2009) I’m getting along not too badly. Hard to stay active though. I prefer to sit and think. To meditate. Or would you call this ruminating? Yesterday I emailed a friend telling her how I see things piling up around me that need to be done. And it makes […]

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Many irons in the fire

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  246  (August 18, 2009) Life is a balancing act. Trying to find balance between work and play, solitude and being with others, quiet times and busy times. I’ve been working hard to find such a balance now-a-days. My last holiday showed me how refreshing it is to have down times. Times away […]

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Ups and downs never end

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  211 (December 11, 2008) I had a wonderful day yesterday. I started off by baking my first batch of cookies. That energized me. Smelling the Christmassy spices emanating from my oven motivated me to do other things. My husband helped me wash all the dishes that had been collecting. It felt so […]

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Moving on

  Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14 These verses, part […]

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