Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

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My peace I give you

  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:2   “Peace I leave with you.” I can’t think of anything more comforting and calming than these words from Jesus […]


Leaning on the Lord

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  209  (November 27, 2008) Yesterday a wise person pointed me to some scripture that is helping me through this time. Reading it is helping me feel filled up and at peace. She suggested I read often from Psalm 37. I’ll quote it here from the Amplified Bible: Trust (lean on, rely on, […]


Grant me your peace. Please? (2019)

My Lord, my God. I want an end to all this fighting. You made me to share your love. You made me to encourage and comfort in your name. To write devotionals that will give strength and assurance of your love to those who need it. How I love that work you’ve given me, Lord! […]


Advent is upon us

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  118  (December 1, 2007) This morning, over my wonderful first cups of coffee of the day, I thought of how I would like to invite all my friends who believe in Jesus but aren’t presently going to church – to think about attending church this advent season. There’s so much stuff connected […]


Somewhat supercalifragilistic, but grateful

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  117  (November 27, 2007) I’ve been talking a lot lately about how good can come out of bad and today I can once more see this happening in my life. I’ve found pleasure in a new creative activity, I’m walking closer to God, and I’m feeling secure in the love of my […]


My peace I give to you

  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27   This young child was mesmerized by the holy moment, singing a Hanukkah song by the menorah. She reminds me […]



Oh Lord, my God! Help us find a reprieve with your offer to make right what was wrong. To end our own battle by joining the battles of many. To return to peace. Peace. How I long for it! Don’t we all? How I long for healing! Healing for all. Lord God, With you all […]


In the light

  But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. 1 John 1:7   The Bible uses light as a metaphor for honesty because you can truly see and examine things in the […]


Thanks be to God!

And I will still be carrying you when you are old. Your hair will turn gray, and I will still carry you. I made you, and I will carry you to safety. Isaiah 46:4   All’s well. What hurt at one time is forgiven, pain forgotten. peace and kindness restored.   Confusion accepted by loved […]


Christmas peace

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the […]

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