Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

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Another sermon – more to share

  It must have been God at work today. Of all things, the sermon was on Lamentations and the speaker spoke a lot about how much art, writings, etc. has come to us as the result of trauma in people’s lives. I can totally understand why that is. If you’ve been reading here you will […]

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That which is real (2019)

In the previous post I wrote, “If a picture expresses something real, something we go through occasionally, then it’s just as important to photograph as perfection. I believe in the candid, the authentic, truth. I want real.” If you’re familiar with both my writing and photography you’ll know how serious I am about this. When […]

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Last blooms

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  261  (December 6, 2009) I love the look of frost on flowers – on any kind of vegetation actually. These are the last flowers in our garden. The last bit of colour, except for the hollyberries on the holly tree. Winter is really here. It’s cold and there’s talk of snow in […]

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God’s work – not mine

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  223  (February 20, 2009) “Nothing is impossible with God.” (Luke 1:37) I truly believe that to be true in how Living Room has developed. My own Living Room group has become strong and there are at least eight other groups going right now – and maybe more. More are in the works. […]

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Moving towards living room (2019)

What was my life like before Living Room? I’ll try to describe briefly. When we married, my husband and I joined a camera club where we became immersed in photography. Before long we both became leaders in the club. It took a while for me to grow the confidence, but it was a friendly group […]

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Stupid me!

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  18  (October 16, 2006) Anyone who is familiar with my blog knows how I always say I’m not much affected by stigma – as though I’ve risen above it. Well I haven’t risen above it, and I guess no one with a mental disorder will for many years. I got careless today […]

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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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The awe and wonder of God

  Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to little children.” Matthew 11:25 ​The words awe, and wonder are magical words. When I reflect on them, my mind immediately goes to young children. They must be the […]

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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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