Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: purpose

Comment on living with purpose (2019)

Coming back to the topic of living a life of purpose introduced in the previous post: Not long ago I published a devotional called LIVING VICTORIOUSLY that addresses the topic of purpose for people with mental health issues. You can access it by clicking http://marjabergen.com/archives/living-victoriously I must tell you how things have been throughout most […]

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“Having purpose” as a Living Room topic

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  181  (July 26, 2008) At Living Room yesterday we talked about a topic that was prompted by Erwin Raphael McManus’s new book Wide Awake. We talked about what God made us to do. What happened to the dreams we had when we were young? I was a bit worried about bringing up […]

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Focus on activism

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  154  (April 24, 2008) My work is Living Room. It’s so very important to me. But I know there’s more to life than this. At times I think I’m living like a nun, cloistered. I don’t read the newspapers, don’t listen to the news on the radio, don’t watch any TV, hardly […]

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Why are we here?

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  40  (January 25, 2007) I’m excited about the meeting our Living Room group is having tomorrow! We’ll be starting a four-session series of discussions: A spiritual journey to discover what we’re here for. Whoever is interested in joining the journey (I suspect it will be everyone in the group) will be reading […]

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Meaningless! Meaningless!

  “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” “ I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.” Ecclesiastes 1:2 and 14   What on earth could Solomon, the writer of Ecclesiastes, have meant when he said this? Were you […]

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Seize the day

  I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 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 […]

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Meaningless! meaningless!

  “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” “ I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind.” Ecclesiastes 1:2 and 14   What on earth could Solomon, the writer of Ecclesiastes, have meant when he said this? Were you […]

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With God’s guidance

    The Lord will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.                                                 Isaiah 58:11   I’m thankful and hopeful, because as I write this I’ve been doing well for […]

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