Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: serving God

Not for myself alone: part 1

If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it. Mark 8:35 NLT   In 1993 I wrote an article for the Vancouver Sun about being a patient at Riverview […]


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 […]


Our life – a gift from God

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  151  (April 15, 2008) When I was a teen I read a story in a magazine about someone who had done something to help disadvantaged people. I don’t remember the details of the story but I clearly remember thinking to myself how I would like to do something to make a difference. […]


Living in freedom

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  142  (March 16, 2008) When I think back to my Living Room devotional on Friday, I can see that I must have confused some issues. I was trying to talk about the importance of love in our lives – both receiving and giving love – and how those can help us cope […]


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