Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: strength

What makes you strong?

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  155  (April 25, 2008) I listened to a talk given by John Stumpo to a group of pastors at a conference. One thing he said that impressed me was this: “Your strength is not in what you do well but in what makes you strong – in what feeds you.” That’s so […]

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How faith helps

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  92  (August 18, 2007) The symptoms of bipolar disorder can be unbearable at times. But the question is, what kind of person do you become as a result? If you don’t become bitter, you become better. (I’m quoting someone here, but not sure who.) I truly believe that. If we can survive […]

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Living victoriously

  …to keep me from becoming proud, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan to torment me and keep me from becoming proud. Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” […]

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My prayer to you, my Lord

  It’s you alone I fear and no one else. It’s you alone I need. In you I find my strength, my courage and my power. I love you, God, and thank you for your love. May your will be done in heaven and on earth. Always. marja

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My only constant: from a borderline’s diary

  “There is no one like you, Lord, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.” 1 Chronicles 17:20   I awoke this morning, softly crying like a child, wondering how I would carry on. Greece only a couple of weeks away – the holiday we had promised […]

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7. Healthy relationships with our supporters

Overcoming our insecurity I was just thinking, Lord. It would be so good to have a second chance at having a mother who would be all the things a mother could be for me. Warm and kind. Understanding. Giving. At times I sure long for that, though I have found friends in whom I see […]

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Strength in all circumstances

I want to tell you about a man named Paul who lived and worked not long after Jesus died. He suffered much in the process of spreading the news about Jesus. One thing I found amazing in his story is that in spite of being hated so much, suffering  imprisonment, hunger, thirst, mob attacks, beating, […]

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