Marja Bergen

author, mental health activist, follower of Christ

Tag: transformation

Dealing with limitations

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  236 (April 29, 2009) Someone sent me a quote awhile ago by Patricia Deegan that I really like. It’s really speaking to me now: “For those of us who have struggled for years…recovery is not about going back to who we were. It is a process of becoming new. It is a […]

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Waiting patiently

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  144  (March 27, 2008) Living Room tomorrow. Yes!!! I’m so looking forward to it – so looking forward to seeing who all will be there. Will some people who haven’t been for a while surprise me? Our devotional will be about waiting. All our life seems to be filled with a long […]

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Excluded

  Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man. Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, because great is your reward in heaven. Luke 6:22-23   “Leap for joy?” This is something I would never have […]

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11. Healthy relationships with our supporters

Suffering: a gift? Lord, when I go through hard times, all I feel then is the pain. I often wish I could die. Looking for a way to escape it, I call out to you. To friends as well. But I receive only momentary relief. There seems to be no apparent reason for what’s happening. […]

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10. Healthy relationships with our supporters

What did Jesus do? Lord, you yourself know how there’s no pain like this pain of being rejected. Not only rejected, but sometimes even mistreated. You understand how much strength it takes to accept what I’ve gone through. It took more strength than I’ve needed for anything I’ve done before. I’ve heard that you just […]

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Winter gives way to spring

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold all things are become new. ​2 Corinthians 5:17 ​I had for a long time been thinking of myself as suffering with Christ when I went through pain I experienced. I had become close to Him, realizing He […]

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Shame

The worst feeling of shame is when you first come to see something you are or do that others look on as ugly and unlikeable. You feel dirty. Hopeless.  Can’t bear to see who you are. Helpless to be any different. …or is it? Help me Lord.

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