Marja Bergen

author, mental health advocate, follower of Christ

Month: December 2020

Looking ahead

  Dear readers, I need to tell you that there will probably be some changes in the material I send you, although—depending on where God takes me–maybe not. I’ve learned that God never lets you know where he’s taking you, it’s always a surprise. That’s the fun part of being a believer and a follower. […]


If we were given a chance

Something extra-special   It’s not often that a person with serious mental health problems gets the chance to make something big happen. Something like the Living Room faith-based support groups I started in 2006. Many individuals came into my life uplifting me in my faith and courage. When I look back at my 55 years […]


Discover Peace

Adapted from a 2014 Living Room interactive devotional You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Isaiah 26:3 ESV We hear a lot about finding peace in God. But how can we live in peace in the lives we live today? All of us are longing […]





A time to be still

  When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. Luke 2:17-19   On December 4th, 2007, I wrote the […]


Our God is good – always


Give it all to him

  Adapted from a March 2010 interactive Living Room devotional.   Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” Matthew 26:39   This was Christ’s prayer at […]


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