Marja Bergen

author, mental health advocate, follower of Christ

Tag: devotionals

All I had left, rejected (2019)

Told how another with illness coped by doing things for others and not complaining about pain, I felt the silent criticism. My quiet response: “I write.” The reply: “But you write for yourself.” Within myself I thought: I write to help many. To let them know they’re not alone. To remind them of God and […]

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Unstable, but I can still write (2019)

Looking over the previous blog from 2009 I see how the degree of wellness I had during my Living Room days had not been as great as I remembered. I had a lot of instability. Long periods of depression and then highs when I started planning and organizing far more than I could manage. Today […]

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Grant me your peace. Please? (2019)

My Lord, my God. I want an end to all this fighting. You made me to share your love. You made me to encourage and comfort in your name. To write devotionals that will give strength and assurance of your love to those who need it. How I love that work you’ve given me, Lord! […]

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Comment on work I can do (2019)

Yes, I was deeply grateful for my Living Room ministry and for being useful in this way. Grateful to have work I was able to do. But when I lost it due to ill health, I suffered greatly. Not just from my illness – greater than I’d ever experienced in the past – but from […]

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