Marja Bergen

author, mental health advocate, follower of Christ

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Making room for Christmas in 2013 and 2021

  While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.                                       Luke 2:6-7   We’re all familiar with this story. We know […]


An act of trust

Adapted from September 2014   I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8   Do you ever feel like this cat while you’re trying to fall asleep? It’s pretty hard to be a cat, trying to get a nap out of doors. Constantly […]


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 […]


Peace in the midst of turmoil

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock. Isaiah 26:3-4 NLT We hear a lot about finding peace in God… and don’t we all need it! But how can we find peace […]


My peace I give to you

  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27   Can you imagine having a friend offering his peace, knowing he will be tortured and executed only hours later? […]


My peace I give you

  Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:2   “Peace I leave with you.” I can’t think of anything more comforting and calming than these words from Jesus […]


Leaning on the Lord

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  209  (November 27, 2008) Yesterday a wise person pointed me to some scripture that is helping me through this time. Reading it is helping me feel filled up and at peace. She suggested I read often from Psalm 37. I’ll quote it here from the Amplified Bible: Trust (lean on, rely on, […]


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! […]


Advent is upon us

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  118  (December 1, 2007) This morning, over my wonderful first cups of coffee of the day, I thought of how I would like to invite all my friends who believe in Jesus but aren’t presently going to church – to think about attending church this advent season. There’s so much stuff connected […]


Somewhat supercalifragilistic, but grateful

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  117  (November 27, 2007) I’ve been talking a lot lately about how good can come out of bad and today I can once more see this happening in my life. I’ve found pleasure in a new creative activity, I’m walking closer to God, and I’m feeling secure in the love of my […]

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