Marja Bergen

author, mental health advocate, follower of Christ

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What food is this?

May 2017   Meanwhile his disciples urged him, “Rabbi, eat something.” But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you know nothing about.” Then his disciples said to each other, “Could someone have brought him food?” “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to […]


Part 9 – Family life

  Cornelius joined us in 1973. I had become a mother! We were now a family! And I was happy. I had always loved children and had, in fact, wanted to be a school teacher. Now I had a child of my own to raise and to help shape. I hoped he would become creative […]


Part 8 – Growing in confidence

Candids by marja   And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28   God was good. At the camera club he gave me a place where I felt I belonged. A place where my confidence was […]


Part 7 – Immersed in photography

Our photographer friend Ali on the island of Paros   Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, Colossians 3:23   Many find community in church. At the age of forty-two when I started believing in God, that was the kind of community that […]



I had some time to spare, so thought I would share some pictures I just took of an amaryllis. What joy, not only to see it, but to be able to capture it for others to see. I hope you all have a wonderful New Year, with many blessings. marja    


Another sermon – more to share

  It must have been God at work today. Of all things, the sermon was on Lamentations and the speaker spoke a lot about how much art, writings, etc. has come to us as the result of trauma in people’s lives. I can totally understand why that is. If you’ve been reading here you will […]


That which is real (2019)

In the previous post I wrote, “If a picture expresses something real, something we go through occasionally, then it’s just as important to photograph as perfection. I believe in the candid, the authentic, truth. I want real.” If you’re familiar with both my writing and photography you’ll know how serious I am about this. When […]


Last blooms

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  261  (December 6, 2009) I love the look of frost on flowers – on any kind of vegetation actually. These are the last flowers in our garden. The last bit of colour, except for the hollyberries on the holly tree. Winter is really here. It’s cold and there’s talk of snow in […]


God’s work – not mine

LIVING ROOM MEMORIES  223  (February 20, 2009) “Nothing is impossible with God.” (Luke 1:37) I truly believe that to be true in how Living Room has developed. My own Living Room group has become strong and there are at least eight other groups going right now – and maybe more. More are in the works. […]


Moving towards living room (2019)

What was my life like before Living Room? I’ll try to describe briefly. When we married, my husband and I joined a camera club where we became immersed in photography. Before long we both became leaders in the club. It took a while for me to grow the confidence, but it was a friendly group […]

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