Trudy M. Johnson, MA, LMFT, CTSML
Certified Trauma Specialist – Master’s Level
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Relocation

Not sure if any of you have ever picked up and moved across the United States. It is not anything I would recommend if you are faint at heart. Imagine handling every little piece, every box, every drawer, every shelf, every closet in your entire house. After touching that item you have one of four decisions:

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Take Courage…So You Must…

“But on the night immediately following, The Lord stood at his side and said, ‘Take courage; for as you have solemnly witnessed to My Cause at Jerusalem, so you must witness to Rome also.” Acts 23:11 I am trying to picture Paul receiving this direct order from His Lord. He had just had the day…

OK, so Yesterday I Got a Speeding Ticket

My friends laugh because I spirtual-ize EVERYTHING. So here goes my take on the speeding ticket I received yesterday as a gift from the county sheriff. The day started out so beautiful! No way to imagine my drive to work…small country road…very little traffic…an occasional antelope or bicycler on the side. I’ve had a break…

Still in Prison…

This is such a great devotional this morning I am passing it along to you. All I can say is, I’ve been there…done that…more than once. To this day, the only thing that “gets me through” is the same concept…crawling under my desk and asking God for what I need for the day…that system got…

Wives World ~ The Journey of Grief

Grief is a tough but normal part of life. When God allows traumatic experiences that leave us reeling it is hard to imagine that He is a good God. Reading in John 6 this week, I began to see a picture of the waves of grief. While one might not necessary correlate the recording of…

Wives World~ The Value of a “Pat”

My husband was sleeping in his recliner on a lazy Sunday afternoon a few weeks ago. I tried to do the same, but my brain started spinning and I became more motivated to get a few nagging tasks done than to take a nap. I was in such angst trying to decide whether to try…

Wives World ~ Faking People Out

I’ve been doing a study recently about the emotions of Jesus. Because the trauma resolution therapy I use addresses stuffed emotions, I’ve started being more aware of our emotional world and also become interested in the emotional side of our Savior. Somehow we’ve gotten into some sort of delusional thinking as Christians that we are…

Wives World ~ Emotions – Can You Trust Them?

There is a lot of downplaying in the Christian community I believe about the validity of emotions. “Emotions Can You Trust Them” by Dr. James Dobson is a popular book written by my former boss. The more and more that I explore the world of emotions and how they affect us, here are some truths…

Wives World ~Reminders of the Disappointments of Love

Well, today is that dreaded day for so many. Valentines Day! I guess I am jaded but I see this day being so painful for so many that it almost takes the “zip” out of it for me. Especially since in my own personal life…and I am so grateful for this…everyday is Valentine’s Day. However…

When the Unthinkable Becomes Normal

I am amazed at what women have the capacity to normalize.  I believe God made us flexible because women need to be flexible.  We have so many tasks coming at us on a daily basis, we are not afforded the luxury of putting things in a box, numbering them and checking down the list.  Well,…