Trudy M. Johnson, MA, LMFT, CTSML
Certified Trauma Specialist – Master’s Level
3798 Asbury Lane | Murfreesboro, TN 37129
Toll-Free: (800) 726-7712
Locally: (615) 247-3818
anesisretreats@gmail.com

'christian counseling' tagged posts

Sanctuary near Buena Vista, Colorado

“God is Before All Things That Touch Me…”

The most powerful Truth I encountered in 2014 was the concept of “God is before all things that touch me” taken from the verse in Colossians 1:17 that says, “He is before all things and in Him all things hold together (NIV).” Reflecting on all the “Life-stories” I’ve heard this year it is hard to…

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…

Fall Down—Go Boom!

Falling down has so many definitions. Leaders fall down. Whether they are world world leaders or Christian leaders…from Bill Clinton to Jimmy Swaggert…we’ve seen examples of falling down. Falling down can be the daily struggle for toddlers trying to master the art of staying upright. Sometimes they laugh, sometimes they scream unmercifully at the response…

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,…

Wives World ~ “I Saw You…”

I believe there are three words that are even more powerful than “I love you.”  They are actually the full meaning of loving someone.  When you love someone you see them.  The cry of every human’s heart is to be seen.  For those who’ve suffered intense rejection the cry can be “let me be invisible”…

Wives World~ The Silent Treatment…from God

[youtube=http://youtu.be/ZdONs6MJNB8] We talked about the destructiveness in relationships when the silent treatment is used as a way to respond in communication, especially surrounding the issue of conflict. What happens if the silent treatment we are getting is from GOD?  What’s the normal reaction??? Same as our human relationships…ANGER!  We may actively, like Job, throw our…

Wives World ~ The Trouble with Trauma ~ Triggers!

God tells us to live in each day…not being anxious about tomorrow or dwelling on the past.  The trouble with trauma is that is disrupts the process of being able to focus in on “today.”  If you’ve ever lived by a train track you know that you can eventually get used to the noise.  However…