Author: Kelley Johnson

COVID-19, Long Stress, and Self-Medication

We are all living in a prolonged season of uncertainty and stress, and we may find ourselves carrying feelings and emotional loads that are unfamiliar and uncomfortable. Even the new modes of connecting are causing their own problems, such as “Zoom fatigue”. Some, in...

Speaking from the Heart?

Several times in the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to speak with people who are in tense relational situations: some that have been thrust upon them, some of their own making, and some a little of both. In one, the person admitted he had created the...

Sabbatical 2019 #3: The Abiding Place

Note: This is the third installment of my 2019 Sabbatical series. You can read part one here and part two here.  This reflection rises out of the wonderful counseling we received at Marble Retreat Center ( During one of the daily group sessions, we...

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