Encouragement for the Woman Uprooted by a Move

*Articles updated monthly

For more than 20 years After the Boxes are Unpacked has helped thousands of uprooted women face a move with greater hope and trust in God. Susan Miller's empathetic and practical advice will assure you that you're not alone in how you feel about your move. She'll help you unpack and process the strong emotions that accompany such a major life transition. Visit the Just Moved Shop

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This month: What Can You Be Grateful For?

Change a negative mental script by wrapping your situations in gratitude. “A meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” What can you be grateful for? Take the first step...

This month: I'm here. I'm listening

If you only read one thing today, you must read our Message of Hope. This month we feature an inspirational poem that will address the uncertainty you feel and assure you that God is listening. God is with you. Go now

This month: I Loved Where We Lived Before

"We moved when my husband changed careers and he couldn’t be happier. He loves his life here. I do not." 

Can you relate? Adjusting to a move can often be a slow and lonely process.  Read more

This month: When a "Good" Move Goes "Bad"

A “good” move is when the anticipation and the outcomes are both positive. A pretty new home! A big promotion! Finally retiring in the place you have always dreamed about! But if your “good move” has gone "bad", here are some thoughts . . . Go now

From light-hearted musings to challenges every woman faces.

This month: A renovated heart in the midst of dust and chaos

I remember a time when Bill and I had a major makeover to give our older home a newer look. I lost sight of how great it would all be when everything was finished and was consumed with the mess and inconvenience of each day. Once our renovation was complete and everything was finally back where it belonged (including me), I took a deep breath and looked back on what I learned. Read on

Free download of 5 Things Every Newcomer Needs to Knowa one-time discount in the Just Moved Shop, email contact with other JMC members in your area (with your permission), access to discussion and connection in the Just Moved Community Facebook group, and more!

Married to a medical professional: adjusting to multiple moves

Because of the nature of her husband’s career, Rachelen and her family have made a number of moves. From her wisdom and experience, she shares the insights she’s gained, the mistakes she’s made, and the three most important things to remember when you’ve been uprooted by a move.  Listen and download

Who doesn’t want a degree of control when making plans, setting goals, pursuing desires?

But, how do you react when your plans, goals, and desires hit a roadblock? Do you get angry? Discouraged?

A white-knuckled grip of control over your circumstances often leads to frustration when plans fall apart. Trying to control other people in your life can damage the relationship.

Relax your grip on control. Allow this issue to prompt self-reflection and create space for God to speak to you about any issues of control you may have.

Bloom is free and is mailed three times a year. It can be mailed to your home or emailed to you as a digital copy. If you're not on our mailing list to receive Bloom, sign up now!

We've gathered some of the best articles in our 26 years of ministry. These articles cover issues commonly faced by women who have been uprooted by a move. Topics include making new friends, moving with kids, your emotions, self-care, regaining your sense of identity, marriage, and more!

Susan answers some of the most common questions about the impact of a move on emotions, marriage, family, loneliness, and cross-cultural moves.

Every month we feature an After the Boxes are Unpacked study groupThese groups that are meeting virtually and in-person are offering friendship, connection, and the path to emotional well-being and spiritual growth for women who have been uprooted by a move. Check out this month's Spotlight!

*Articles updated monthly

For more than 20 years After the Boxes are Unpacked has helped thousands of uprooted women face a move with greater hope and trust in God. Susan Miller's empathetic and practical advice will assure you that you're not alone in how you feel about your move. She'll help you unpack and process the strong emotions that accompany such a major life transition. Visit the Just Moved Shop

Brief encouragement that arrives in your email inbox every week.

This month: Best laid plans

"There is another bend in the road after this. No one knows what will happen." - L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

Making plans is one way we feel in control. But plans can change unexpectedly. Take the first step...

This month: When the way forward is uncertain

"My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following Your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. But . . ." more from Thomas Merton

This month: Gardening for purpose, peace, and presence

"Gardening is what I love and so worth the soul satisfying effort. I told a friend the other day that the more stressed I am the better my garden looks. It’s true. I go outside and work out my problems with Jesus. I dig, deadhead, water and prune. 

"The daily rhythm soaks purpose into my day." Read Polly's story

This month: 8 Tips to Avoid Snafus With the Movers

Important tips when hiring a moving company. Make your move less stressful by taking these steps to protect yourself and your belongings. Go now

Married to a medical professional: adjusting to multiple moves

Because of the nature of her husband’s career, Rachelen and her family have made a number of moves. From her wisdom and experience, she shares the insights she’s gained, the mistakes she’s made, and the three most important things to remember when you’ve been uprooted by a move.  Listen and download

Free download of 5 Things Every Newcomer Needs to Knowa one-time discount in the Just Moved Shop, email contact with other JMC members in your area (with your permission), access to discussion and connection in the Just Moved Community Facebook group, and more!

From light-hearted musings to challenges every woman faces.

This month: Pausing to Prioritize

Once again, another new year is already slipping by. For me, it’s never too late to re-exam my heart, my life, and ― my calendar. I recently took some much-needed time to focus on the choices and decisions that I want to change or do differently in my life. These things may not happen all at once, but life is too short to miss the moment or seize the opportunity to try. Read on

Jesus said, "Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and work with me - watch how I do it." 

This issue of Bloom offers ideas and inspiration for prioritizing time in your life for slowing down and creating space for silence, solitude, and rest as a way to renew, refresh, and be empowered to meet the many demands on your life.

Bloom is free and is mailed three times a year. It can be mailed to your home or emailed to you as a digital copy. If you're not on our mailing list to receive Bloom, sign up now!

We've gathered some of the best articles in our 26 years of ministry. These articles cover issues commonly faced by women who have been uprooted by a move. Topics include making new friends, moving with kids, your emotions, self-care, regaining your sense of identity, marriage, and more!

Susan answers some of the most common questions about the impact of a move on emotions, marriage, family, loneliness, and cross-cultural moves.

Every month we feature an After the Boxes are Unpacked study groupThese groups that are meeting online and in-person are offering friendship, connection, and the path to emotional well-being and spiritual growth for women who have been uprooted by a move. Check out this month's Spotlight!

Your emails, letters and social media posts to Just Moved Ministry

We'd love to hear from you! How has God used a move or other major change in your life? Write about it and send it to Ann: akelley@justmoved.org or mail to Just Moved Ministry, 8010 E Morgan Tr., Scottsdale, AZ 85258

We have a prayer team that will pray for you for 30 days! Send your prayer request to prayerrequest@justmoved.org