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Whether it's a move, a divorce, a job loss, or the loss of a loved one, any major life-change can leave you feeling rootless. Susan Miller brings a unique and hope-filled message to look to God when your life has been uprooted by change and nothing will ever be quite the same. Susan is the Founder of Just Moved Ministry and the author of After the Boxes Are Unpacked and it's companion study. She is invited to speak throughout the U.S. and internationally at church conferences, women's events, corporate venues, and at military installations. Check out her blogs at https://justmoved.org/

Hope for the Uprooted Hope for the Uprooted

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

Whether it's a move, a divorce, a job loss, or the loss of a loved one, any major life-change can leave you feeling rootless. Susan Miller brings a unique and hope-filled message to look to God when your life has been uprooted by change and nothing will ever be quite the same. Susan is the Founder of Just Moved Ministry and the author of After the Boxes Are Unpacked and it's companion study. She is invited to speak throughout the U.S. and internationally at church conferences, women's events, corporate venues, and at military installations. Check out her blogs at https://justmoved.org/

    A military mover offers insight and tips for a smoother move

    A military mover offers insight and tips for a smoother move

    Susan interviews Stephanie Ward, the wife of a military chaplain and mom to two boys. Stephanie and her family have moved several times. One of their moves was particularly difficult when she was pregnant with their second child and her husband’s military duties took him away from the family for six months. They were reunited in a new town in time for the birth, but Stephanie struggled with postpartum depression and without friends and family for support.

    Throughout this interview Stephanie offers wisdom and insight for others – military and civilian – who have been uprooted by a move. Plus, near the end of the podcast she shares three great tips for a smoother move.

    Information and scripture in this podcast:

    Planting Roots

    Living Beyond Postpartum Depression: Help and Hope for the Hurting Mom and Those Around Her by Jerusha Clark

    “For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs”( Zephaniah 3:17).

    “We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love” (Romans 5:3-5).

    “See, I am sending an angel before you to protect you on your journey and lead you safely to the place I have prepared for you” (Exodus 23:20).

    • 36 min
    Parenting with fun, empathy, assurance, and resolve

    Parenting with fun, empathy, assurance, and resolve

    Susan Miller interviews Sharoya Ham, a Compassionate Parent Coach and Behavior Specialist with 25 years of experience. Sharoya is the Founder of Embrace Behavior Change and specializes in helping parents move from a state of overwhelm to a place of calm and confidence. She is also a mom to three sons.

    All behavior is communication. The key is to determine what a specific behavior saying. Young kids may lash out. Teens and tweens may withdraw. Parents can be short-tempered and moody. All of these behaviors are often communicating fear and anxiety.

    Sharoya will empower you with practical ways to create a space for expression and honest communication. Her steps to counter FEAR through the acronym Fun, Empathy, Assurance, Resolve, will boost your confidence as a parent and your compassion for yourself, your spouse, and your kids.

    Learn more and contact Sharoya Ham: embracebehaviorchange.com

    Email: sharoya@embracebehaviorchange.com

    • 36 min
    On the Other Side

    On the Other Side

    Interview with author and therapist, Sandi Rae

    Sandi Rae grew up working in her mom’s Mexican restaurant in a small town in southern Minnesota. Growing up, Sandi always knew she was loved, but felt somehow ‘not good enough’. Despite her training as a mental health professional and her faith in God, she eventually acknowledged her need for professional help in her battle with anxiety and depression and was admitted to a psychiatric unit. Her new book, On the Other Side, offers hope for those struggling with mental illness. Her goal in sharing her story is to help others to understand that they are not alone and that there is hope, calming, and God on the other side.

    Contact Sandi Rae: Email: raesandra63@yahoo.com

    Website: https://www.sandiraecoach.com/

    • 28 min
    Encouragement is a Three Letter Word

    Encouragement is a Three Letter Word

    Any big change in life can be hard. Change during a pandemic? Harder.

    What have you done to encourage others? How has someone encouraged you? Like a cup of cool water in an arid wasteland, encouragement can make the difference between giving up and taking the next step.

    To encourage is to inject with courage. To encourage and to be encouraged is to trust that you’re going to be ok and that God loves you and will never abandon you.

     

    • 36 min
    How Does Your Garden Grow?

    How Does Your Garden Grow?

    Imagine your mind and heart as a garden. What is the condition of your garden?

    Is the path overgrown with weeds?

    Is the gate of your heart closed and locked?

    Is it surrounded by impenetrable walls?

    Is there a bench, where you may have sat with a good friend, that’s now broken down and faded?

    When life is hard it’s common to go into a mode of self-protection. Weeds can take over, the gate may be locked, and the walls made higher in an effort to keep others out. Someone who cares for you may be trying to enter your garden – to be a part of your life – but can find no way in.

    Will you choose to open the gate to allow a caring friend or family member to walk with you through hardship and support you in tending your “garden?” Will you open the gate to God and allow Him to hold you as you lean your whole weight into his embrace?

    • 39 min
    The Potter and the Clay

    The Potter and the Clay

    The past year has been hard. To one degree or another everyone has experienced difficult circumstances and struggle. Where was God? Was He distant or uninvolved? Uncaring? Hopefully, you have seen evidence of His care. Perhaps you’re seeing evidence of personal growth, deeper trust, and a greater degree of inner strength.

    In this podcast episode, Susan shares an allegory of the potter and his lump of clay. The process to create a beautiful tea cup from the clay must include stages of intense pressure and heat. The end result is a beautiful thing to behold.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Cactusflowerlizzie ,

A Precious Gem in the Desert!

I just listened to 4 of Susan’s authentic and relaxing podcasts while sitting at my desk working on daily life as usual. Many of the things she said, hit home with me and helped me to realize that God is in Control and always has been!

My husband and I are ready to make a major move decision in our life after 25 years in the same home that we raised our now grown and gone children in - but after listening to Susan I believe I have some of her wisdom tucked away to glean from and know the Lord will put things together in His perfect timing.

Thank you Susan and Just Moved Ministry.

SouthxSouthwest ,

Hopeful, Encouraging - A Life Saver

Susan’s infectious story telling has a way of connecting, setting you at ease, making you feel as though she is your best friend, who’s invited you for sweet tea on her front porch swing.

If you’ve experienced a major change, feel uprooted or are sitting at a fork in the road, wondering the next step- this podcast is for you.

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