Monday, August 24, 2020

Writing While Moving to a New Home

Have you ever tried keeping up with writing goals while moving to a new home? That is exactly what is happening with me. 

My husband and I decided to purchase a new home in the same neighborhood, just a different section. We moved to South Carolina about three years ago and have been renting until we could choose our “forever” neighborhood.


We moved here to be near our son, daughter-in-love and first grandchild. Now, a second grandchild is on the way. Blessings all around.

During these three years, we have moved twice. Now, a third time. Hopefully, this will be the last move.

The process of moving begins with searching for a home, then, choosing a home and working all the logistics and finances. All the while the details are coming together, we began downsizing once again. Items given away and sold, items purchased for the new home, etc.

A move doesn’t mean my desire to write has stopped or paused. I have decided to schedule time to write. If I don’t schedule a time for my writing, I might put it aside and never get back to the current work in progress. Or, I should say, “works in progress”. Yes, I write more than one thing at a time. I’m one of those people. 

With boxes all around me, I sit at my computer desk and breathe in and out. I see the note on the screen that says in bold letters “PRAY FIRST”. I am reminded God is with me. My eyes closed, I breathe in His presence and I am calmed. I ask God to guide me with the words. I ask Him to give me comfort as I write.

The next few weeks will be busy. I will make sure to take time and write. Most of all, I will make sure to pray.

The next few weeks will be busy. I will make sure to take time and write. Most of all, I will make sure to pray. #seriouslywrite #writing @mimionlife

Blessings,
Melissa Henderson



Melissa Henderson is a writer of inspirational messages. Her first book for children, “Licky the Lizard”, was released in 2018. She also has a story in the compilations “Heaven Sightings” and “Remembering Christmas”. Her passions are helping in community and church. Melissa is an Elder, Deacon and Stephen Minister. She and her husband Alan moved from Virginia to South Carolina to be near son, daughter-in-law and first grandchild. The family motto is “It’s Always A Story With The Hendersons”. Follow Melissa on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest  and at http://www.melissaghenderson.com 


Website and blog : http://www.melissaghenderson.com
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    1. Thank you. We are enjoying the new home and new neighborhood.:-)

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  2. you are a wise lady Melissa! I like your phrase that begins your writing, "pray first." :)

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    1. Thank you Diane. Yes, "pray first". I am looking at that note right now. :-)

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  3. Please make sure you don't stop writing. The world needs your God-inspired words of wisdom my friend. Will be praying all goes well with move and the transition is quick and easy.

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    1. Thank you dear J.D. You inspire me and your encouragement is appreciated. We are truly enjoying the new neighborhood. Nice folks and lots of children. Love hearing the sounds of laughter outside. :-)

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  4. Beautifully written, Melissa. Best wishes for your move.

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    1. Thank you Jean. I love how God provides just what we need at the right time. This home is a blessing. The neighborhood is delightful. We are happy. :-)

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  5. Thanks for the post, Melissa. And here's to a peaceful move.

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    1. Thank you Annette. Still a few things to put away and rearrange things we already put away. haha! A smooth move so far. :-)

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  6. Congrats on your home!!!! You are right in your priority list: prayer first! Everything else is secondary. :-) God bless you!

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  7. Melissa, we have moved many times in ministry, but all moves were before I started writing 6 years ago. I'm glad you're scheduling time for writing, it would be hard for me looking at boxes to stay focused and disciplined. And I love your note to pray first! Awesome!

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    1. Thank you Karen. I have situated my desk by a window. Looking outside from time to time inspires me. Viewing God's creations gives me many opportunities to write about His blessings. :-)

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  8. Congratulations on your new home! And thank you for all the encouragement you continually offer! Blessings to you!

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    1. Thank you BettieG. You are a great encourager to everyone. I appreciate your friendship. :-)

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  9. I'm learning to do that too as I am in the process of a temporary move across the world. After my sleep catches up I hope to get back on some kind of schedule. Hope your move stays smooth!

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    1. Thank you Barbara. Across the world! Oh my! Praying for safe travels for you and for writing inspiration to fill your thoughts. :-)

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  10. Oh, my goodness, Melissa. I just did the exact same thing. We moved into a new house and at the same time I tried to keep up with writing. The Lord is on our side, PTL, as we both made it through. Congratulations on your new house.

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    1. Thank you June. Congratulations on your new home, too. I will be sharing a funny incident that happened the second night in our new home. You know, "It's Always A Story With The Hendersons". haha! :-)

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  11. I enjoyed Mr Licky Lizard so much. The lessons that is there can be learned by adults as well as children. Thank you so much for sharing with all the world.I love you

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    1. Thank you. Glad you enjoyed the story. Another book for children will release in a few months. :-)

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  12. Congratulations and good luck with the move. I hope you are also recovered from feeling sick a few weeks back. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you Yvonne. The move went smoothly. We are still getting settled. I am feeling great. Hubby is enjoying cutting grass. We'll see how long that lasts. hahaha! :-)

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  13. Moving can be a crazy time. You are wise to feed your spirit with writing. And praying feeds us well too. God bless!

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    1. Thank you Nancy. Amen. Praying and writing every day. :-)

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  14. Moving can be crazy. You are wise to feed your spirit with prayer and writing. God bless!

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  15. Praying for you, Melissa. Moving is not easy! How could you do it 3 times in a short period? But moving to be near family is probably what we'll be doing someday. We don't have any places we are longing to retire to, but we do want to be close to our kids and their future kids (which could come any year now). I'm glad you are making time for writing. Happy moving!

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