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Archive for the month “February, 2010”

Big Mistakes by Single Parents

Denying yourself a social life.

 Failing to establish boundaries.

 Allowing your children to control you.

 Doing too much – more than you can handle easily.

 Labeling your children.

 Showing favoritism to one child over another.

 Setting expectations too high.

 Not asking for help.

 Denying that you or your children might need some counseling.

 Refusing to seek professional therapy or help.

 Trying to be perfect.

 Not having a written schedule.

 Trying to go it alone.

 Not getting along with your Ex-spouse to the detriment of your children.

 Allowing your children to take advantage of you.

                                                                           James Cruise

 “If a mistake is not a stepping stone, it is a mistake.”

                                                                                     Eli Siegel

  “Mistakes are the usual bridge between inexperience and wisdom.”

                                                                          Phyllis Theroux, Night Lights

 “Just because you make mistakes doesn’t mean you are one.”

                                                                                       Author Unknown

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Attitude is Everything

             A lady woke one morning, looked in the mirror, and noticed that she had only three hairs on her head.  “Well,” she said, “I think I’ll braid my hair today.”  So she did, and she had a wonderful day.

            The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed she had only two hairs on her head.  “Hmmm,” she said, “I think I’ll part my hair in the middle today.”  So she did, and she had a great day.

            The next day, she woke up, looked in the mirror, and noticed that she had only on hair on her head.  “Well,” she said, “I think I’ll wear my hair in a ponytail.”  So she did, and she had a grand day.

            The next day, she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that there wasn’t a single hair on her head.  “Yea,” she exclaimed.  I don’t have to fix my hair today.”

            Attitude is everything!

                                                                                                       Author Unknown

I’ll be Talking

6 Week Seminar 

Become a SUPER Single Parent

Christ United Methodist Church, Jackson, MS

April 7, 14, 21, 28 & May 5, 12  6:00pm – 7:00pm

Open to Public – No Cost

10 Ways to Be a Better Single Parent for Yourself

  1. Find time for yourself.
  2. Move on with your “new normal” single parent life.
  3. Take care of yourself; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
  4. Read and learn to be a better person and parent. (At least one book every 2 months.)
  5. Keep a positive attitude.
  6. Expect to make mistakes – everyone does.  Learn from them.
  7. Control your finances.
  8. Surround yourself with a strong support network.
  9. Learn to trust again.
  10. Keep a sense of humor.

 By doing these 10 things you will become a stronger single parent each and every day. 

Keep up the good work.

 

“Set up a daily quiet time with God.  Talk with Him. 

Allow Him to heal and love you.”

                                                                                                 James Cruise

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