JAMES CRUISE Ministries Blog

God chooses what we go through. We choose how we go through it.

Archive for the month “June, 2012”

75% of All U.S. Children

75 % of all children in the U.S. will spend at least some time in a single-parent household.

 

Be Your Children’s Cheerleader

Your child’s spirit opens up when praised, but closes when criticized. Be your children’s head cheerleader.

Ask How Their Day Went

At the end of every day, ask each of your children how their day went. Part of it is courtesy. Part is communication. Part is showing them you care. The other part is just staying connected and building a relationship. You’ll be surprised by what you learn from them about what’s going on in their lives and what they think about things and people in their lives.

Fathers We Are So Blessed

Happy Father’s Day to me! I am so blessed to be the father to three AWESOME children, Jamie, Ramsey & Douglas. I am so proud of them. I love them so very much. Fathers, we are blessed aren’t we?

 

Difficult Times Are Part of Life

Difficult times and tragedy are a part of life.  Everyone’s life!   None of us is spared.  Each of us has our own problems, difficulties and tragedies.  Whether it be with family situations that need mending, addictions of any kind, finances that don’t ever seem to work out, our children’s growing up pains, health issues that continue to plague us or lapses in our spiritual walk with God. Tragedy is a defining moment in our lives– I have learned that it’s not the event that’s important – what’s important is what we do after tragedy happens. How we respond to what has happened. How we move on or how we don’t move on. Where do we look for our direction? 

 In difficult times we

  • find out who we really are
  • what we really believe in
  • how strong our faith really is   

 In your difficult times I wish for you to draw closer to God, not push Him away.  God didn’t cause your difficult times; he wants to help you with your difficulties. Allow Him into your life like never before. Talk with Him continually. Let His loving and caring arms wrap around you and help you through whatever you are going through. This is how you go through difficult times. You and God hand in hand.

Say the Things You’ve Neglected

Today, say the things you’ve neglected to say to your children. Shower each of them with love, praise and respect. In person, by phone, skype, email or text – where ever they are.

Getting Help – A Sign of Wisdom

 

Getting help isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of wisdom. Successful single parents and those going through difficult times require humble, teachable spirits.

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