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Archive for the month “August, 2012”

Don’t Try Going It Alone

You won’t make it as a single parent going it alone.  You must accept help from those around you. They want to help. Just let them know what you need their help with.  They can’t help you if they don’t know what you need.  Yes, it’s really OK to ask for help; in fact it’s required to make it as a single parent. So, what are you waiting for, get to it. Go let others know what your needs are…

Who do you want to be now?

Since becoming a single parent you may still be trying to figure out who you are, now that all these changes in your life have been slapping you in your face.  You know who you were, but who do you want to be now?

What Do You Need To Release?

You are now a single parent.  It’s not a place you ever dreamed of being.  How are you feeling right now, today?  Is there anything from your past you need to release in order to live your life in peace?

Is Your Faith?

Is your faith what you thought it would be as you go through these tough times?  Probably not!  You might have thought that your faith was on solid rock, but you’re finding that it is really on shifting sand.  Your faith has never been tested as it is now.  You’re not sure where to turn.  Unanswered questions abound around you everywhere.  Where you once were sure, you now have doubts.  You can regain your faith.  You can even make it stronger and deeper.  Start by getting on your knees and praying to Almighty God.  Be honest with Him, tell Him how you feel, how you hurt, what you need.  Ask Him to wrap His loving arms around you and your life and make it meaningful again.  To bring bright smiles back into your life.  Read His word, the scriptures, whenever possible.  Talk with some Christian leaders or friends about where you are with your faith walk.  In no time at all you will start to notice a change in yourself as you slowly begin to regain the faith you once had.  Now is the time you need to move forward with your life.  You will grow your faith, making it a faith like none other you knew you could have.  You are now building your faith on solid rock, not on that shifting sand. Now that you have your faith back in your life, it’s time to get own with your life. 

We live by faith, not by sight. II Corinthians 5:7

 

“Faith isn’t the ability to believe long and far into the future.

It’s simply taking God at His word and taking the next step.”

Joni Erickson Tada

 

“Take the first step in faith.

You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”

Dr. Martin Luther King

Not Their Fault!

As a Super Single Parent

Assure your children, it’s “NOT THEIR FAULT”.

My New Workbook – Hot off the presses!!!

HOT off the PRESSES!!! My new workbook, “Become a Super Single Parent – A Survival Guide for the Single Parent” is AVAILABLE Now ONLINE at             www.jamescruise.com

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

+  31% of all households in the U.S. are now single parent households

+  50% of all new births are to single mothers

 So you’re a single parent. And you need help…  So you’re the friend of a single parent. And they need help…    This is a must have book for the single parent. Learn how to thrive, not just survive!

 

Holding Tightly to God’s Hand

As a Super Single Parent holding tightly to God’s hand throughout the single parenting journey results in a closer relationship with our Father God and a greater trust in Him.

Laugh at Yourself…

You’ll never get it as a single parent until you can “Laugh at Yourself” again. Just because your situation has changed, don’t let that change you. Life is still fun. Don’t take life to seriously. Enjoy! Smile! Single parents are supposed to enjoy life also.

Deal With the Changes

As a Super Single Parent the sooner you deal with the changes in your life, the sooner you and your children can move forward.

Family

Family is family, no matter what you are going through.  We all need family no matter how much we believe that not to be the case.  Family is about blood and blood is as they say, thicker than water.  Family is about loving even in times of disagreement and discontent.  It’s about caring even when it’s last on your want to do list.  Family is not just about birth relations, it’s about much, much more.  Family is a feeling, a comfort level, a wanting to be a part of and wanting to be with.  Family is more than just about money, grades, stuff, feelings, jealousies and miss trusts.  Family is never perfect, none ever are.  It’s about forgiveness, helping, needing, growing up, learning, sharing, making mistakes and saying “I’m sorry” and “I love you”.  Family is about life.  Life has its ups and downs; family has its ups and downs.  Family is about accepting, no matter what.  It’s about reunions and shared experiences and stories that last through generations.  Nothing perfect, that’s what family is. Us!       

 “Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts.”   Unknown

 “The family.  We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another’s desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.”     Erma Bombeck

 “To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.”   Barbara Bush

 “In time of test, family is best.”

 

 

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